Can I Decorate for Halloween While My Home is For Sale?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs 475.122155

Nancy, can I decorate for Halloween while my home is for sale?

That's recent question from one of my Edwardsville, IL sellers.  My answer?  It depends on what you mean by "decorate."

If your idea of seasonal decor is this...

...then I am going to have to say, "NO!"  You are seriously compromising the curb appeal of your very nice house.  And while I share your enthusiasm for Halloween, let's tone it down just this year.

But, if your idea of decorating for the fall holidays is more like this...

...then go right ahead. Pumpkins, gourds, fall planters, a welcome sign and a whimsical scarecrow make your home feel warm and homey -- just what a buyer might be looking for in a new place. This decor says you have a sense of humor, you enjoy your home and it tells a buyer that they could live a good life just like you if they buy this wonderful property.

Posted by

Enjoy life in the (618) area code in Southwestern Illinois, St. Louis' Illinois suburbs. SEARCH FOR HOMES HERE.



I help good people buy and sell good homes in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs, with special emphasis on the Metro East communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville, Troy and surrounding areas in Madison County, Illinois.

Are you a teacher, firefighter, law enforcement officer, medical professional or active duty or retired military? Then ask me about Homes for Heroes, offering substantial savings on home purchases. Learn more at Homes For Heroes.

For more information or to search for homes, visit my sites at, or or send an email to me at Text or call Nancy Milton Holtzscher, your Edwardsville Realtor, at 618-791-8007 any time.

REMAX Preferred Partners is located at One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL 62025, 618-791-8007 (direct) 618-655-1188 (office). We're easy to find on IL-157 in Edwardsville between Pasta House Co. and Shenanigans. Each office is independently owned and operated.


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Home Selling
Illinois Madison County Edwardsville
Posts to Localism
Illinois Real Estate
WeBlog Anything (almost)!
edwardsville homes for sale

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Joan Congilose
New Jersey Properties - Manalapan, NJ
Helping Sellers & Buyers

Hi Nancy, I agree with you the 2nd home looks more inviting. I always suggest keeping the decorations to a minimum too but sometimes they just aren't willing to compromise, especially at Halloween & Christmas

Oct 19, 2012 11:33 PM #1
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Nancy Milton Holtzscher

Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
Ask me a question
Spam prevention

Additional Information