One of the basic rules of selling a home is to dress it in a way that attracts as many buyers as possible. It’s why a lot of real estate agents recommend using neutral colors instead of bold colors when it comes to the interior. During the holidays, you might be a little hesitant to decorate in accordance to the holidays. The last thing you want to do is offend a potential buyer due to their religion. However, that doesn’t mean you should just ignore the holiday season altogether.
Decorating For the Holidays
Ignoring the holidays altogether when you decorate your house is generally not a good idea. This is because the majority of the buyers that come in to look at your house will acknowledge the holiday season even if they don’t participate in it. Decorating your house for the holidays will make your home more inviting and will make it easier for potential buyers to see themselves living in your house. Keeping that in mind, the following are a few basic tips for decorating for the holidays:
- Avoid using religious decoration, such as manger scenes.
- Avoid personal decorations, such as family photos or stockings with your family’s names on it.
- Don’t use too many decorations. You don’t want your home to look cluttered.
- Stringing holiday lights or hanging up wreaths are great examples of non-religious holiday decorations.
- Don’t add a holiday tree. This is not because of their religious connotation but because a tree can take up too much space and will draw all the attention away from any architectural features you may want to show off instead.
Don’t be afraid of decorating the house you’re selling during the holidays, just make sure that the decorations are appropriate.