Monday, December 4, 2006

Holiday Decorations

Several sellers have asked me about decorating their home during the holidays - "is it ok to decorate? Will it offend potential buyers?"

My response? Decorate away! Although I would try to do it in moderation - you don't want to be the Griswalds from Christmas Vacation...

A - it's your home, and it's your family. If you celebrate one holiday or another, that's great. You don't have to completely change your life in order to sell your home.

B - Personally, I love going into a well-decorated home. It feels warm and inviting, as if the homeowners are good, cheerful people. It sort of makes the home smile.

C - A realtor won't respond to a potential buyer's request to show only homes from sellers of a particlular race or religeon - it's illegal. And if the buyers really feel this way anyway, even if they don't mention it to their realtor, they probably wouldn't have bought your home after all.

So go ahead & decorate. Have you family over. Enjoy the holidays. (just keep your home neat & tidy while you enjoy them...)

-Chris