Should I Decorate for the Holidays?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL
Should I decorate? One of the most asked questions when I meet with a potential home seller during holiday season. 20111126-105046.jpg

I'm not one to tell someone they should not decorate and get festive for the Holiday Season, however the key to staging the home must include being uncluttered. While I don't do holiday staging, I will give examples of keeping the decorating to a minimum during selling. Sellers must remember, everyone has a different taste for their own decor, so neutral is best. We certainly do not want over decorating to turn off potential buyers! Making sure the decorating doesn't take away room space, counter space and wall space. I have seen some homes decorated with a minimum amount, but looks very nice. In the case of holiday decorating my advice to a seller is " less is more " Steve Vitani RE/MAX ELITE Serving Viera,Suntree and All Surrounding Areas 321-749-9394

Comments (4)

Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

I think they should decorate and like you say it needs to be not adding clutter. It needs to make the house show better.

Nov 26, 2011 03:01 AM
Carlotta Remong
Berkshire Hathaway HS N.E. Prime Properties - Newport, RI

Steve, my sentiments exactly...less is definitely more and less to put away as well. Happy Holidays!

Nov 26, 2011 03:05 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I think your tip less is more is true for any season and for any seller you want the buyer to be able to picture themselves in your home.

Nov 26, 2011 03:21 AM
Patrick White
Home Driven Realty, Inc - Baldwin, NY
Driven to bring New Yorkers home

Good Morning Steve

Decorating for the holidays is very important when selling a home around the holidays. Its almost like wrapping a gift for the buyer. have a great day

Nov 26, 2011 03:51 AM