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When you are selling a home during family, religious, or cultural celebrations, you may be wondering about the decorations and décor. Hopefully, this article will serve as a guide to determine what you should do and not do in what concerns seasonal and personal decorations.

Dos and Don’ts of Seasonal and Personal Decorating When Selling a Home

DO Allow Traditional Decorations

Christmas only comes once a year. So, if the seller wants to trim his home and put up a decorated tree, just let them do it. You can even take the opportunity to show how the floor plans and room dimensions can perfectly accommodate seasonal decorating.

DON’T Let The Seller Overdo It

While some Christmas decorations should be allowed, there are some limits. Ultimately, your main goal is to prevent potential buyers attention to be grabbed on the decorations and not on the house itself.

DO Not Forget the Potential Buyer

It’s always important to keep in mind that not everyone likes holiday decorations or even Christmas. But what about your personal collections that you may have displayed on your walls?

Ultimately, you should ask the seller to remove them to ensure that the virtual tours flow seamlessly without viewers pausing to admire the walls.

DON’T Offend The Seller

Remember that this is still the seller’s home. So, the last thing you want is to offend him in any way. This is why you need to be careful when asking him to remove his personal items from the walls no matter if they are religious or personal. You should take the time to explain why you are asking. After all, real estate photography works best with neutral wall accents like generic art or mirrors.

DO Take Before And After Photos

In case you have the opportunity, you should take photos of the house before the seller decorates it with Christmas or Easter ornaments. However, as soon as he decorates it, you can take a couple more shots to show the real home for potential buyers to see.

DON’T Focus On The Trim And Lights

There’s no question that all the trims and lights can be very distracting. So, you need to make sure that you avoid focusing too much on both trims and lights and actually focus more on the floor plans and room dimensions.

DO Stop Showings For Some Days

Whenever Christmas is just around the corner, you may want to give the seller the time to also enjoy the holiday. So, you should avoid scheduling visits for a few days. The reality is that potential buyers will still be able to see the home through 3D tours and examine the room dimensions without interrupting the seller’s main event.

DON’T Stop The Visits For Too Long

While you want to ensure that the seller can also experience the holiday season, it should only be a few days and not weeks.

During the time when there aren’t any visits, you can increase your target audience’s views with some virtual tours as well as to show the home’s accurate measurements, floor plans, and square footage calculations online.

As soon as the visits are up again, the pre-qualified buyer will be ready to get up close and personal with the property.

Captivly Media specializes in iGUIDE Virtual Tours for real estate and businesses. We are also seasoned pros in photography, videography, and aerial drone photo and video. We help real estate agents show more houses in less time.

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