Fall Home Staging starts with creating fall curb appeal whether or not you are planning on selling your home. Only after that, should you start busting the clutter inside your house. Here are some tips that can get your outdoor look up to date.
6 ways to start creating fall curb appeal
Here are 6 simple curb appeal tips for the exterior of your home:
1. First of all, walk across the street and take a long hard look at your house. What do you see? Look long and hard. Make some notes and get busy. Home Staging doesn’t mean removing everything in sight. It’s about removing and adding back in to create that perfect model home “I can see myself living here” kind of look. You know the one. If you’ve been to the Fall Parade of Homes, I’ll bet you’ve said that to yourself – more than once!
2. Likewise, painting is the number one thing you can do to spruce up your exterior fall home staging. Look closely at your house. NOW is the time to do some whole house or touch-up painting – before the temperatures drop. Beware of the waiting-to-paint dilemma. I know about that. I woke up one cold morning in January and decided I was selling my house. Unfortunately, my house needed to be painted. Luckily it was one of those typical Kansas City winters where we had a few mild days in the ’50s and I was able to get my house painted in February.
3. Above all else, clear the clutter around your front door. Do you have too much stuff? KISS – keep it simple staging is the best advice. Add a couple of urns on each side of your door with some pretty mums to frame the space. Invest in a new doormat and a simple fall wreath. As the season’s change, so should your curb appeal.
Take a trip to your home improvement store
4. Do you need to change your outdoor lighting? The answer is yes if it’s weathered brass. You’re so used to looking at it that way, you don’t even see it. If you’re selling, agents see these things first thing and wonder what else hasn’t been updated. Yes, today’s buyers want an updated home so if you’ve failed to do that throughout the years, you’ve got some work to do!
5. Along with the lighting…look at your house numbers. How do they look? Is replacement necessary? Or moved? Are they located so people can see them from the street? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost entered the wrong house for sale because I couldn’t see the numbers.
6. Finally and last but certainly not least, look at the hardware on your front door. If you have more than one lock, do they match? Many times, the doorknob will be brass and the deadbolt will be silver or vice-versa. Be sure to replace them entirely if they are worn. It will send the message to the buyer and agent that this house is going to be just what they are looking for – clean, fresh, and updated.
Selling your home this fall?
Do yourself a favor and follow these simple tips to start updating and creating your fall curb appeal to sell your home. There are plenty of houses out there, just not a lot of inventory that buyers want to buy.
Get a leg up on your competition and sell your house fast. Remember, it’s all in the updates and details when selling your house faster and for top dollar. Buyers don’t want “projects” unless of course, they can get a steal on the house. Once you get those projects done, it’s the final arrangement of your furniture and accessories that seal the deal. The home staging is always the icing on the cake and the reason my average house sells in less than 3 days for thousands over the asking price.
There’s still time to sell your home this fall and be moved by the holidays. That’s what my clients, Gayle and Jerry did. We listed their house in November and by Christmas, they were living happily ever after in their new home in Texas. For that reason, be sure to get your house ready now if you are thinking of selling anytime before the spring market.
Make the decision right now to start creating your fall curb appeal. If you’d like to see what it’s going to take to get your house sold faster, for thousands of dollars over asking price, call or text me at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here.