By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine

You don’t want to scare buyers away. But who says you can’t have a little fun with your listing for Halloween?

Sure, you should probably skip the full cemetery tomb display for the sake of curb appeal. And, probably the ghost popping out of the tree or the witch laughing a haunting laugh in the corner is not the best idea when selling a home. But a few nonscary, Halloween-themed accents here and there can help outfit your listing’s exterior for the season. After all, orange is an eye-popping color that you can certainly use to your advantage in the fall.

Why not add some pumpkins and fall-inspired décor around the for-sale sign for some added attention? Or a spider on a fake web hanging down from your sign for a little fun?

Need some inspiration? Take a look at few examples of stylish Halloween exteriors, all taken from designers featured at Houzz, a website for remodelers and designers.

Autumn/Halloween Decor
Photo by Mary Prince PhotographySearch traditional entryway design ideas
Festive Fall Display
Photo by Southern Botanical, Inc. – Discover traditional entryway design ideas
Photo by Southern Botanical, Inc. – Search traditional entryway design ideas
Seasonal exterior- Autumn
Photo by Seaside InteriorsLook for traditional exterior pictures
Autumn Porches
Photo by Julie Ranee PhotographySearch eclectic porch pictures
Autumn/Halloween Decor
Photo by Mary Prince PhotographyMore traditional landscape photos


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