Decorate your home early and you will be happier

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Planning to sell 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 Keller Williams Select say that we care about your happiness?  Because we do! 

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, 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.

Sell your home at year-end, no problem

In closing, if you are still thinking that selling your home at year-end is hard, relax.  Let Keller Williams Select get you teamed up with the top KW Select agent in your area.  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 and when you decide to sell your home, we are right here to help you with step one.

Estate Agents – want to know more about KW?

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Get in touch

So, if you need a valuation done on a property anywhere in Randburg or elsewhere in Jhb, we can help.  Give us a call on telephone number (064) 549-3123.  Alternatively, drop us an e-mail at  We have a vast network of almost 1,500 top Keller Williams agents at our fingertips who are all just dying for the opportunity to partner with you to sell and conclude your property transaction in record time.

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