Is your home currently for sale? Or are you planning to list it for sale during the fall months? It’s always wise to stage your home because it can result in getting bids more quickly and getting more for your home. However, with the coziness of fall, you have unique opportunities to really set up your home for success. Here are some fall staging tips from Half Price Drapes.
Start by focusing on the curb appeal
Many potential buyers will make a decision within seconds of seeing your home – even before they ever set a foot inside. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your front porch is welcoming. This may be as simple as buying a new welcome mat and putting out a pumpkin, or it may involve painting your front door and adding a seating area. Remember that they’ll also be able to see some interior design elements too. For example, consider how your curtains look from the outside of your home.
Try to get your home to the perfect temperature
Most of the tips on this list refer to how your home looks but remember that the way it feels is important too. This is especially true in fall when homebuyers can begin to think about the costs of heating a home during winter months. A home that’s even just a little bit cool and drafty can give buyers a reason to worry that your home is a heat suck and would cost a lot to heat in the winter. Remember that blackout curtains can help you keep your home draft-free and cozy.
Take a close look at your lighting
A home that’s well-lit simply looks more inviting. In summer months, this isn’t usually a concern because the long days ensure that most homes will only be viewed with full sunlight. However, as fall comes around the days begin to get shorter, you may need to add extra lighting to ensure your home looks as charming at night as it does during the day.
Add fall scents
Fall is a lovely time of year and many people have wonderful memories of it. Try to add fall scents to your home, which will help to increase a person’s good feelings about your home. It may mean having a fire crackling away in the fireplace during an open house, baking pumpkin pie, or any number of other fall scents.