Late summer and fall are a great time to sell your home. The Reno-Sparks housing market is still going strong for home sellers and interest rates are still in near-record territory, making this a good time for many people to buy. If you want to make sure your home shows its seen in the best light possible.
Start At the Front Door- You know that curb appeal is important, but make sure you pay attention to the porch too. Tasteful fall decor is good, but stay away from anything too crazy. Instead of decorating for holidays, decorating for the season is generally better received. Make sure the front door is clean, the porch is free of debris, and the porch light is on if the house is being shown in the evening.
Swap Summer Hues for Autumn Tones- Bright beach-y colors are perfect for the summer, but fall colors are warmer. Consider swapping out pillows on the couch or accent rugs. Make sure that the new tones work with the current decor.
Subtle Scents- The smell of cinnamon, vanilla, or apple are nostalgically "fall" scents. Make sure to not overwhelm guests and potential home buyers, but a subtle scent can help buyers imagine themselves baking in the kitchen.
Set the Table- By fall, many home buyers are hoping to be in their new home by the winter holidays. Set the table as if you were expecting a big group for a holiday meal, including centerpiece and table runner. This will help showcase your dining room and appeal to the warm feelings of a festive meal.
Keep it Bright- As summer's daylight fades, remember to keep more lights on. Replace any light bulbs that have gone out and clean lampshades. If you have a room that's dark, consider bringing in a lamp to brighten it up. During the day, keep curtains pulled back to let natural light in.