Selling your home and wondering whether it’s a good idea to put the Christmas decorations up this year?
Putting Christmas decorations up is an important part of most people’s Christmas tradition, however a lot of sellers ask us whether it’s appropriate to put them up when their home is on the market because they want to ensure that their property presents at its very best to buyers.
Should you put up the tree?
A Christmas tree and a few festive ornaments can actually help add a bit of life to your home and may help buyers connect with it emotionally.
However, before you put up your tree think carefully about where it should go and make sure that it’s not too big for the space you want to put it in, because an oversized tree can make a small area appear even smaller.
What about other decorations?
A wreath on the front door can be a nice way to be welcomed at the front door, but when it comes to other decorations you need to be careful of going too far and making your home feel cluttered and messy.
It’s best to keep decorations to a minimum and only use them to help enhance the overall look of your property.
For example, Christmas lighting up all over the house can just end up looking like messy wiring during the day, but in the right place they can bring a bit of life to your home, particularly if you plan on having any inspections at night.
Ask your Mudgee Real Estate Agent for advice
It’s hard to generalise for every property because they are all very different and will appeal to different groups of buyers.
No matter the time of year though, it’s important to remember the basics when presenting your home for sale – i.e. keeping the property clean and tidy and making sure gardens aren’t overgrown.
So by all means put up some Christmas decorations, just ensure that your property looks clean and presentable when buyers come knocking.
For more advice about selling over Christmas, get in touch us at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate.