Well it's that time of the year when the ghost, goblins, gouls come out of attics and basements and into homes. While for some the day is great fun... for other's Halloween carries a negative connotation.
You might want to suggest to your seller's that this year they cut back or totally avoid decorating.
As a stager I advise our clients to use VERY little or NO decorations. WHY? For the simple reason... when selling a house the HOME is to be the "star of the show" not the stuff.
PRO OR CON Halloween... NOT decorating makes sense because:
* If a buyer LIKES Halloween you don't want them looking at all the wonderful cute decorating... you want them to see the house.
* If the buyer does NOT LIKE Halloween, you don't want them "spooked" by the decorations.
Staging 101... When selling a house, make it appeal to the largest home buying demographic possible.