The fall holidays are just around the corner, starting with the scariest day of the year â€“ Halloween. You may have always enjoyed Halloween in the past, but the most frightening thought now might be, â€œI have a Brooklyn home for sale! I canâ€™t do Halloween right now!â€
Sure, sure. Right, right.
Take a deep breath. Donâ€™t panic. First, if the idea of Halloween or autumn decorations this year (versus before you had a Brooklyn home for sale) freaks you out, you need the break anyway. Secondly, itâ€™s the perfect opportunity to sell your house. Holiday decorations can help buyers imagine the decorations they might use for a warm, inviting atmosphere.
There is, however, a difference between decorating before you put your home on the market and decorating now. For example, donâ€™t go overboard. You want potential buyers to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the house, not scream when the skeleton falls out of the closet.
If you decide to decorate for Halloween rather than just an autumn theme, thatâ€™s okay. Pumpkins, used wisely, can draw attention to an area. However, growling faces are a thing of the past until your house is sold. Use harmless, happy pumpkin expressions to help build the overall cheerful holiday house-buying mood.
Forget about burning candles right now.Â The last thing you want is to have a candle fall over during negotiations and set the curtains on fire. Itâ€™s a sure bet the buyers will change their minds.Â Consider using flameless candles as a safer alternative.Â Theyâ€™re even available in autumn scents such as Pumpkin Spice and Cinnamon Fusion.
You can use autumn colors to warm a room.Â A bowl of chrysanthemums and dried leaves will make a special touch in the bathroom, while pumpkin gourds can add warmth to a porch.
Because of the holidays coming up, autumn makes people nostalgic. For most, it brings thoughts of family and friends, pumpkins and turkey, fun and light-heartedness. A warm, inviting decorating scheme can further bring out that nostalgia, and get a SOLD sign put in front of your Brooklyn home for sale.
If youâ€™d like to sell your home before the holidays begin, I can help. Call Charles D'Alessandro of Fillmore Real Estate at (718) 253-9600 ext 206 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.