Fall Decor Listing Tips
If you have your home on the market, it’s natural to want to create the perfect environment for potential homebuyers. This may include not only professional staging services, but also time-honored tips like freshly baked treats and seasonal décor. As we begin the transition from summer to the autumn season, however, it’s interesting to note that fall decorating is the least appreciated by home visitors.
Scents And Smells
The cinnamon scents and pumpkin spice-everything that greets our senses in stores and coffee shops can be overwhelming in a home environment. You may enjoy a nice spice candle, but many people don’t agree, as around one third of Americans have fragrance sensitivities. A tasteful, welcoming fall wreath on the front door is fine, but in general, fall is a time best ignored by home sellers, so that your property is appealing to as many buyers as possible.
The Holiday Season
The holiday season in general can bring family challenges as well. When your house is on the market, this is not the time to continue the tradition of the neighborhood Haunted House with cobwebs hanging from every gutter. It is far better to place a strategic jack-o-lantern or create a tasteful pumpkin pile. Talk about these kinds of changes in advance with younger children who may not understand the need to keep the house fully accessible and de-personalized while it is on the market.
Sacrifice Is Required
Having your home listed for sale is a specific event on one’s life and requires some sacrifice. The holiday season can bring more emotional challenges as well. A sense of nostalgia is only accentuated by the lack of family traditional décor. Consider carefully what to include and what to exclude. Scale back the unnecessary decorating extras and concentrate on the special few items. In this way, you can still celebrate your traditions while appealing to homebuyers looking for their own place to call home.