If your home or property is on the market this fall, there are somethings you can do to improve the results of your showings. There are some things potential buyers love to see, and some things that can be hurting your chances of selling. We’re here to make sure that out of the other homes for sale in Bend, Oregon, your home stands out. Here are some things you might want to consider before your next showing.
While it can seem homey and welcoming to put up fall or Halloween-themed decorations, it might not be the best idea if you’re showing your home. Too many decorations can take the focus off of your home, and the space prospective buyers should be considering.
Rather than put up Halloween decorations, try for something a little more understated. Bowls of seasonal fruit or squash, or fall flowers or foliage are the perfect substitute for skeletons and spider webs. Fresh flowers and plants around the house always make a space feel more warm and inviting.
Pop of color
Try livening up your space with a fresh coat of paint. Suggestions for fall include warm earth tones, like red, brown or muted orange.
If you’re not ready to commit to a painting project, try simply adding smaller pops of color to your space. Find new red-focused art, pillows or lamps to add to your home.
Another great way to add some color, is by adding blankets or throws to your space. This not only brightens up your space with color, but adds an even cozier feel to it with the comfort of warm blankets.
With the shorter and darker days of fall approaching, it’s important to focus on the light in your home. You want to make sure that you’re taking advantage of all the light you can. Open up your blinds, to let in as much natural lighting as possible, and be sure to have lit lamps placed throughout your home.
In trending with light, and keeping things cozy, if you have a fireplace, now is the time to show it off. Orient your furniture around the fireplace, to make prospective buyers picture themselves surrounding the fire, warm at night. Try drawing attention to the fireplace with artwork on the mantle.
Don’t forget that first impressions matter, and that a buyers first glimpse of your home is most likely the front yard. Be sure to stay on top of fall yard maintenance, like raking leaves, and cleaning up garden beds.
Talk to your Bend Realtor about helpful tips for preparing to show your home. Always keep your home tidy and clean, so you’re prepared to show it at a moment’s notice, and your Bend Oregon Realtor will help find the perfect buyer for your home.