The start of a new season is like a breath of fresh air. Real estate agents can capitalize on people’s eagerness to enjoy autumn by bringing the season into their open houses. Invite people in and give your open house a homey fall feel with these tricks.
Hang a Festive Wreath on the Front Door
Set the tone the second interested buyers walk up with a festive fall wreath . It’s an easy way to add color and style to the front entry, which is great for curb appeal.
Add a Fun Fall Doormat
Another way to play up the season at the entry is by laying out a fresh doormat with a fall design . A doormat invites people in and can add a touch of personality. Bonus: the doormat can also help keep the floors clean.
Make a Natural Arrangement
Continue using fall foliage indoors with a colorful, natural arrangement. Instead of buying flowers, make an autumn bouquet using branches, dried leaves and pinecones. You may even find the supplies you need in the front yard.
Add Autumn-Inspired Elements to the Decor
Continue the autumn theme throughout the house by adding touches of seasonal decor. Fall-colored throw blankets and pillows on the couch, a pumpkin cookie jar (see below) and apple-cinnamon potpourri in the guest bathroom are subtle hints that envelop visitors in autumn.
Bake Seasonal Cookies
Making fresh baked cookies is a tried and true open house trick. You can bring it to the next level by choosing a seasonal cookie flavor. Gingersnap and oatmeal cookies are two flavorful fall favorites.
Open Up the Windows
One of the best things about fall is the temperate weather. Here in Texas it’s about the only time of year when you can open the windows and let the crisp, clean air inside. If you have a fantastic view or outdoor living space opening the doors and windows will also call attention to the feature.
Keep the Fall Foliage in Check Outdoors
You want to bring the autumn indoors, but it should be contained outdoors. Have your clients rake up the leaves, trim the hedges and clean out the flowerbeds. You want the potential buyers to admire the fall foliage rather than thinking about what a chore it’s going to be to clean up.
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