Deck the Halls (a Little)!

holiday lights
holiday lights

When you’re selling your home, you stick to neutral tones, understate decor, and create a blank slate that potential buyers can see themselves living in.

But what if you’re selling your home around the holidays? Do you really have to forego the holiday decorations you love for that “nobody lives here” vibe?

Fortunately, the answer is no! You can absolutely decorate your home for the holidays, extending a friendly welcome to potential buyers without turning them off.

Of course, you might have to change the way you decorate a bit.

Here are 3 holiday decorating tips so you can still enjoy the festive season while trying to sell your home.

Less is more

If you’re trying to sell your home during the holiday season, it’s not the time to channel your inner Clark Griswold. Instead, keep it simple. Choose a color scheme and use it throughout the home. And maybe limit your decorations to the living room.

Use white lights

 Okay, so white lights might not be as festive as the blinking colorful lights. But they’ll actually brighten the outside of a home during the dreary winter months. Soft white lights also brighten a room and give it a cozy feeling.

Curb appeal still applies

Skip the giant inflatable snowmen and Santas that sing. If you want to decorate outside, stick with a wreath on the front door and matching garland.

Moderation is important when decorating a home that’s for sale during the holidays. You’ll also want to take listing photos BEFORE you decorate so potential buyers can see the space without all the extra decor. Plus, if the home sits on the market for a while, you don’t want photos in January or February that include a santa sleigh on your mantel.

If you’re thinking about making a move (or know someone who is), I can help! Just reply back to this email or send me a text. No pressure, no sales tactics, just helpful advice and the guidance you need!

And finally, if you’re not thinking about making a move just yet, feel free to bookmark for future reference, so you can come back to it! 



P.S. Be sure to check out my free local Facebook Group, ExploreWitNina. It’s a great place to connect with other community members and get weekly updates on the best events and happenings in and around town!

Nina Rodriguez

Nina Rodriguez

I'm Nina Rodriguez. I am a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Realty. I live and work in the Hudson Valley and love everything this area has to offer. If you live or thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date on Events, Outdoors, Real Estate, and more. I’m looking forward to connecting with you soon! See you around town! | 914.685.8222

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