outdoor Halloween decor

Love it or hate it, Halloween arrives each year with the same demand: decorate and hand out candy to neighbourhood children. For people looking to sell their homes, this extra “landscaping” might not be at the top of the To Do list. However, if done right, getting into the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve is a good opportunity to appeal to your target buyers.

The #1 thing to remember for decorating: Keep It Simple. Use decorations that go up easily and don’t leave traces behind. That means no extra nails, paint, etc. that could prove difficult to remove. If a quick closing date is on the table, you don’t want to be spending precious time taking down everything that just went up.

The second thing to keep in mind is: Keep It Tasteful. You might love haunted houses, gore and spiders galore, but your potential buyers might not. The last thing you want to do is give the wrong impression or turn off viewers before they’ve even stepped in your home. Traditional pumpkins, tasteful door wreaths (you’ll find an abundance of beautifully pre-made ones at Michaels), and ghostly ghouls out of cheesecloth are always seasonal favourites.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, these easy-to-whip-up decorating ideas for your porch and front lawn from Martha Stewart will enchant trick-or-treaters and visitors alike.

Got any Halloween decorating tips that you’ve discovered do the trick? Share with us!

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