Can you feel it? The cozy weather is coming! I love adding touches of Fall to my home to add a seasonal touch- who can resist all of the beautiful Autmun colours? Incorporating Fall into your decor doesn't have to be expensive or fussy, simply gather a few items such as candles, mini pumpkins, branches & leaves, and some vases to create some beautiful DIY arrangements. 

 

If you're planning to list your home for sale in the Fall, adding seasonal touches- without going over the top- can help make your house feel homey and welcoming to potential buyers (add a subtle seasonal scent with apple cinnamon or pumpkin spice candles or air freshener). See below for some inspiration.

 

Add a welcoming touch with lanterns filled with mini pumpkins & candles (try Homesense for budget- friendly options)

 

Collect branches & arrange in a favourite vase for big impact that costs pennies 

 

 

A vase filled with nuts & cranberries from the grocery store make great filler for a candle holder 

 

 Another fun idea using nature as your inspiration: simply spray paint branches & leaves and arrange in a vase to add a seasonal touch

 

 Use a dollar store wreath as the base for a candle arrangement and top with nuts or other seaaonl items 

 

If you would like some home staging advice to help make your home more attractive to potential buyers, or don't know where to start to get your home sale- ready, I'm happy to answer your questions and give you the advice you need to help sell your home fast. Contact me today!

 

 

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Even though Summer is thought of as the busy season in the real estate market, the Fall is often busy as well. For those looking to relocate before the rush of the holidays, it's a good time to get settled. If you're thinking about selling in the Fall, see the tips below to help your home appeal to buyers and get it sold fast.

1. Hire Professional Services

The best place to start is to hire a realtor. With their wealth of knowledge and experience, a realtor will know the current market conditions and be able to help you through the process. Since the Fall can be a busy time for families with kids starting the school year, having a realtor market and show your home can help for a quicker sale.
 
It's also a good idea to  hire an inspector to look at your home before puttin git on the market to ensure no major repairs or replacements are needed. Since buyers will likely have this completed on their own, you can save yourself from having to negotiate a lower price by taking care of these things ahead of time.

2. Minimize Seasonal Decor

It's easy to get carried away with Fall decorations; your best bet is to stick with neutral seasonal decor. For example, instead of putting up Halloween decorations, go for a subtle look with pumpkins or a wreath. This will appeal to a broader group of potential buyers, as not everyone celebrates Fall holidays. This could be a great time to showcase how cozy your home is by lighting a fireplace or putting out unlit candles.

3. Improve Curb Appeal

At this time of year, you may have to complete a little more maintenance outside of your home. This includes raking excess leaves and ensuring your grass stays green, even when the temperature gets cooler. It's easy for your yard to become worse for wear after a hot Summer, so be sure to water as needed and trim back overgrown trees and shrubbery. Ignoring necessary upkeep can make your home look run down. Curb appeal is importnat as it is the first impression prospective buyers have of your home.

4. Price to Sell

If you're trying to sell your home before the holidays, you may want to be prepared to price it for less than other properties listed for sale in the area. This doesn't necessarily mean you will get less than your home is worth, but a low price could result in receiving multiple offers, allowing you to pick the highest bid. While you can research housing market trends, your real estate agent can prove helpful in knowing which moves to make when coming up with a price and considering offers.

5. Time It Right

While buying another home while your property is on the market can result in paying two mortgages, you shouldn't wait to begin your home search until you receive the first offer. Instead, you can get pre-approved for a mortgage loan and make an offer after you have received a substantial offer on your current home.
 
Derived from 5 Tips for Selling in the Fall, GL Homes If you are thinking about seeling your home this Fal and want to learn what it's worth and how to price it to sell it quickly, contact me and I'll be happy to guide you through the process.

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