In today’s seller’s market, buyers are snapping up desirable homes quickly. Still, a well-staged home can give you a step up on the competition.
First, focus on the exterior. Keep your lawn freshly cut, and rake and bag leaves daily. Instead of flowers, play up autumn by using potted plants, pumpkins and other gourds to give a front porch or steps extra curb appeal. Steer clear from over-the-top seasonal decorations that may turn off buyers with more conservative taste.
When it comes to the interior of your home, it’s important to keep it cozy but accessible. Remove photos and personal mementos so potential buyers can easily picture themselves and their belongings in the space. To keep your home looking warm and inviting, add soft blankets and pillows to the couch, and light the fireplace if you have one.
For lighting, the key is to maintain a bright space that doesn’t look stark. During the day, keep your window treatments open to draw in fall’s natural lighting. At night, turn on side table lamps and overhead lights when necessary.
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