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Should I Decorate If I am Going to List?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX ELITE, Brevard County FL

Should I decorate for the Holidays?

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Should I decorate? One of the most asked questions when I meet with a potential home seller during holiday season.

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 - Realtor
2010-2011-2012 Multi-Million Dollar Club



The #1 Real Estate Office in Brevard County, Florida



Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Good Morning Steve

Over decorating is not a good idea.  I have to agree with that. The tree adds warmth to the home.  I like it.

Nov 09, 2012 10:14 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Steve,

You are definitely giving out the right information...Less is more....always the best advice!

Nov 09, 2012 10:19 PM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

I think some decorating is still nice in the Holiday season if the clutter is kept down.

Nov 09, 2012 10:19 PM
Sue Ellett
Synergy Property Group | Spyglass Realty - Austin, TX
Austin, TX, Lake Travis, Dripping Springs

I think it's ok to decorate minimally, but just don't take the photos going into MLS while it is!

Nov 09, 2012 11:15 PM