If you’re planning to put your house on the market this fall, we want to help you sell it as quickly as possible. In order to do that, it’s vital to know that staging your home can be one of the most important things you do! Now I know that staging your home can seem intimidating and costly but it doens’t have to be. We are here to help! This is why we’ve come up with 5 easy and low-budget tips to help you stage your home this Fall.
- Boosting Curb Appeal-No matter how beautiful the inside of your home is, the outside is what initially draws people in. This is why it’s so important to keep up with the exterior just as much as the interior. To start with the basics, raking leaves is a must. Yes, we know, raking leaves is the last thing you want to do but it’s the little things that matter! This can be especially difficult to keep up with in the fall due to the constant falling leaves but it will be well worth it in the end. An attractive-looking yard is the first thing buyers see and what initially draws them in. With that in mind, adding a few fall touches to your porch can also go a long way. For example, adding a couple of pumpkins or hanging a fall wreath can give your home that fall feel while still keeping it simple and low-budget. For more tips and tricks on decorating your porch this fall, check out our “Fall Porch Decoration Ideas” blog post.
- Emphasize Coziness- As the weather gets colder, everyone wants their home to be a source of warmth and coziness. Try adding comfy touches such as draping your favorite blanket over the couch or setting up fall candles around the house. These small touches can add an extra level of comfort and coziness to potential buyers, especially in the fall. However, make sure to keep in mind that not everyone may like the same scents so try keeping the candles un-lit and just having them there for aesthetic. You can also try accentuating the sofa and chairs by adding decorative pillows. The overall goal here is to make your home is as inviting as it can be.
- Accentuate the Fireplace-For those that have one, the fireplace can be the focal point of your fall decor when staging. As the weather gets cooler, you’ll want to make sure that your fireplace is clean and decorated tastefully. Try keeping a few logs of wood in there to give the illusion that it’s used or arranging the furniture around it so it’s the focus of the room. You can also decorate the mantel to give that fall feel inside the home. Try adding fall garland to the mantel along with a display of candles. Remember, you want to keep it subtle. You don’t want to go overboard with decorations, keep it simple but cozy. Less is more.
- Lighting-As the day’s get shorter, lighting is going to be key to a staged home. Natural lighting can give your home that bright, clean look. If it’s a nice day, open up the blinds or curtains and let the natural light flood the home. This will give the home a much cozier and natural feeling. If it’s a gloomier day, make sure to have plenty of light sources set up around the home. Try seting up lamps in areas with less natural light to brighten up the space.
- Update your Listing Photos- If your home has been on the market, make sure to update the listing photos with new ones so it doesn’t seem dated. Remember, the listing photos are often the first thing that potential buyers see when searching for homes online. Updating with the photos can be the key to a successful sale.
With these 5 tips in mind, you’re sure to successfully stage your home this fall. We know that many sellers have no idea where to start when staging a home and getting it prepared for photos but we hope we were able to help. These 5 tips and tricks are simple, easy, and most importantly… low-budget!