With less than a week away until the night of goblins, ghouls, and good candy, we thought it would be appropriate to put together a house-decorating guide for the occasion. When it comes to the holiday, there are some things that you just shouldn’t put out if your home is on the market. Join us today as we cover those decorations, and try to help you get the best deal for your home.
Buyers, like the trick-or-treat-ers, can be spooked quite easily. One thing out of the ordinary—or very scary, can send them driving, never to come back again. Take blood and gore, for example. A gruesome display of a zombie, or even worse, a scene of death, can cause buyers to pass your house by faster than an episode of The Walking Dead. Do yourself a favor and forgo these brutal scenes.
Blood-spattered front doors are also something to pass up on, this year. No matter whether it is a tradition or simply something cool you thought of to do this year, leave it be. Sure, those trick-or-treat-ers may be spooked, but potential buyers will definitely be! If the red is something you still want to do, give your front door a fresh coat of paint. In these fall months, red doors simply pop out, and catch the eye of anyone looking in the market.
In addition, there is one thing we simply cannot encourage you to avoid more: political statements. Yes, we understand that this is a highly contest election season, causing great divides among people, but please, for the love of all things real estate, stay away from making a statement. Believe us, we know all of the great jokes you could make about all candidates, and how clever of a halloween decoration they would be, but please just stay away. Just by seeing those decorations, you can drive away large amounts of buyers; ones that will stay away even after the decorations come down.
Finally, one of our best tips to give you is not to overdo it. Halloween is a great time of year, but you can easily get caught up in the frenzy, and have your home looking like the equivalent of Clark Griswold’s Halloween-themed house. Keep it light, keep it simple, but most importantly, keep it fun.
No matter how you choose to decorate your home this season, we hope you enjoy your Halloween! Just be sure to keep that candy bowl stocked, for you never know how many trick-or-treat-ers you might have at your door.