Tips for Selling Your Home This Fall or Winter

    If you plan on selling your home this fall or winter, follow these six tips for a successful sale.

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    The temperature is dropping, leaves are changing colors, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. I know you may be tempted to stuff your home full of pumpkins and other fall decorations but if you plan on selling your house right now, a little discretion can go a long way.

    That’s why I have a few tips to help you sell your home this fall or winter:

    1. Pay close attention to your curb appeal. I love to buy a ton of gourds and pumpkins to decorate my entire porch with, but you don’t want to hide your home’s curb appeal with all of that decoration. Keep it simple and go easy on the fall decor.

    2. Make your space inviting. Bowls of seasonal fruit placed throughout the home create a fun atmosphere. Of course, people understand that it can be annoying to rake leaves, but you want to make a good impression on potential buyers, so keep that yard free of leaves.

    3. Go easy on scary, gory Halloween decorations. If a child approaches the home and thinks it looks too scary, you just lost that buyer. Even though it might be their parents’ dream home, the child will never see their house as their home.

     

    Don’t cover your curb appeal with too many decorative gourds.

     

    4. Let in the light. It’s always a good idea in any season to keep your blinds open and let natural light fill your home. If you have a darker home, place lamps throughout.

    5. Prepare your fireplace. There is nothing more welcoming than a roaring fire when the weather starts to cool down. Remember to keep your screens clean. A lot of fireplaces are really dingy, but a coat of paint can easily freshen things up.

    6. Use fall scents to your advantage. Nothing is more inviting than a good-smelling home. Bad odors drive buyers away, so use cinnamon, pumpkin, and vanilla scents to create a strong connection with potential buyers.

    These tips will help you successfully sell your home this fall.

    If you have any other questions about preparing your home for the fall market, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

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