If you’re trying to sell your home during the holidays, try my friendly holiday reminder on how to decorate your home and attract buyers.

Glitter lights, classic decorations, and appealing accents make a home look more inviting and gives a potential buyer a warm feeling about their future home.

Here’s how to deck your halls for holiday house calls!

Take your neighborhood’s lead

If you live in a neighborhood that gets into the holiday spirit, then make sure you don’t look like the Grinch. Buyers will expect Christmas decorations at your home and having none may send the wrong message.

Less is more

When it comes to holiday decorations while selling your home, it’s important to enhance the features of the home versus adding all the bobbles and tinsel that cover them up. Hang an elegant wreath on the front door, rather than a field of inflatable reindeer, snowmen or whatever the “in” character was this year or in years past.

Dreaming of a white Christmas

Simple white lights, instead of flashing, multi-colored lights can add a festive touch without distracting buyers during walk-throughs.

Trim the tree just right

If you pick a tree that is too big, it will distract viewers and can make the room seem small. It can also block the flow and make the interior space seem crowded.  On the other hand, if it is too small it can feel depressing and sad. Decorate a tree only if you have a great room and you want to show off a high ceiling.

 Depersonalize your decorations

Avoid any personal decorations that apply only to you and your family.

Also, use more generic decorations to promote the season’s greetings rather than a specific religious holiday or belief.

 Light a Yuletide log

If you have a fireplace, there is nothing like a crackling fire to offer a cozy feeling to help celebrate the winter and warm visitors. It also highlights another feature of your home.

Protect your presents

Lastly, don’t leave gifts under a tree or on display. Lock the presents, especially during an open house. It’s a sad reality that anyone can just walk in and walk away with a gift intended for someone else.