I have noticed lately that a lot of homeowners still have plenty of Christmas Décor displayed on the exterior of their homes. I do understand that the weather sometimes prevents easy removal of Christmas lights and items maybe buried by the snow. However, if you are planning on selling your house anytime soon, remove as many decorations as possible and make sure that photos are not taken on angles that capture any decorations that were not able to be removed.
WHY? What's the big deal?
"Picture this"... your exterior photos have been taken for MLS- keep in mind that 98% of home buyers view your listing on the internet FIRST. The very first exterior photo that appears under your listing has a shot of your stunning Front Door (painted the perfect colour) with a Christmas wreath and some decorative urns with greenery, embellished with red shiny balls. Beautiful...Yes, appropriate...no! In a case like this, the potential buyer may automatically visually date your listing way back to the holiday season, and then wonder to themselves; what is wrong with this house if it's been on the market since December or maybe even early November.
Spring forward, and remove those excess Holiday decorations as soon as the opportunity presents itself!