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Full Home Staging Tips from the Pro's

September
2016

Although the real estate business tends to slow down in the fall, the season still can be an attractive time to put a home on the market. If you want to sell your house in the next few months, here are several staging ideas that will make your home feel warm and cozy for potential buyers this fall.

Less Is More - While too many fall decorations will take focus off of your home and its best features, a few tasteful accents can create an inviting setting and make your home feel fresh. Try displaying vases of fall foliage or bowls of seasonal fruit throughout your home.

Warm Up Your Walls - No matter what time of year you decide to sell, a fresh coat of paint is a great way to revive your home’s interiors. For the fall season, try painting your walls a rich cream color that’s neutral yet warm and inviting. Add pops of color with accessories in deep reds and oranges.

Let In the Light - The days get shorter during the fall season, so adequate lighting is essential if you want to highlight your home’s best features. Let in as much natural light as possible by opening your blinds, and place plenty of lamps throughout your home for additional illumination.

Emphasize Comfort - As the weather cools down, a warm and cozy atmosphere will encourage potential homebuyers to stick around during showings, giving them more time to admire your home. Accentuate your sofas and chairs with throw pillows and plush throws.

Use Seasonal Scents - Nothing says fall like the pleasing aromas of apples and cinnamon. Before showing your home, burn a cinnamonscented candle or simmer a pot of apple cider on the stove with a stick of cinnamon thrown in. If you opt for cider, leave it in a thermos with cups for buyers to enjoy.

Play Up the Fireplace - A cozy fireplace is a fantastic feature to highlight during the chilly fall months. Arrange your furniture to make the fireplace the focal point of the room, or draw attention to the mantel with tasteful artwork or accessories.

Add a Touch of Luxury - Layering your bed with sumptuous, silky fabrics will further enhance your home’s comfort — and these luxurious details don’t have to break the bank. Discount stores offer plenty of inexpensive bedding options that look high-end. You can also display plush towels in the bathroom or drape a silky table cloth over your dining room table.

Don’t Forget Curb Appeal - No matter how beautiful and inviting your home’s interior, buyers won’t make it inside if the exterior isn’t in good shape. During the fall season, spruce up your lawn by raking up leaves and patching up brown spots in the grass. Take care of fall-specific maintenance projects, such as cleaning your gutters and downspouts, and pressure wash your siding to keep your home’s exterior looking its best.

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