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Fall Staging Tips to Sell Your Rhode Island Home

By mdblog - November 21, 2016
[caption id="attachment_4653" align="aligncenter" width="650"]25 Balton Road East Side of Providence, RI 02906 25 Balton Road
East Side of Providence, RI 02906[/caption] When potential buyers come into your house, they want to immediately feel like they are at home. If they can picture themselves living in your home, then they are more likely to buy it. One of the great ways to bring a homey atmosphere is with some seasonal decor. Staging your home with some Fall decor will add warmth and coziness and make your home feel like a retreat from the cold Fall weather. Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to stage your home for Fall.

Build Up Your Curb Appeal

One of the best things about living in Rhode Island is the changing of the leaves. There is no other area in the country that has a more beautiful Fall landscape. Our beautiful Autumns are a great attraction for people to move to the area and during the Fall you want to play that up. So start staging your home from the outside. Add brightly-colored mums, hardy kales, and Russian sage for bold color. Make sure that you clean up any fallen leaves or debris. If a potential homebuyer pulls up and sees a ton of unfinished yard work, they’ll think about how much work caring for the home will be which can be a huge turn off.

Focus On Comfort

When potential buyers come in from the brisk cold air, you want them to immediately feel comfortable. Make sure to keep your thermostat at a warm temperature, but not too hot. Then fill your home with wonderful seasonal scents like cinnamon apple, pumpkin spice, or homemade baked goods. With your accessories, add elements of comfort. Thick, warm blankets, cozy throw pillows, and anything that makes people want to curl up and relax. If you want you can even light a fire in your fireplace. Just think about the things that make you comfortable in the Fall and add them to your decor.

Add Extra Lighting

During the Fall, there is less natural light to showcase your home. So add some strategically placed lighting around your house. You can use spot lights, under cabinet lights, and lamps to brighten up your home and highlight some of the great architectural features. You can also add brighter watt bulbs to your existing light features, so that areas like hallways are not as dark.

Be Smart With Your Fall Accessories

Add wreaths, bowls of fall produce, and fall floral arrangements can add a seasonal flair to your home. However, you don’t want to make these things too kitschy. You also don’t want the seasonal decor to take away from highlighting the features of your home. If you plan to add Fall decor, remember less is more. Be strategic and only add seasonal accessories where they will have a big impact and create an inviting atmosphere. Fall is a great time to sell your home, because during the cooler months is when people spend the most time indoors. Playing up comfort and taking advantage of the season will help people feel like they’ve come to their dream home. So think about incorporating these great Fall staging tips to help sell your house more quickly.

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