As most estate agents will tell you, Christmas is not the best time to market a house. But if you find yourself trying to sell your property over the festive season, there are a few rules you should follow.
This involves how you decorate your property for Christmas, which can have an impact on your home’s selling potential and overall value.
‘Highly decorated houses with numerous multi-coloured lights and Christmas decorations such as Father Christmas climbing down the chimney and reindeer in the garden can certainly devalue a house.’ – Carol Peett, managing director at West Wales Property Finders
‘This can be a real hornets’ nest as it’s not only your own decorations that can reduce your property’s selling potential but also your neighbours’ in your street. This will have far more effect on the long-term value of the property, over which you will have no control.
‘This is something that we would always highlight to a client of West Wales Property Finders as, not only may they dislike the decorations, these are likely to attract more traffic and noise in the street over the festive period as people drive by to see the display. Certainly this would justify a lower offer being made on the house.’ – Carol Peett
Use simple and stylish decorations
‘A simple string of white lights in trees in the garden, a holly wreath on the front door, a beautiful, simply decorated Christmas tree, and a mantelpiece decorated with holly, ivy and candles, are welcoming and can add value to a property.
‘In the same way as the smell of baking bread and fresh coffee can paint a picture of an aspirational lifestyle, a simple and beautifully decorated house can conjure up dreams of wonderful Christmases spent with family and friends in their new home. This makes buyers think the property is more valuable and encourages them to buy the house.’ – Carol Peett
The full article can be found in House Beautiful Magazine’s Christmas issue 2017
http://www.housebeautiful.co.uk/lifestyle/property/news/a2655/christmas-decorations-reduce-property-value/ House Beautiful Magazine Christmas Issue 2017
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