To deck the halls or not to deck the halls? That is the question many Sellers find themselves facing when their home sale creeps into late November and December. Should Sellers show their holiday spirit, or should they just remain neutral?
Our broker, John Manning, was quoted in this article by Fresh Home, and he believes Sellers should err on the side of caution. “At the risk of sounding like a Grinch, we vote not. Buyers can hail from a variety of cultures and religious views, and if you want your home to appeal to the widest audience, you need to create a neutral environment. Buyers are walking through prospective homes envisioning their own life in the home, literally thinking, ‘Will this home suit me and my family throughout the year?’”
Furthermore, Anita Springate-Renaud, licensed partner and broker at Engel & Völkers Toronto Central, says elaborate or excessive decorations can distract from the parts of the home Sellers want to shine in any potential property walk-through. These include things like square footage, wall space, the quality of finishes and other amenities. How are buyers going to see how large your living room is with a 12-foot tree filling it up?
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