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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 ) 10 months 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) 10 months 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, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 10 months 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) 10 months ago

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

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) 10 months 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) 10 months 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) 10 months 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) 10 months 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) 10 months 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 (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) 10 months 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) 10 months 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, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 months 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 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 10 months 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 AR LLC) 10 months ago

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

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 10 months ago

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

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 10 months ago