by Stuart Neal
on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 9:12am.
In the metro Edmonton area lots of folks 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 and 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, particularly this year when inventory levels are high and sales values are down. See our September market report for details.
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?
3. Adopt more of a ‘harvest’ or ‘thanks giving’ 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 and burning a pumpkin spiced candle in the living room are also nice touches.