How to Stage your Home in the Fall and Winter Months

November 9, 2016 - by Preston Young

How to Stage your Home in the Fall and Winter MonthsAs the days get shorter, make sure your outside lighting showcases your home from all angles.

We’ve all heard that spring is the best time to sell your home. While spring does typically result in the highest percentage of home sales in our area, in reality, people buy and sell 365 days a year. If you’re selling your home right now, follow these quick tips to make sure it shows marvelously through the fall and winter months.

In the fall:

  1. Concentrate on the yard and garden. Just because the leaves are falling, doesn’t mean your lawn and garden don’t need some TLC. In fact, BECAUSE the leaves are falling…make sure you stay on top of clearing them out!

2. As the days get shorter, make sure your outside lightingshowcases your home from all angles. While you’re at it, make sure you have bright, warm light bulbs in all of your lamps and fixtures.
3. Update your décor on the inside of your home with seasonal throw pillows and linens.
4. Here are some additional home maintenance tips every homeowner should heed, regardless of whether they plan to sell their home.

In the winter:

  1. Here’s hoping for a mild winter, but just in case… clear snow and ice from your driveway and all paved areas.
  2. Wash your windows. Fall leaves brought lots of dust, make sure your windows are spotless.
  3. Add some seasonal décor to spice up the dreary exterior, but keep in mind buyers of all faiths. Choose some tasteful decorations for indoors and out like wreaths and garlands, but don’t go overboard! The last thing you want to do is clutter up your home.
  4. Think cozy.Stage your home with visions of cozy nights in your head. Everyone loves to picture themselves snuggling up during the winter months, why not help them paint that picture in your own home? Add some throw blankets and stack some firewood in the fireplace.

In a nutshell, don’t be turned off at the thought of listing your home during the fall and winter months… nature offers us a bountiful display of autumn hues and winter cues… so use them to your advantage!