Autumn is a notoriously slow time of year when it comes to the real estate market. The reason for this is because many families try to get their moves over with before the school year begins in late August or early September. So when a housing market slows down, you need to pull out all of the stops to make sure that your home is the most appealing to home buyers out there. How can you get your home ready to sell this fall? With these home staging tips for autumn from HR Staging & Design!
The first thing that potential home buyers will see when they pull into the driveway of your home is the front yard, garage, and facade of the house. The garage door, the front doors, and the front-facing wall. Add curb appeal to your home by making sure that your front lawn and hedges are well kept, give the front of your home a good power washing, and give your home a fresh coat of paint!
Making sure that the front-facing side of your home is in good shape will make a great first impression that will not only look great in the listing photos, but it will also turn heads as potential buyers drive by.
Shifting our attention to the inside of your home, you want to be sure that you are lighting up the home from top to bottom. During autumn, the sun begins to set earlier and earlier, so you need to compensate for this by adding plenty of lighting in and around the home to brighten up spaces. Brighter spaces appear bigger to the eye than more dimly lit rooms, which can make your home more appealing to anyone who tours the property.
While it may be a popular trend to paint homes grayscale thanks to popularized home remodeling television shows, neutral gray is a boring way to go this fall. Instead, add plenty of seasonal colors to your home – reds, orange, browns, and so on. Those seasonal colors will look incredible in your home and it will really make your home stand out against all of the boring grayscale homes.
If your home has a fireplace or any fire features, you want to accept them and make them the centerpiece of your home. During the cold autumn months, nothing is more appealing than a cozy place to gather around with family and friends during the holiday season. Take advantage of this and flaunt your fireplace!
Once you have your home all redecorated and staged for the autumn real estate market, you want to be sure to invest in high-quality images to update your listing photos. So many potential home buyers look at homes online before ever deciding to reach out to real estate agents for a tour. Because of this, you want to be sure that you are presenting your home in the best light online through your listing photos.