The real estate market generally slows down a bit in the fall, so if you have been thinking about placing your home on the market, now would be a great time to do it. Fall triggers a buyers market trend in many regions of the country. If you’re looking to grab the attention of buyers and sell quickly, here are some things that you can do to make your home irresistible:
Set the Stage with Curb Appeal
What potential buyers see as they are pulling up into your driveway has a lot to do with whether or not they will be interested in your home. Make sure that anything that could present itself as an eye sore is removed. Your lawn should be maintained, so that your grass looks freshly cut, your hedges are nicely trimmed, and your flower beds all have fresh pine straw or mulch. Take advantage of the fact that it is fall. Go to your local grocery store and pick up a pumpkin and some potted mums to sit either on your steps or on a side table on the porch. The psychology behind the color orange is that it exudes happiness, rejuvenation, and warmth — and those are exactly the characteristics that you want your home to display, as you are trying to sell it. For a final touch, place a fall wreath onto the door of your home.
Give Your Home a Warm, Inviting Feel
There is something to be said about the comfort vibe that a home gives off. People are generally drawn to the things that they are familiar with, and even more so to the things that they have fond memories of. You can add simple touches like photographs on a entryway table that is lined with a nice doily, or a draped crocheted afghan over a side chair, couch, or rocking chair. Candles of varying heights are also fantastic additions to add to a fireplace or a coffee table.
Utilize Natural Light to Sell Your Home
Window treatments can really make or break a home. Be certain that your curtains or drapes are the appropriate length and width for your windows. You will also want to make sure that they are clean and free of wrinkles. Keep your blinds and your curtains open while your home is being viewed. The sun represents vibrancy and energy, and is motivating. You want potential buyers to be motivated enough to buy your property and the Villages, Florida has plenty of sun, so use it to your advantage. Natural light spread across the home also “creates” space, as it helps the home look larger (rather than subtracting from the rooms).
Bring Out the Cinnamon and Spice
Nothing triggers feelings of home and warm fuzzy feelings more than the smell of freshly baked apple pie. There is just something about the smells of cinnamon and spice that just can’t be ignored. Vanilla is also a warm inviting scent that you could use to create an inviting atmosphere in your home. Being that you are trying to sell a home in The Villages Florida, a citrus smell, might also be a terrific choice. Purchase air fresheners that you can place in inconspicuous places around your home in any one of the scents mentioned. Make sure that you have the same scent throughout the house.
Selling Your Home During the Fall
Making a few moderate and inexpensive changes to your home can make all the difference in the world when it comes to how quickly it will sell after you place it on the market. Remember, the more comfortable potential buyers feel while viewing your home, the easier it will be to sell.
To learn more about selling your home this fall, contact us or read our free home seller’s eBook: