The evening temperatures are dropping and the morning air is feeling crisp. Leaves have started changing color, letting you know that fall has officially arrived.
Before you know it, Halloween will be here and little ghouls and goblins will be knocking on your door looking for tricks or treats. If you are a lover of all things Halloween, and your home is on the market, you may be wondering whether you should pull out those boxes of Halloween decorations or leave them stashed in the attic.
Should You Decorate for Halloween When Your Home is for Sale?
If you are the annual recipient of your neighborhood’s “Best Decorated Home” award, it may be a good idea to pass the torch this year.
The first thing buyers notice is the curb appeal of a home, and the last thing you want to do is to scare them off. Because home buyers want to visualize themselves in your home, recreating scenes from the most horrific movies in your front yard may not be in your best interest.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t decorate at all—just keep it light.
Skipping Halloween Decor? Try This Instead
Instead of adorning your home with monsters and brain eating zombies, you could opt for decorating for the season. Pumpkins, gourds, and lighthearted scarecrows are welcoming—without being frightening. If you think the neighborhood trick-or-treaters will pass up your home because of the lack of decorations—they won’t (would you have?). So, stock up on candy and turn the outside light on.
If you still want to go all-out, it’s a good idea to do a fast turnaround. Wait as long as you can to put it up, then take it down as quickly as you can. This way, you can still show your love for the holiday without running most of your potential buyers out of town.
Keep it simple and keep it light.
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