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

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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.

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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

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