What’s the Secret to Listing in the Fall or Winter?

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    Today I’ve got some top tips on selling your home in the fall and winter months.

    As is the case all year long, you really want to pay close attention to your curb appeal.

    I know how tempting it can be to go out and buy every pumpkin and decorative gourd out there. But when styling your porch, there is a thin line between nicely-decorated and something out of a farmers market. Seasonal decor is fun, but you don’t want to overdo it.

    The trick is to enhance, not obscure, your curb appeal. Too many fall decorations will take focus away from the best features of your home, but adding in tasteful touches of decorative flair can be a subtle way to accent your property.

    Buyers understand that yards this time of year may be harder to maintain, but a messy yard will not be as inviting as one that has been raked and cleaned up.

    As the weather starts to cool down, a warm and cozy atmosphere will make buyers feel at home.

    The interior of your home should be inviting, as well. As the weather starts to cool down, a warm and cozy atmosphere will make buyers feel at home. Accenting your furniture with pillows and throws can add a welcoming touch. Also, display vases of seasonal decor can provide festive accents without overwhelming the space.

    Whether you’re ready to light a fire yet or not, there are a few ways you can prepare your fireplace for fall and winter showings. If you are ready to light a fire, having one going during a showing can add warmth to your property in more ways than one.

    If you aren’t, you still need to make sure that the glass and hearth are clean and neat. Stacking wood in the fireplace can also give buyers the impression of warmth, even without the fire.

    Scents, too, can make a big impact on potential buyers. Consider lighting fall-scented candles. Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and vanilla are all great options. These unmistakable scents will not only make the home feel cozy, they’ll also help the buyer form a connection to the home.

    If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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