Will we see small armies of children roaming out streets in scary & fun costumes as they “trick & treat”? Or will Covid 19 concerns mean that children will stay at home? My expectation is that whilst we may see few children they will still be out.

From the perspective of real estate marketing i.e. selling your home it’s a great time to appeal to home buyers but you have to do it right.

In our market, i.e. metro Edmonton Alberta, many people just love Halloween. Perhaps it’s a family tradition? You put up those inflatable spiders, ghouls, or Frankenstein like monsters on your front lawn. You festoon your windows with “Witch” shaped stickers & some of your tricks make a loud noise.

It’s fun, isn’t it?

What if we told you that these most of these things could hurt your chances of selling your home?

Our advice?

  1. Avoid obstructing the view of the home, making it scary or associating it with death, (picture those tombstones that some folks install). These things just give the wrong impression.

  2. Avoid placing stickers on windows that block out light. We suggest you avoid these completely.

So, if your heart is set on celebrating Halloween what should you do?

  1. Adopt more of a ‘harvest’ or ‘thanksgiving’ approach.

Putting a couple of friendly carved pumpkins on the front step would be just fine. Mounting a nice wreath on the front door should be well received. Some seasonal throw cushions on the sofa won’t be out of place. Leaving a plate of Halloween themed cookies out & burning a pumpkin spiced candle in the living room are also nice touches.

And the day after Halloween?

  1. Normalize your home. You will be glad you did. Especially if you want to sell before Christmas.

Have you been trying to sell your house this year? Perhaps you need another REALTOR. Read this blog to learn how: 11 Ways to Pick the Best Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home.

Here’s another blog you may find helpful: How to Sell a Home That Failed to Sell So Far.

Wondering if there is even a market for your home? The market is HOT. Home sellers are selling faster & for MORE money than home sellers have received for the last 2 years. See this link for more information: Ambergate Market Report.

About the author:

You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker Owner & REALTOR®

Want more information about our discount & flat fee home selling programs? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our home sellers page www.FlatFeeRealtyAdvisors.ca

This blog was first posted October 29th, 2016, amended & republished in October 2017. It was amended for the third time October 10th, 2018, for a fourth time October 25, 2019 & again in October 2020.


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