Help buyers see the true potential of your home by staging with the fall season in mind.
As the weather turns colder, buyers may be enticed by homes that feel warm. Update your wall color with neutral tones such as creamy off-whites and subtle shades of light brown. As the days grow shorter, brighten up your home with extra lighting. Lamps placed in the darkest corners of large rooms can make the space more inviting.
Add more warmth with pillows and other soft goods. A plush, luxurious duvet cover or bedspread can help a bedroom appear more comfortable. Bathroom linens, which should complement the room's décor and look new, are great for introducing fall color.
Bring the season into home the staging process, without making the effort obvious, by using flowers or foliage. Pussy willows, chrysanthemums and sunflowers can all be found at florist shops, and fall accents such as decorative gourds and sprays of colorful leaves are good replacements for tabletop clutter and knick-knacks.
Staging the exterior of your home in the fall is similar to what you would do in summer. A clean, well-kept lawn and simple embellishments, such as freshly mulched plantings, will show off the architecture of the house and the size of the yard. Rather than waiting to rake until the majority of leaves have fallen, clear them away consistently throughout the week. Once the snow starts falling, keep your driveway and sidewalk free of snow.