How To Stage & Sell an Autumn Home

How To Stage & Sell an Autumn Home

Autumn is the perfect time to sell your home, which is why it’s so important to get the staging right. A well-staged Autumn property will attract more buyers, increasing your chances of selling your home faster and for a higher price.

Nail your home’s street appeal

Make an impression on potential buyers as soon as they reach the property. Although this might be an obvious point, many sellers forget that potential buyers often do a drive-by and make a snap judgement of whether your home is worth inspecting. So make sure you nail that street appeal! Fix the obvious issues and cosmetic flaws: consider a coat of fresh paint on your fence, door, or even letterbox, tidy up the garden, and remove any fallen leaves. All this gives the impression that the home is loved, and ready to accommodate its next lucky owner.

Maximise lighting

In Autumn the days start to get shorter, it becomes darker earlier, and this is especially the case when daylight saving time ends in April. With less natural sunlight brightening your home, you will need to rely more on internal lighting to create that same spacious and welcoming atmosphere.

Come inspection time, we recommend pulling back all your blinds and ensure the curtains and shutters are open. Turn on every light in your house including table lamps, closet lights, and appliance lights. If there are dark rooms, a few strategically placed spotlights behind your furniture can work wonders on the brightness of your home. All this will maximise the amount of light available—an important feature to all home buyers.

Bring in the scents of autumn

If the atmosphere of your home is harmonious with the theme of the season, it will put your buyers in the right mood and might just seal the deal.

Utilising scents and smells is one of the quickest and most effective ways to instantly create the atmosphere you want. Nothing says Autumn like the fresh, warm scents of cinnamon, sugar cookie, chai, apple, or pumpkin spice. And the easiest way to incorporate these scents into your home is through scented candles that come in these varieties. Plus, they have the added bonus of adding more gorgeous light!

Introduce an autumn colour palette

Besides smell, colour is another way to set the mood and evoke emotion. The obvious colours that we associate with autumn are reds, oranges, and yellows, but if you’re seeking more variety, you can also try tobacco tones or olive and forest green shades. These autumn-inspired colour palettes create the cosy Autumn mood and evoke the warm, inviting feelings that buyers are looking for in their next home.

Declutter

The longer you’ve lived in your house, the more likely it is that junk has accumulated over the years. When people are looking to purchase a potential property, they want to imagine how it will look with their personal touches, so having too much of your own items lying around can ruin this image. Do a thorough clean and remove all unnecessary items such as excess furniture, photos, and toys. Invest in some storage space, or even consider hiring a professional to do a deep clean. All this will work wonders on the aesthetics of your home, and the costs are negligible when you think of the potential gains from the higher final sale price.