Halloween Decorations to AVOID When Trying to Sell Your Home

It's that time of year when the leaves are beginning to change, the temperatures are dropping, and people are gearing up for Halloween! It's a fun time to get in the spirit of the holiday and we all want to have fun decorated houses that trick-or-treaters will ooh and ahh at when it comes time to knock on your door. But if you're attempting to sell your house, you may want to err on the side of caution with the decorations. That's not to say you shouldn't decorate at all, but perhaps keeping to neutral autumn decor is best. Check out some Halloween decorations you should AVOID when you're trying to sell a home at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Forego the Scary Decorations This Year
Many home buyers have small children. If they bring their child along with them while walking through your home, it could become more of a hassle trying to enter your home if your front lawn is covered in gruesome decor that the children are afraid to pass by. Home buying is stressful enough without having to deal with a scared child throughout the walk-through. Instead, consider a Halloween themed decor that invites and excites rather than being the spookiest house on the block.

Don't Paint Eerie Messages on Your Door
Or anything on your home that resembles graffiti, for that matter. Sure, painting a message on a door or window may seem like a great idea because it'll make your home seem scary or abandoned to trick-or-treaters. The problem, though, is that it's not so cute to buyers. While it may be temporary and washable, prospective buyers don't know this and it could scream out to them that you don't care for your home.

Keep a Close Eye and Nose On Your Perishables
Who doesn't enjoy partaking in some of the holiday's festivities, such as pumpkin carving? It makes it even more fun that you get to showcase your work of art to the neighborhood by sitting your precious pumpkin out on the front porch for all to see! Just one little detail you don't want to forget though... If you’re going to use real flowers, pumpkins, and other perishable decorations, make sure to keep them looking fresh. No one wants to see (or smell) produce that’s well past its prime.

Don't Go Overboard with the Decorations
It’s easy to get carried away with decorations as you get caught up in the festivities, but don’t. You’re not trying to impress buyers with your decorating skills. You’re trying to impress them with your house, which can get buried if you’re not careful. With too many decorations, your home can quickly start to feel overwhelming to buyers. And let's be honest, too many decorations can take away from the beauty of your home.

So before you go all out this Halloween to make your home the best decorated and spookiest house on the block, think about what it would be like to try to walk through your home fully decorated as a buyer. How do you think it would make them feel? Do you think it would overwhelm a buyer? If you're even remotely on the fence, err to the side of caution on this one. Trust us! When it comes to trying to sell a home at the Lake of the Ozarks during the Halloween season, less is better. For more spook-tacular tips and tricks for both buyers and sellers, contact the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks. We're happy to list your home during any holiday or season, and we'll work hard to get it sold!

Contact the Fran Campbell Team to get your home SOLD!

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