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Presented by Charles D'Alessandro of Fillmore Real Estate

By Charles D'Alessandro | Agent in 11210

Halloween Decorations for a Brooklyn Home for Sale?

The fall holidays are just around the corner, starting with the scariest day of the year – Halloween. You may have always enjoyed Halloween in the past, but the most frightening thought now might be, “I have a Brooklyn home for sale! I can’t do Halloween right now!”

Sure, sure. Right, right.

Take a deep breath. Don’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, it’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, don’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, that’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.  The last thing you want is to have a candle fall over during negotiations and set the curtains on fire. It’s a sure bet the buyers will change their minds.  Consider using flameless candles as a safer alternative.  They’re even available in autumn scents such as Pumpkin Spice and Cinnamon Fusion.


You can use autumn colors to warm a room.  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 you’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 charles@fillmoresbest.com for more information.

Charles D'Alessandro

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By Jenet Levy,  Mon Oct 25 2010, 09:42
Holiday decorations for any holiday are fine as long as they are not overdone and don't obscure the ability to see what the property actually looks like. This applies to Brooklyn or anywhere in the country.
By Charles D'Alessandro,  Mon Oct 25 2010, 09:55
Thank you Jenet, very good point this goes for all. Stay in touch.
By Doug Reynolds,  Mon Oct 25 2010, 11:41
I like the idea of the flameless candles, that way there are no accidents. Very interesting info Charles, thanks
By Charles D'Alessandro,  Mon Oct 25 2010, 12:12
Thank you for your input I look forward to networking in the future

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