Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / by Holly Northup
While it is often said that spring and summer are the best months to sell your home, don’t be fooled. In fact, with less competition and a still active market, fall may be better. How can you make your home stand out from others? Simple: upgrade your home’s appeal with these fall home staging tips:
What they say is true, first impressions do matter. So how do you stage your front porch to leave buyers wanting to see more? Think seasonal items: potted mums near the door, a fall-themed wreath, pumpkins and maybe even a fall doormat. Oh, and while falling leaves go with the season, they are not so appealing to homebuyers. Clean them up before any showings.
Think fall, not Halloween
Pumpkins are appealing. However, leave the Jack-O-Lanterns, spider webs and other Halloween decorations for your next home.
Transition to a seasonal hue
Bring the fall colors in by adding some throw pillows and blankets in seasonal hues. Great fall colors include deep reds, burnt oranges, golden yellows, etc. Think the shades of the changing leaves! But, do make sure they complement any current color scheme.
Cozy and comfortable
As the weather cools down, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere within your home is even more important. To do this, think comfy throws, blankets, pillows, candles, lamps and more.
Appeal to the senses
Smell is often thought to be the sense most closely linked with memory. With that in mind, try to incorporate scents that trigger happy memories: apple pie, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and more. If you don’t want to bake before every showing, add fall-scented candles, essential oils and potpourri throughout your home.
Dress up the interior
Dress up your home’s décor with some seasonal touches. Great options include clear glass jars filled with candy corn, pumpkins, seasonal flowers, etc. And, with Thanksgiving around the corner, think about setting the dining table for your annual feast. A table runner and fall-themed centerpiece should do the trick. It could leave a potential buyer wanting to host their Thanksgiving get together in your home!
Are you considering listing your home this fall? Give our team a call. We would be happy to help you with these fall home staging tips.