The chill in the air, the seasonal drinks, the abundance of pumpkins—fall is finally here. If you’re gearing up to sell, then you should be sure you’re taking advantage of the benefits of the season!
Here are our top four tips for staging your home this fall.
Give Your Yard Some TLC
As the leaves begin to fall and the plants begin to wither, a lot of debris can start piling up—in your yard, on your roof, and in your gutters. While you won’t have to worry as much about weeding your garden or mowing your lawn, you’ll need to address the issues that all of those leaves cause.
Be sure to rake up your yard regularly and bag up the leaves. You’ll also want to take a trip to your roof and clear out any gunk from your gutters. Plus, while you’re up there, you can poke around your roof and make sure you don’t have any dangling or damaged shingles!
Bring Seasonal Warmth
Fall is all about coziness, so the season lends itself well to home-staging. Incorporate those warm reds, oranges, and yellows where ever you can throughout your home, from wall colors to throw pillows to centerpieces.
Have a few mini pumpkins and gourds? Set them out on the coffee table. Extra cozy blankets and pillows? Fill your couch up with them. A vase with seasonal flowers? Make it your table’s centerpiece. Just make sure you don’t go overboard—a little goes a long way!
Use Cozy Scents
Scents are a super underrated way to make buyers feel at home, and fall offers some of the best. Warm pumpkin pie, freshly fallen leaves, apple cider—how can you not feel like curling up with a good book as soon as those smells fill the air?
Whether it’s scented candles, cinnamon sticks, or even freshly baked cookies, find your preferred way to set the aromas and reel buyers in. Some buyers may be sensitive to powerful scents, however, so keep it subtle.
Set the Mood
The decor is in the place, the candles are lit, and now all that’s left are the finishing touches. Here’s what you’ll need to do right before buyers come by:
- If you have a gas fireplace, ask your agent to turn it on beforehand.
- Leave curtains and blinds open to let in as much natural lighting as possible.
- Leave a few lamps on in the darker areas of your home.
- Consider setting some cookies and hot cider out for buyers to enjoy during the showing.
Looking for a Few More Tips?
There’s a lot more that goes into successfully staging a home—luckily, we can help. Check out a few of our extra staging tips, and give us a call if you’d like us to do a walkthrough of your home for more personalized suggestions!