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How not to decorate for Christmas when selling your home

Many people love to decorate for Christmas.

And a few really go overboard.

My wife is one of those.

She decorates outside first and it takes maybe a few hours.

But inside...

550+ snowmen.

 1 live Tree and 3 artificial.

With the exception of 2 bedrooms, we are decorated to the hilt up and down.

It takes a good 2 weeks.

If you enjoy decorating go for it.

If you are selling during the Christmas season   DON'T DO IT!


This is just a small sample of how she decorates.

But, if you are selling...Don't do this!!!



Comment balloon 16 commentsWilliam Feela • December 15 2017 03:11PM


Heeee, what a timely and fun post and great title too!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 3 years ago

I saved this post 3 times.  Once to reload a photo that disappeared and one for some of the text that vanished.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 3 years ago

Good morning, William Feela not ideal if one is selling, but if the home is not on the market, there's a special meaning to every display.... and a nice feeling for the one who decorated....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) about 3 years ago

Actually the tree makes a ever lasting impression about the home for sale.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) about 3 years ago

Good morning, William... has your wife filed for divorce yet?

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 3 years ago

Good morning William. Clearly your wife is passionate about Christmas and you are not selling. Merry Christmas.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

Great posts. I have come across some cringe worthy holiday decor when showing a home. 

Posted by Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty (Antonelli Realty) about 3 years ago

OK...on a different subject about decorating, I once walked into a house that I SWEAR had a dead animal head on EVERY wall in the home. What can some folks be thinking...hahaha

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) about 3 years ago

I'd love to decorate more, but have had a motivation problem this holiday season.  My outdoor lighted reindeer herd are still in the shed.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 3 years ago

Your wife certainly has lots of Christmas spirit and it seems that her decorating brings her happiness - and that's good medicine!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) about 3 years ago

I had someone tell me the other night that a mutual friend of ours had put up 8 Christmas trees on their house. I like to decorate, but I just can't compete with that.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 3 years ago

It's nice to see how your wife really embraces the Christmas spirit William. Do you feel a bit outnumbered with all those snowmen 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 3 years ago

You really made me laugh William Feela  some people are really touched by the spirit of Christmas

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (HomeStarr Realty) about 3 years ago

Morning William.

Oh my! I bet you have a big storage shed located on your property.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 3 years ago

I have seen the outside display...Very nice and well done.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 3 years ago

Your wife has been a very busy lady. Thanks for sharing your photographs.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 3 years ago