TIP #1 - Only unpack the necessary winter weather items.
Homes with 50% of the items removed from closets and living spaces tend to show better.
Storage is a piece that all buyers are looking for and can’t seem to get enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets and neatly organize what’s left.
The changing of the seasons gives you an excellent opportunity to do this while you’re swapping your summer essentials for your colder weather items. Instead of unpacking all of your winter gear, only take out what is necessary.
Following this tip will help you keep your home clean and give the impression of having more space!
TIP #2 - Add a few simple touches to make your house feel warm & welcoming.
Your curb appeal is your first impression. Buyers will make their judgments before they even step through the front door.
Make potential buyers feel warm and welcome as they approach your house with a few simple touches.
- Add a few inexpensive solar landscape lights to create a more welcoming atmosphere.
- Fill your planters with colorful, seasonal plants & flowers.
- Swap out the welcome mat for a new one or a seasonal one.
- Add a touch of fall decor to your entryway to create a welcoming feel.
TIP #3 - Capitalize on the coziness of the season.
Fall gives all the cozy and welcoming vibes. Here are a few tips for how you can take advantage of it!
As the temperature starts to drop, turn up the coziness factor and make your house feel like a potential buyer’s new home.
- Light a candle that has a subtle fall scent before showings.
- Stage a sitting area on your deck complete with warm blankets.
- Swap out bright summer pillows and throw blankets with warm, fall-colored accents.
- Bonus: Have a gas or electric fireplace? A tip from HGTV is to make an impression by leaving a note with the remote, encouraging the potential buyers to turn it on so they can enjoy the ambiance.
TIP #4 - Show that your home is well taken care of.
As we stated in tip # 2, your curb appeal is the first impression, and your first impression is your only impression. Make it a good one!
It’s not just about the frills. Hitting the basics can go a long way. As the leaves begin to fall and trees & shrubs start to die off, it can quickly make a property look gloomy and uninviting.
A few tasks that can help with this are:
• Raking and bagging leaves
• Cleaning up branches and debris
• Pressure washing any siding that has built up grime
• Cleaning driveways and walkways
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