It's Christmas Time! My House Is For Sale. To Decorate or Not To Decorate?
The outside of the house is all lit up! There are lights on the eaves and Santa on the roof top. The front yard has lighted candy canes and dancing reindeer. What a beautiful Christmas! Says the buyer.
Here is the seller. I am going to spend hours putting all of that up and someone is going to want to buy in time for Christmas.
Timing. How long after Thanksgiving do you wait until you decorate? Now that is a strategy -- because if it takes 30-40 days to get financing, then you are pretty safe to decorate and have it remain intact until after Christmas. :-) Let's say maybe on December 3rd to be safe. Of course, the buyer may have cash. *sigh*
Oh wait. The family is used to putting the up the tree and all of the decorations the day after Thanksgiving. :-( We then run the risk of spending hours with all of the decorations only to have to take them all down two days before Christmas. And, of course, we bought a house so now we have 1 day to reassemble.
Right now I have a seller that is closing on their house on Dec. 28. Decorate or not?
Keller Williams Realty
3955 S. Soncy
Amarillo, TX 79119