If you’re selling your home in North Florida, whether it’s in Lake City or another community, you may be wondering whether it’s okay to use fall decor while the house is still on the market. The answer? It’s complicated.
Here’s what you need to know.
Can You Use Fall Decor When Your House is on the Market?
It’s absolutely fine to use seasonal decor when your house is on the market, with a couple of caveats to that:
- Don’t overdo the decor
- Don’t have your home photographed with seasonal decor
Keeping your decor to a tasteful minimum is important. That’s because you don’t want to distract prospective buyers from your home’s architecture – and you definitely don’t want it to appear cluttered or look smaller than it is.
The minimalist decor principle applies all year, though, not just during the holidays. You always want buyers to see a clean, clutter-free space that shows how easy it is to maintain and how much living space is available.
So what about home photos?
Have your house professionally photographed before you put up any seasonal decor. There are two reasons for this – and the first relates to impressing buyers who start their home searches online. Buyers who are browsing online, just like people touring your home in-person, want to see a clean and clutter-free space. Additionally, you don’t want anything that may show how long your home has been on the market; if your home doesn’t sell over the holidays, your listing photos will show fall decor – and you don’t want that during the winter or spring months.
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