Selling November 2, 2022

How to Prepare Your Home for the Market in the Autumn

The leaves are falling and its autumn time once more. It’s still a great time to place your home on the market. If you are considering selling your home in the fall, you may want to check out these How to Prepare Your Home for the Market in the Autumn Tips.

Exterior/Yard Maintenance: You should take special care to ensure your lawn and house exterior are maintained. You need to keep the grass mowed and the leaves racked. When the exterior of your house has a neat appearance, it creates expectations that your house is cared for and regular upkeep is being performed.

Also, it creates further interest in the interior for potential buyers. You should keep clean, well-maintained gutters. You should always avoid allowing your gutters to get overstuffed. A messy exterior can give buyers a negative first impression of your home.

Create an Inviting, Clean Atmosphere: Now, what is one of the first things that potential buyers notice about your house upon entering? If you guessed smell, you’d be correct. Perhaps, you want to incorporate some fall-inspired scents to make your house more welcoming. This time of the year Pumpkin Spice and Apple Cider are some great fall favorites.

Diffusers and plug-in fragrances will help you achieve a more pleasant atmosphere. If you aren’t a big fan of traditional fall scents, pick a more neutral scent. Either way, it is important to create an inviting atmosphere and that starts with a pleasant homey smell.

Autumn Home Decor: When it comes to fall accents in your home décor, you only want to add a few purposeful pieces. Perhaps, you might want to add some fall inspired throw pillows on the couch and in the master bedroom. With home staging, less is often more so be creative yet tasteful in your décor selections.

For more tips on How to Prepare Your Home for the Market in the Autumn, feel free to contact any of our ERA King Realtors®.