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It’s that time of year for pumpkin-spiced everything to come back, American Dream Realty of South Jersey fans! October is here once more, and we know that you cannot wait to get into the holiday spirit once more. However, if you are planning to decorate your home, there are somethings that you should look to avoid, especially if you’re a home seller. Join us today to find out what those things are, and how you can make sure that you decorate responsibly.

As a homeseller, there is a fine line that you have to walk when the holidays come a-knocking—on one hand, you want to make sure that your home fits the season, but on the other, you need to make sure that you are not going overboard with whatever you are doing. The golden rule when it comes to decorations is moderation—keep it light and simple, and you’ll be just fine. Even in that state of mind, there are some Halloween decorations that you should avoid completely:

Blood and Gore

Not only can it be unsettling to the potential buyer, it can also reduce some of the curb appeal of your house. Fake blood can change the look of your landscape (and not for the better), which can later translate into fewer buyers being interested.

Dead Things

A broader category than the previous one, but anything pertaining to death and dying is a no-go. This means those pop-up scary props you get at those seasonal Halloween stores will have to stay in the attic this year, and anything else resembling a body should not be displayed. A gravestone or two are fine, so long as your lawn is not littered with them.

Clowns

Yes, we’re sure that you were excited for the new rendition of Stephen King’s It this year, but do your best to keep those creepy clowns off of your lawn. The majority of the population may not have a distinct phobia about them, but let’s be honest—they’re disturbing. Leave them aside, or at the very least, put them out on October 30th, and not a day before.
When it comes to decorations, keep in mind that you only want to give the trick-or-treaters a scare, and not a potential buyer—less is always more. There is nothing wrong about getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween (pun intended) as a homeseller; just be sure that you do it in moderation.

Here’s to a wonderful October!

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