Friday, December 20, 2013

FAQ Friday: "What about my Christmas decorations when I'm selling?"

Sherri Shepherd's House  (Bing)
Trish Yearwood's House - Bing
I say decorate to your heart's content.  Yes, decorations are distracting.  Yes, decorations prevent a buyer from seeing the spaciousness of the room.

However, the holidays are sentimental and sweet.  It can be heartwarming for a buyer to see your house decked out for family and friends. Emotional appeal, ya know....

"THE PROBLEM" with Christmas decorations when you are selling:
Realtors seldom (if ever) take a set of pictures beyond the listing pictures.  If your decorated house is photographed for MLS you must follow up with your realtor.  It is essential to take new pictures sans a Christmas tree, wreaths, luminaries, mantel fringe, reindeer and stars.  Seeing these December delights is sad in April!

In Closing
Christmas is rapidly approaching.  Be good to you and don't run yourself ragged.  Enjoy the spirit of the season.

Watch What's Happening featured Sarah Jessica Parker.  Andy Cohen asked her, "What is your favorite part of The City (NYC) during the holidays?"  She thought for a moment and replied, "The Streets. The streets are magical.  It is like living in an Advent Calendar."

Perfect analogy of my experience last week!


  1. It's so true about the listing photos - nothing sadder than seeing a snow covered lawn in April either.

    Love what SJP said about NYC at Christmas - it's so true. The first time I was there, we arrived on Boxing Day and it took my breath away - the trees, the music, the lights - magical.

    1. Merry Christmas Heather! I bet your Christmas will be white!

  2. Hope your enjoying the season.....have a great Christmas!