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 The Trick to Treating Buyers this Halloween? Don't Let Your Decor Scare them Away!

The Trick to Treating Buyers this Halloween? Don't Let Your Decor Scare them Away!

We’re just days away from Halloween and if you’re anything like us, you’re ready for some spooky shenanigans and sweet treats! Each year, Halloween has a way of bringing out the inner child in all of us. We dress up like our favorite creepy creatures or another cast of creative characters and often set up a scary scene to thrill all of our friends and, of course, delight the neighborhood trick or treaters.

But, if you’re trying to sell your home this Halloween, is recreating a zombie apocalypse in your front lawn a good way to attract buyers? Many people love to get into the Halloween spirit and they may even like a good scare every once in a while, but it is likely that prospective home buyers don’t want to see blood, gore, spiders and more when they step into their potential new home. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you have to completely sacrifice your own Halloween fun when you’re trying to sell your home during this spooky season.

It’s true; ghastly ghosts, screaming skeletons and other frightening faces should probably be left out of your home’s Halloween décor when it is on the market. Just save all of that fun stuff for next year, when you’re comfortably moved in to your new home and you’re ready to give your new neighbors a little thrill!

Instead, consider some of fall’s more classic Halloween treats that may give your home the cozy, comfortable appeal that today’s buyers can’t get enough of. Yes, we’re talking about all of that “gourdeous,” stylish natural fall décor!

How can you be sure that your Halloween decorations are totally tasteful and not terrifyingly tacky while you’re welcoming potential home buyers to your home during this freakishly-fun season?

Simply put, think “classy” and not “creepy.”

Save the spiders, witches and tombstones for next year. Pack up all of that gory décor and swap it out for some friendly pumpkins, mums, and other traditional fall foliage. Take a “less is more” approach to your Halloween home decorating to make sure that your sense of spooky doesn’t scare off potential buyers.

And, yes, a colorful, leafy wreath may be the perfect touch to give your front door major appeal during this season. But, when you’re trying to sell your home, don’t let all of that natural fall foliage spill out into your front yard. Curb appeal never goes out of style; so, make sure that you’re raking your lawn regularly and that it is leaf-free when prospective buyers come knocking on your door.

If you’re feeling a little bit down about ditching your favorite spooky Halloween décor while your home is on the market and our advice has got you saying “boo,” just know that we’re not suggesting that you abandon the Halloween theme altogether. Go ahead and leave out that animated monster hand candy bowl with some tasty treats for your prospective buyers. It may be a hauntingly-perfect way to welcome guests to your house and get them into the Halloween home-buying spirit!

Not sure if your home is more of a trick or treat for prospective buyers this Halloween? Contact a trusted Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty agent for a professional opinion today!