If you’re selling your home in the colder months of the year, you have so much opportunity to stage your house for potential buyers! Normally home buyers are going crazy in the summer months because school is out, making the market much more competitive. However, in autumn this lack of competition is advantageous. You can set up your home so buyers can idealize their new comfort zone. Fall and Winter are all about comfort.
With decor, keep in mind that a little goes a long way. You don’t want fall wreaths on every door or corner you turn in your home. Keep it simple. This way when you have buyers come, they can see what you have done while keeping some blank spots for their imagination. If you overcrowd your house it will look too busy and it will prevent the buyer from being creative; while wondering why there are so many vases with artificial maple leaves and bowls of fake fruit! Remember to keep personal items tucked away as well.
With daylight savings officially here, the nights come upon us much faster meaning less lighting. You are going to want to bring the light into your home. With your decorations, you can light beautiful scented candles-but not too many. A general rule when selling your home is to stick to unscented candles or basic scents-like those silly named candles such as “Sugar & Spice, Fall Harvest”, “Autumn in the Park”, etc. People have different tastes and you don’t want to turn off your buyer! Another tip is plugging in some lamps with delicate lighting to accentuate a corner of the room with a reading chair, for example. You want the buyer to picture themselves bunkered down, relaxing in their new home. Illuminate it’s best features, be imaginative! If you have a fireplace- spark it up! Nothing says home like a fireplace. You want your house to be a glowing welcome sign.
Our next tip is to decorate the outside! Getting caught up with the interior is easy to do with so much to work with. For the outside you want to keep it just as simple, though. Maybe a wreath on the door, some mum planters on the steps, really play up the fall or winter theme and colors. If it is around Holidays, add little things here and there. You don’t want to push your buyer away with in-your-face decor. Make it appealing to all customers. Also, clean up the yard whether that entails raking the leaves or shoveling the driveway and sidewalk.
Lastly, have fun! Bring out your creative side, design things you always have wanted to now that your home is cleaned up and simpler looking. There is room for anything your heart desires to make your house look appealing to potential home buyers. Just remember- don’t over do it! Keep it neat and clean._1
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