Absolutely!! I just got this question the other day and yes you can put up your Christmas tree when your house is on the market. It can actually make your home warm and cozy during a hectic season, pulling a buyer into imaging a Christmas in their new home.
Just a couple things I would caution. Don’t get a tree that is so large that it takes up a large portion of your room or hides the architectural features of the home with your other furniture. You still want the buyer to see how the room will work for them day to day.
Perhaps this year the tree goes in a different room. Although your favorite place for the tree is in the family room right by the fireplace, this year it may need to be in a more spacious living room.
One other note of caution is on Christmas decorations in general. Yes go ahead and decorate your home for Christmas but if you are one that loves to go all out….this one year you should tone it down to just accents here and there.
My other advice is to not have MLS photos taken while your Christmas decorations are up. If your home does sit on the market for a while the photos will date those photos and show the buyer immediately how long it has been on the market.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. May you have a blessed Christmas season.