One of the most common questions realtors get asked from sellers during the holiday season is: “should we decorate our home or not?”

 

The simple answer is…

 

Yes, but there needs to be balance! You want to focus on bringing out the best features of your home by adding subtle pieces of holiday décor. Here are the do’s and don’ts of holiday real estate marketing.

 

 

Do:

 

-Do get into the holiday spirit: The holidays are the perfect time to make your home cozy and smell great. Turn on the fireplace and play some holiday music. Have some baking in the oven or light a holiday scent.

 

Don’t:

 

-Don’t take your listing photos with your Christmas decorations: Hold off on putting your Christmas decorations out until you have your photos done. Nothing dates your MLS listing like seeing your Christmas décor in the spring. People will wonder why your home hasn’t sold.

 

Do:

 

-Do put up your Christmas tree: Including a tree that complements the space is great! If your tree is tall, that can showcase a room with lots of height.

 

Don’t:

 

-Don’t include a tree if it doesn’t add to the room: If your tree is too big, falling apart, or offsetting the décor, leave it out.

 

 

Do:

 

-Do put up your decorations: The right decorating will trigger your potential buyers’ emotions to make them feel at home in your space.

 

 

Don’t:

 

-Don’t go overboard with décor: Keep it minimal and tasteful. A nice centrepiece and Christmas tree is plenty. You don’t want to overwhelm the potential buyers with clutter.

 

 

 

Follow these do’s and don’ts and you’ll be selling your home this holiday season in no time!