If you're planning on taking advantage of the great fall and winter market by selling your home, there are five key things you need to do to prepare your house:

  1. Curb appeal. I always say people will make a decision about your house within five or six seconds of walking up. Make sure the leaves are cleared, everything is picked up and cleared from the lawn, and it has a nice presentation. Putting out some mums or seasonal plants is a great idea, too.

  2. Holiday decoration. We all want to celebrate, but don't overdo it with the holiday stuff. It's fine to have some holiday decor because, after all, buyers will expect to see it when they walk in. Just don't do too much.

  3. Make it an inviting space. You can achieve this with smells, like a seasonal candle.

  4. Fireplace. If you don't use it much and there are a lot of ashes, it might give off a strong smell, so keep it clean. If you know a showing is coming, start a Duraflame log or a small fire. It's always welcoming to have a fire going during a showing.

  5. Fall sense. Create that cozy sense of fall in your home in any way you can. As I mentioned, a scented candle like cinnamon or pumpkin spice can really help here.

If you have any other questions about making your home stand out during the fall or winter selling season, give us a call or send us an email soon. We'd be happy to help you out!