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Decorating tips for your property's sales success in the fall

We've left summer behind, and with it the sunshine and warmer weather. But do the gloomier days outside mean you're at a disadvantage when it comes to presenting your home for sale?

Certainly not. Here are a few sales tips to make the most of fall, and attract the perfect buyers for your property in the process.

- Sales success in the fall can be easy if you follow these home decorating tips and tricks:

Create a cosy atmosphere

Buying a home is rarely a simple matter of economics. Emotion plays a major part in the home-buying decision, and potential buyers often need to imagine themselves happily living in a house before they invest.

The smallest things can trigger these positive feelings. If your house has a homely feel and cosy places to cook, relax and entertain, buyers will be able to create a mental picture of their life there. And fall is one of the best times of the year to capitalise on the cosiness factor.

Seek out seasonal colours and plants

Fall has a rich colour palette of reds, browns and golds. By using these colours cleverly around your home, you can make it look more warm and inviting to potential buyers. Using branches, fall-coloured plants and autumnal vegetation to make holiday-inspired decorative pieces from leaves and berries will echo the prettiest of the natural scenery outside.

Get the light right

Getting the right lighting for your home is a major part of making it look welcoming and attractive for a sales success. In the fall, you can make use of decorative lanterns and candles to give your home a warm feel that contrasts compellingly with the crisp air and longer evenings.

Add uplighters to darker corners of your home to counter the fact that there's less natural light to go around. You can also take advantage of the lower angle of the sun earlier in the day, when the light streams in, and arrange viewings for the hours that show give your home and garden in its best light.

Keep things comfortable

Fall is a time when we start to spend longer indoors, with the cold weather of winter getting closer. It's a good idea therefore to make sure you create comfortable seated areas inside.

You don't need to refresh your entire interior design, however: these sales tips centre around making the most of what you've got, so simply refresh your existing furniture with autumnal-hued soft cushions and throws. It's all about creating that warm, hygge feel that helps buyers picture themselves in their new home and adds up to sales success come the colder months.

Don't neglect the outside

While there might not be much blooming in your garden in the fall, there's still a lot you can do to present an attractive frontage to prospective buyers to boost your home's curb value.

Keeping your porch, stairs, lawn and pathway clear of fallen leaves will create a tidy look, while a fresh coat of paint on the outside woodwork and any garden furniture will show prospective buyers your home is well cared for.

Achieve seasonal sales success

Selling a house in the fall doesn't have to be any harder than selling it in spring or summer – simply draw some sales tips from nature to create a perfect seasonal home.

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