Selling this Fall? Make Your Home Less Spooky
Autumn is a great time for selling your home. The vibrant colors of the falling leaves make a great backdrop, and the coziness of your interior will help buyers envision themselves in the space.
But while the spooky season is quickly approaching, the last thing you want to do is scare buyers away. Here’s how you can keep that from happening.
Making Your Home The Best It Can Be
Invest in Professional Photos
Photos are your home’s first impression, and they are one of the main deciding factors on whether or not your potential buyer schedules a showing. For this reason, you’ll want to highlight your home’s best features and make it look warm and inviting – a place that a buyer can see themselves living in!
Declutter Your Space
Before you list your home with those professional photos, make sure to declutter your space. This doesn’t mean squirreling things away in closets – it’s likely that buyers will look there! Instead, see if a friend or family member has some temporary space for your out-of-season clothing, books, and anything that’s been gathering dust in the unseen areas of your home. The
Buyers will have a hard time picturing their potential life in the home if your family photos and mementos are crowding the walls. While you’re in the showing stage, remove personal items as best as you can to present a blank slate to buyers.
Staging involves decorating so your home’s best assets are on display. You might rearrange your furniture to open up the space, paint your walls with neutral colors, and repair glaring imperfections. This sort of staging shows a buyer that the house is ready for them to move in whenever they’re ready to make an offer.
Going the extra mile, like baking cookies and setting them out for buyers to enjoy, can take you a long way. Little things like that make your home stick out in a buyer’s mind, and that could bode well for you when it comes time for them to make a decision.