10 Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell in the Fall – Every season offers different opportunities to beautify your home. As summer turns into Fall, consider these easy staging tips to ready your house for the market.
1. Don’t Leave the Leaves
The look of your yard can make or break that first impression you want a buyer to have. Though Fall leaves are beautiful, when it comes to staging, they are best suited for branches and/or décor. Rake up your yard regularly to keep it leaf free, as well as tidy up your summer flower beds to give the impression of a stress-free, neat yard.
2. Leaf Wreath
While raking up those pesky leaves, set aside some of the prettier leaves to adorn your doors and window boxes with seasonal decorations. Better Homes and Gardens offer fun, creative DIY ideas with fall foliage and repurposed objects.
3. Play up Autumn Colors
There’s nothing like the rich colors of autumn to make a home look inviting. Fill a few vases with the deep colors of marigolds and place them strategically around your house to bring the outside in.
4. Play up Autumn Scents
Invest in some autumn scented candles such as pumpkin spice, ginger spice, or even apple pie to add another warm sensory experience to a potential buyer’s visit. With smells like these, buyers will be able to envision themselves baking up sweet treats around the holidays.
5. Mood Lighting
With the sun setting earlier every day, intentional and strategic lighting can lighten dark corners of your house for a cozy appearance. Not only will your home feel warmer, it will give a more inviting appearance.
6. Snuggly Props
Autumn weather means cool days, and even cooler nights. Place comfy pillows, throws, and blankets around your home so owners can envision themselves snuggling up in their new home.
7. Pumpkins, gourds, and more pumpkins
Pumpkins are the quintessential Fall accessory and placed well, they can give your home that Fall feeling you desire. Furthermore, pumpkins come in all shapes, colors, and sizes; buy a variety for your front porch steps and some gourds for your table centerpiece.
8. Porch Décor
Pack up summer clutter from your lawn and porch, such as beach gear, flip flops, etc. and redecorate your porch for autumn. Lay a cozy blanket over the back your porch swing and artfully arrange some pumpkins and marigolds to give your buyer the right impression, right away.
9. Fireplaces and Fire pits
The sound of a crackling of a fire evokes feelings of warmth and coziness in everyone. Having a fire in place during open houses or visits is one small detail that may go a long way. Additionally, setting a fire pit or chiminea in your backyard will help a buyer envision outdoor festivities for their family in any season.
10. Keep it Simple
When considering the above ideas, subtlety is imperative. Too much of a good thing can overwhelm a buyer. Keep your home simple and clean, with clutter packed away and allow your fall staging to set the home in the right way.
When staging your home for the autumn months, a little can go a long way to attract potential buyers. Your realtor will be a great resource to guide you in staging, if you get stuck or overwhelmed. Luckily, autumn is the perfect season to present a cozy home for any family!