Halloween Decorating Tips when Selling Your Home

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Halloween Decorating Tips for Homes for Sale

 

Halloween is that magical time of year when children and adults dress up in costume and get candy.  Here are some Halloween decorating tips for homes for sale during Halloween time.

We love Halloween and put decorations up all over the house and outside.  We go for the Scary and borderline gory decorations.  This may not be the best way to go if you are trying to sell your home.

Inside your home - Limit the amount of decorations in your home.  Try using a "harvest" type of centerpiece on your dining table.  One or two witches or ghosts is ok, but remember that the goal when selling your home is to de-clutter the house so don't go too crazy with the spooktacular decorations.  You can add a Halloween feel by adding harvest tea towels to your oven door handle and a few faux pumpkins.

Outside your home - Stay away from the Scary decorations.  Your homes curb appeal is very important.  Your curb appeal is your homes first impression on buyers and you want to make a good one.   Try using a bail of hay on the porch accented with a few pumpkins.  If you have a flag pole you may want to hang a "cute" Halloween flag.  Keep your decorations in a "harvest theme" and limit your decorations to 5-7 pieces.

Get the Kids involved in your downsized decorating.  You can get a plain hay wreath at your favorite craft store.  Go to your local dollar store and pick up a few fall floral picks.  Grab a few small Halloween decorations like cute witches or ghosts that you can add to the wreath.  Usually they will be floral picks or small handing decorations.  Cut the leaves off the pics and remove the sticks and strings from the decorations.  Then all you need to do is have the kids help you glue the leaves and decorations to the wreath.  This will make the kids feel like they decorated the house even with the downsizing in decorations.
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Rainmaker
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

This is a good point. Decorating tastefully for any holiday is important.  In Dallas, I gave up the bales of hay years ago because the visitors I attracted were small and gray with long tails and that was truly scary!

 

Sep 26, 2012 10:42 PM #1
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Cheryl Eskridge
Eskridge Real Estate - Eagle River, WI
ABR, CRS, GRI, PMN, Broker, Licensed in WI & TX

Good things to remember. I had a seller literally put their house into a Haunted House contest! I told them it would not be advisable to show the home during this time and they could not understand why!!!!!! I finally got them to agree to no showings for 2 weeks and they would take it down. I explained the buyers can't see the house they only see the decoration and if they would bring their small children it may be way to scary. This would be a great idea for a Newsletter to all sellers.

Sep 26, 2012 10:42 PM #2
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Lisa Michael
Keller Williams Preffered - Raleigh, NC

Thanks for sharing....great ideas!

Sep 26, 2012 10:46 PM #3
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Michael J. Gallo
Florida Luxury Realty - New Port Richey, FL
Florida Luxury Realty - Gulf Home Sales Team

Sharon, I know those visitors quite well.  My neighbor has 3 citrus trees and they so love running back and forth along the fence.  Our Dogs get plenty of exercise chasing them.

Cheryl - I write a rela estate article for my Neighborhood Home Owners association and that is next months topic.  Now you have me thinking about writing one and emailing it from my database.  Thank you for the inspiration.

Sep 26, 2012 11:48 PM #4
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