If you are thinking about selling your home this fall, you have made a great decision!
Fall is a great time of year to sell a home–families have returned from summer vacations, kids have gone back to school and the weather is beautiful. Here are a few tips to help you to get your home ready for your first showing.
- You want your home to be clear of clutter, shiny clean and welcoming. Use scents of lemon, fresh coffee, fresh baked cookies or warm apple pie just before showings to add to warmth and a fresh scent. Remember that scents should not be overwhelming–you don’t want to be remembered as the “cinnamon house”!
- Check to make sure that your home is warm–cold, unheated homes make buyers uncomfortable and cause them to rush through without lingering to really look at your home.
- Make sure that your home has great lighting so that it looks bright. Turn the lights on in every room to help buyers remember the rooms, and open all blinds and window coverings to let in as much natural light as possible. No light=no room memories. This also makes your home look much larger in buyer’s minds.
- If you have a fireplace, turn it on to set a “cozy” feeling, and arrange the furniture in the room so that the fireplace is the focal point.
- Remember that curb appeal is still important—rake leaves, remove dead flowers, consider a front door fall arrangement.
Want to more information and tips on showing your home? Call me to set-up a personal consultation for a free evaluation and I will also send you a free information booklet on “How to be ready to show your home in 10 minutes!”