Selling your home at year-end then decorate and be happier. Really! It’s true… Psychologists in the US have proved it! Results show that folks that decorate homes and trees early are generally happier.
Why on earth would a company like EA Connections, that connects residential sellers with top real estate agents care about putting up your Christmas decorations early and the link to an even happier you? We care because you will see that you will be happier and the neighbourhood will look friendly and sociable. And, honestly, we could all do with a little more happiness in the race to the end of 2019.
What does the research say?
So, it’s now a fact that if you decorate early for Christmas you are more likely to be perceived by your neighbours and your neighbourhood as pretty friendly and sociable. The report goes into more detail about what the impact is on your neighbourhood. And, again the results point to a neighbourhood that openly communicates an integrated, friendly and social neighbourhood. If you are selling your home at year-end you may want to break out the decorations early and now you have a good reason to do just that.
Even the psychoanalysts agree
Furthermore, Steve McKeown, Psychoanalyst and founder of MindFixers and owner of The McKeown Clinic has the following to say about the happiness associated with decorating your tree early:
- In a world full of stress and anxiety we all like to associate with things that make us happy. And, Christmas decorations evoke strong feelings of our childhood.
- Christmas decorations are also a pathway to some pretty magical childhood memories and emotions. And they create excitement. So, why not extend the excitement.
- One really good reason to decorate early is that you want to feel like that little kid again. Stress-free. Just enjoy the moment because the holidays are coming.
- Holidays also stir up our sense of nostalgia. And we all know nostalgia reminds us of who we are and where we came from. Reconnecting with your childhood memories should, therefore, be good for you.
If you’re away over the Christmas holidays, even more of a good reason. So, unwrap your tree and make an occasion of it. Why not. Life is too short! We could all do with a little more happiness in our lives, that’s why.
Selling your home at year-end, no problem
In closing, if you are thinking of selling your home at year-end, let us help you connect with the leading real estate brands. Simply enter your details online and get calls from agents in minutes. No more running around wasting time, when you decide to sell your home. Rather decorate and be happier for it.