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October 4, 2023
Britt Kershner | Realtor®

Selling Your Home this Fall? Here's Your Guide to Prepare and Impress!

Hello, homeowners and soon-to-be sellers! As a trusted real estate agent along the Wasatch Front, I'm here to guide you through the process of preparing your home for sale this fall season. While autumn is a fantastic time to showcase your property's coziness and charm, a little preparation can go a long way in making a lasting impression on potential buyers. Let's dive into the essential steps.

1. Curb Appeal: A Warm Welcome

First impressions matter, so let's start with the exterior. 

-Fall Cleanup: Rake leaves, trim bushes, and clear your yard of any debris. A well-maintained yard signals to buyers that your home is cared for.

- Seasonal Decor: Add some tasteful fall decor. A colorful wreath on the front door, potted mums, and a neatly stacked woodpile can enhance your home's appeal.

2. Cozy Interior: Warm and Inviting

As the weather cools down, you want your potential buyers to feel warm and welcomed inside.

- Clean and Declutter: Give your home a deep clean, and declutter by packing away summer items. Clean windows to maximize natural light.

- Warmth and Lighting: As daylight hours decrease, ensure your home is well-lit. Consider warm, ambient lighting and cozy throws on furniture.

- Fireplace: If you have a fireplace, highlight it! Arrange furniture to showcase this inviting feature.

3. Autumn Aromas: Appeal to the Senses

Scents can evoke emotions, so create an inviting atmosphere with subtle fall fragrances.

- Baking: Consider baking cookies or an apple pie before showings. The aroma of freshly baked goods is universally appealing.

- Candles and Potpourri: Place scented candles or bowls of autumn-themed potpourri strategically around your home.

4. Fall Maintenance: Show You Care

Proper maintenance demonstrates that your home is in great condition.

- HVAC System: Have your heating system serviced to ensure it's in perfect working order for those chilly fall days.

- Gutters and Roof:  Clean gutters and inspect the roof for any damage or missing shingles.

- Windows and Doors: Check for drafts around windows and doors, and seal any gaps to keep the cold air out.

5. Fall-Ready Staging: Create Cozy Spaces

Staging is a powerful tool in selling your home.

- Seasonal Decor: Use fall-themed decor sparingly. A cozy blanket draped over a chair or a bowl of seasonal fruit on the kitchen counter can add a nice touch.

- Warm Color Palette: Consider using warm, earthy colors in your decor to evoke a sense of comfort.

- Highlight Outdoor Spaces:If you have a patio or deck, set up a seating area with warm blankets and cushions to show off your outdoor space even in the cooler months.

6. Professional Photography: Capture the Season's Beauty

Hire a professional photographer to showcase your home's fall charm. A well-lit, expertly photographed home can make a significant difference in online listings.

7. Flexible Showings: Accommodate Busy Schedules

As the days get shorter, consider offering flexible showing times to accommodate potential buyers' schedules. Highlight the cozy and warm ambiance of your home during evening showings.

8. Pricing Strategy: Be Competitive

Work closely with your real estate agent (that's me!) to set a competitive price that reflects the local market conditions.

Selling your home in the fall can be a fantastic opportunity to showcase its warmth and appeal. By following these steps and working with a knowledgeable real estate agent, you can make your property stand out and attract the right buyer. If you're ready to start your home-selling journey this autumn, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to assist you every step of the way. Happy selling!

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