Selling Your Home – Fall Staging

As I have been for some time now, I would like to take a moment to discuss a few helpful real estate tips for selling a home as the season changes. As we approach the fall equinox the shift in climate brings about a whole new dimension in the presentation of a home. Let’s take a moment to review some staging and creative marketing techniques that can help re energize your home’s potential for sale.

As the weather begins to turn cooler, transform your home a warm, welcoming space where buyers will want to stick around. If you encourage them to stay awhile during showings, you give them more time to admire your home’s best features. The pleasing aromas of apples and cinnamon shout fall. During showings fragrance your home with these seasonal treats. Brighten up your home by opening all the blinds to let in as much natural light as possible.

Fall means the resumption of indoor comforts so emphasize comfort in your home with luxurious fabrics, like soft blankets, plush towels or a festive table cloth. A cozy, inviting fireplace is a fantastic selling point as the weather turns cooler. Be sure to place additional focus on this this fall-friendly feature by re-arranging your furniture to give your fireplace center stage. Place a some artwork, vases or other tasteful decor near the fireplace to increase it’s prominence.

As the seasons change so do the pictorial representations that buyers are interested in seeing. Take a moment to review your exterior listing photographs and capture the color of fall to give the buyer a more contemporary view of your home. Reevaluate your pricing strategy and marketing plan. Have an open discussion with your agent about creative selling strategies that take advantage of the surge in Fall buyers. If you happen to be present when buyers visit the property be cautious to not display a sense of urgency to sell. Remember that being creative and flexible in equal measures is often the recipe for success during the fall months. Buyers that are shopping now may be more inclined to work with a seller who understands that as the seasons change there is more seriousness in their decision making process.

For over a decade Linda Moore has been effectively transitioning her clients through the changes in seasons and their impact on the market. Her intimate knowledge of Encintias homes makes her a perfect choice for sellers who want to take advantage of the seasonal rush to find a home before the holidays.

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