When it comes to selling your home, timing is truly everything. The fall season is a great time to list your property, as buyers are more motivated to purchase a home and settle in before the holiday season begins. With more listings hitting the market during the fall season, it is important that you do what you can to make your property stand out.
Check out some tips on how you can get your home’s listing noticed during the fall season.
1 – Begin with leaf removal and landscaping maintenance.
First, make sure that your landscaping is looking good. Keep your yard well-maintained throughout the fall season by regularly raking leaves and trimming any overgrown bushes or trees. A clean and tidy lawn is a great way to create an inviting first impression for potential buyers.
2 – Consider professional www.
To ensure that your home stands out, consider hiring a professional stager who can help to accentuate the season’s charm and coziness in your home. Professional stagers do a great job of strategically placing furnishings, décor, and lighting to help make your home feel as warm and inviting as possible. Because the fall season is so full of warm colors and cozy vibes, you want to ensure that you are capturing high-quality photos that can show the appeal. Work with the professional to highlight and emphasize any cute and cozy outdoor spaces you have such as porches, patios, or fire pits, to highlight for potential fall gatherings.
3 – Add seasonal décor.
Of course, you must make sure that you are adding in some subtle (and not overpowering!) fall-themed decorations to your home’s exterior. Consider décor such as a festive wreath, a tasteful pumpkin display full of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, as well as some warm lighting and fall candles and diffusers throughout the home to add a nice fall season ambiance.
4 – Maximize all the natural light that you can.
Do your best to maximize all the natural light that you can. As the days get shorter during the fall season, you will want to open curtains and blinds during showings to let in as much sunlight as possible. For showings that happen during the evening windows, consider using warm and soft lighting fixtures to create a cozy ambiance.
5 – Showcase your community’s charm.
When a potential buyer is looking at your home, they will do their best to truly picture themselves living a life there. You should not only be highlighting the home itself, but also its surrounding area! Sell your neighborhood as well by highlighting local fall attractions such as pumpkin patches, scenic parks, or any nearby apple orchards. Focus on the advantages of living there not only in general, but also during the fall season when the potential buyer will be moving in.
6 – Be flexible with scheduling.
When it comes to scheduling showings, do your best to be as flexible as possible. The fall season can be extremely busy for people as they are getting back into routines with their jobs, their kid’s school and extracurricular activities, and everything in between. Offer flexible scheduling options to make it easier for potential buyers to view your home.
7 – Use social media.
Lastly, be sure that you are utilizing social media platforms to promote your listing, sharing professional photos, virtual tours, and engaging content that can highlight your property’s best fall features. When sharing your home’s listing on social media, encourage friends and family to share your posts as well so that you are expanding your overall reach and getting the most eyes on it as possible.