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Home Staging Tips for Fall

The fall season is all about change. If your home is still on the market, it may be time to modify your home staging strategy. By changing your home with the seasons, potential buyers are more likely to feel like your house could be their future home.

1. Bring in the Scent of Fall

Burn an apple candle or boil cinnamon sticks on the stove. Another great idea is to make hot apple cider, consider serving it to guests as they enter (hard floors only). To see a list of ways to bring fall scents into your home, click here


2. Emphasis Comfort




Add warm throws to the ends of beds or the couch to make potential buyers feel cozy. It is also not a bad idea to turn up the thermostat a bit if it is cold out – people are more likely to stick around and admire a house if they are comfortable. 


3. Forget the Holidays


With Halloween and Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may be tempted to bring out the holiday décor – don’t. You want people to look at the house, not your child’s turkey hands on the fridge. Let in the


4. Light it Up

Days are shorter in the fall and so there is less natural lighting. While it is still important to make sure windows are clean and blinds are open, by placing additional lamps around your home, you will highlight the best features. 



5. Don't Forget Curb Appeal



Summer plants die and go dormant. Remove the withered plants and replace them with mums and pumpkins. Make sure flower beds, gutters, and the yard are leave free. You want potential buyers to see the yard, not two inches of leaves.

By putting in a little extra work this fall, your home will stand out against others on the market. If you have questions about staging your home, I am happy to help. 

- Kurt




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