Make the Curb Appealing
This is one of the most important parts of staging your flip, and is essential during the cooler months. During the fall season, your flip’s yard will need a little more upkeep and maintenance than usual. Make an effort to clean out the flower beds and rake the leaves often. The last thing you want your potential buyers to focus on is a yard covered with dead leaves instead of the house. Consider planting a couple of flowers or bushes that grow well in the fall weather. It is also wise to spend some time power washing the house as the dead summer foliage will make any imperfections on the house stand out more.
As a finishing touch, add a fun and simple fall wreath to the door and place an uncarved pumpkin or a pot of mums on the porch. These final décor pieces will make the house feel warm and inviting to your buyers.
Brighten Up the House
The weather is getting colder, which means the days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer. Each of your rooms must be well-lit. Use bright, warm lights that will highlight the room’s best features. Not only will good lighting make the house’s rooms look larger, but they also look more inviting.
Before a showing go through the house and turn on all of the lights, paying special attention to the rooms that face the street. These rooms will provide the house with a welcome glow when buyers drive up.
Use Seasonal Scents
Nothing says fall like cinnamon, apple and pumpkin smells. Before showing your flip, burn a couple of fall-scented candles throughout the house or simmer some apple cider on the stove with cinnamon sticks tossed in. Since smell is tied to emotion, harnessing the aroma of fall will evoke memories of apple picking, pumpkin carving, leaf raking and other family-friendly activities. Just make sure none of the smells are too overpowering or conflict with each other.
Up the Coziness Factor
A cozy house is the perfect compliment to chilly weather and will encourage buyers to stay around longer to look at the house. Nothing will up the coziness factor of your house more than a crackling fire and additional throw pillows and blankets.
Play up the fireplace by arranging furniture to transform it into the focal point of a room. Add soft blankets and fun throw pillows to couches and chairs that will encourage buyers to want to stay and curl up with a good book.