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Staging your Louisville Home for the Fall

Staging Your Home for a Fall Showing

Selling your home in Louisville during Autumn can be wonderful. There's less competition on the market and the season gives you the opportunity to show case your home as a great place to cozy up for the winter. Follow the step below to stage your home for a fall showing and you'll be closing before the holidays.Staging  Your home in the Fall

1. Lighten Up

As the seasons change, the days get shorter and the nights getting longer.  This is good for sellers. Why? Because not only do well-lit rooms look bigger, but they're also more inviting. Before a showing, make sure to turn on all your lights, especially ones you can see from the street. Buyers will feel that glowing welcome as soon as they arrive.

2. Start a Fire

Close your eyes and envision yourself in a warm, cozy room. Do you see yourself relaxing in front of a bright fire? Yeah, the buyers do too. Few things say “welcome home” like an inviting fire in the fireplace and some well-placed candles, so take advantage of the season and help buyers see themselves at home during your open house.

3. Use Seasonal Scents

A general rule when showing a home is to stick to unscented candles, since you never want to alienate a potential buyer who has an aversion to a certain scent. However, if you’re showing your home in the fall, it's your chance to break that rule and light a few apple cinnamon or pumpkin pie candles.  The reason being is smell is so intricately tied to emotion and harnessing the aroma of fall will evoke memories of apple picking, pumpkin carving, leaf raking and other family-friendly activities....