Selling your home is exciting and a bit scary at the same time. The excitement of selling and moving on is wonderful, but the stress of worrying whether or not your home will sell in the near future can be overwhelming. One of the best things you can do when selling your home this fall is to use the season to your advantage. Fall is a favorite time of year for many, marking the beginning of the holiday season. When your home represents the kind of warm, cozy atmosphere buyers want it will practically sell itself.
In the south, many homes feature large front porches. If your home has a large front porch take advantage of it by decorating with planters, hanging plants and appropriate porch chairs or even a porch swing. This warm and inviting approach adds curb appeal by helping buyers envision carving pumpkins on the porch with the kids, answering their door for trick-or-treaters, and sitting out on the porch enjoying the beautiful weather.
Use Your Fireplace
One of the best ways to make your home more appealing in the fall is to use your fireplace. Since fall represents the onset of cooler weather you want your potential buyers to see this is their dream house and the one in which they can curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book or glass of wine. Decorate the mantle with pumpkins or gourds, along with a few candles. Keep the fire lit when you know you have a showing and arrange your furniture to make it the highlight of the room.
Get Rid of Leaves
Make sure to rake leaves off of the yard consistently throughout fall. Buyers need to see your yard in full without a layer of leaves on top. It also helps to plant a few fall flowers and foliage in your garden to make your yard look cheerful and welcoming. A well cared for lawn indicates to buyers that your home is also well-cared for.
The days are shorter come fall. This means that potential buyers will have a difficult time seeing what your house has to offer if it’s dark. Take advantage of the natural light of sunset and daylight by opening your blinds. Replace any burnt out bulbs in the house so that buyers can see each room in detail.
Since buyers aren’t seeing your home when the lawn is lush and green and the trees are in full bloom, make sure that the photos in your home represent the other seasons. Show them what it’s like to live in this house during the summer with photos of the kids playing in the yard. Make sure they see just how much potential the place has during Christmas with family photos around the fireplace or tree.
Your home is someone’s dream home. By staging and maximizing the potential fall has to offer you might notice more buyers and offers. You want to sell quickly and making your home appealing to buyers this season is the way to go.