Contrary to popular belief, fall is a great time to sell your house!
The market is still really active and there is less competition. So, what is the best way to sell your home this fall? Staging! Specifically, by embracing all the warm, fuzzy feelings that fall gives by tastefully staging and decorating your home for the season.
Start with curb appeal. Make sure your home looks cleaned up by removing all the dead leaves and plants and adding some colorful pops of seasonal favorites like mums. You can also add a pretty fall wreath, some pumpkins, and a fresh fall doormat.
Skip the Spooky. While Halloween decorations are a part of fall, don't use them when staging your home for a sale. Not everyone celebrates it, loves it, or enjoys the holiday. If you're a die-hard Halloween fan, stick the cuter aspects of the holiday - cute carved pumpkins, friendly-looking ghosts, and candy corn. Pass on the spiderwebs.
Change up Your Accents. If you've got the opportunity to adjust some of the accent colors in your home (throw blankets, kitchen towels, or pillows) do it. Embracing the fall color palette will enhance the overall comfortable feeling that fall brings. If fall colors aren't complementary to the rest of your home, skip this step.
What's That Smell? Not real apple cider, but a lovely candle that makes potential buyers think it is? Wonderful! Going that extra step to ensure your home smells as wonderful as it looks can make a huge difference. Not everyone is around to bake fresh treats for that authentic smell. So, grab some candles, oil sticks, or potpourri to fake it.
Set the Table. Nothing feels more like a feast is upon you than setting the stage for it. If you've got the time, set your table like you're preparing for your Thanksgiving dinner. It will show off the size of your dining room, and allow potential buyers to envision their own family gathered 'round.
Embrace the season and stage your home because it's the best way to sell your home this fall! If you're still looking for a realtor to help you with your home sale, contact us! We'd love to help you!