Tips for Showing Your Home During the Fall


When it comes to buying and selling a home, the final months of the year present some unique advantages in the marketplace (think less competition and motivated buyers).

If you’re selling your home this fall, here are a few tips to make the most of the season.

Boost your curb appeal

Enhance your property’s exterior by raking the leaves and taking care of any necessary home improvement projects like roof maintenance, window replacements, painting, cleaning gutters, and landscaping. Keep in mind that no matter how great your home looks inside, buyers will see the exterior first, so make that first impression count!

Highlight comfort

Homes show well during the fall when they look warm and homey. Stage your home to look as cozy and inviting as possible, whether that means adding throw pillows and blankets to the furniture or playing up the fireplace. Here are a few simple ways to transition your living space from summer to fall.

Remember to keep seasonal décor tasteful and simple (i.e. don’t go overboard with spooky Halloween decorations or festive lights!). At the end of the day, less is more, as too many decorations tend to take the focus off your home.

Bring the light

With the days getting shorter, it’s important to open the curtains and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible.

You also may want to add some extra lamps to brighten rooms with fewer windows and emphasize your home’s best features.

Written by @properties
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