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How to Prepare Your Home For a Fall Listing

Preparing your home to sell in the fall can be an ordeal, if you don’t have the right approach. When selling in the months of September to November, it’s important to keep the season in mind and carry that throughout the house.

Your potential buyer’s first view and impression of the house starts at the curb. Rake up and organize the dead leaves and trim the overgrowth to create a clean look. Also, plant fall flowers such as chrysanthemums, marigolds, or even plant pumpkins out front. Take advantage of the beauty of your New York fall and carry that ambiance into your yard.

Make sure that nothing is out of order when walking up to the house. Replace flickering lights outside, replace your old welcome mat, touch up the paint on your mailbox, and wash everything down to give it another life.
Overall, make sure that everything is neat and tidy.

Clean the surfaces and windows. Give your house a deep cleaning to give your buyers the best possible view of your home. Do a thorough “Fall Cleaning” for your home. Make sure that nothing is broken and the house doesn’t contain clutter. Take out the trash and tuck away your laundry. Give your buyers the best possible view of your home.

When giving tours of your home, prepare fall baked goods. Pumpkin flavored goodies and cinnamon sticks give the house a warm, welcoming autumn scent. Decorate the inside of your home with autumn-related decorations, including a basket of freshly-picked apples.

Stick to the color scheme of fall: red, orange, yellow, and brown. Add these pops of color throughout the home by picking out colorful accent pillows, blankets, and other pieces. Switching out the color scheme with the change of the seasons and keeping the autumn theme throughout your home shows that you put in that extra bit of effort and the buyer will notice.