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Just because you’re selling your home, doesn’t mean you can’t get into the spirit of the holiday season and decorate your house. Besides, a savvy style can not only set a festive tone for the holidays but it’s the one time a year where you can showcase your house in a different way to highlight areas which normally don’t stand out.

Tasteful Christmas decor can create an ambiance at a home in a way that makes buyers more comfortable. With beautiful decorations—whether it’s a large, ornate tree or a roaring fireplace with stockings hung overhead—a prospective homebuyer may envision what their holidays will be like, and that could lead to a sale.

While not everyone has the skills to hang lights on the exterior of the home in a way that will call attention to the house, thankfully, there are Christmas decorating companies that you can hire to do the work for you.

These companies will use their expertise to create a dazzling look to your home and have house hunters coming through the door already smiling.

And a homeowner doesn’t even have to be still living in the home to have this done. The company you hire could set it up, have everything on a timer and swing by to ensure there are no issues. If there are, they will do the maintenance as part of their contract.

During the Christmas season, people often drive into different neighborhoods looking for great light displays, and if they see your great light display and notice the For Sale sign (which should be lit as well!), it might bring eyes to the house that you didn’t expect.

Inside, a big Christmas tree with colorful ornaments and tinsel is also something that potential buyers will enjoy seeing. You should also decorate the dining room table with a red tablecloth and some holiday dishes if you have them.

Another great idea is to hold an open house at night, when you can serve hot chocolate and Christmas cookies and better show-off the Christmas lights, holiday decorations and all that the house has to offer.

Just remember, when decorating, don’t block or cover up important selling features such as fireplace mantels, stairs or windows.

Take photos of the house during Christmas season as well and add it to your online marketing as it will make people stop and look. You never know, Santa may be bringing you the present of a buyer in no time at all!