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Staging Tips for a Faster Fall Sale

Posted by Blog Admin on Monday, October 28th, 2019 at 11:29am.

Fall is a fantastic time to sell your home. Buyers at this time of year are highly motivated to find a home quickly, before the holiday season arrives. Autumn foliage gives a timely, colorful boost to your home’s curb appeal, and there are some easy staging tips to make your home more welcoming than at any other time of year.

Turn Up the Lights

As the days grow shorter, it becomes more important than ever to let your home’s light shine. Literally, turn on the lights in each room before showings, as well as outdoor lights. Replace dingy bulbs and clean light fixtures so that soft, white light fills each space. Make your home a welcoming sanctuary on a dark evening, and home shoppers will remember it as a brightly lit, friendly place they could call “home.”

Use Seasonal Scents

Fall brings cinnamon and apple pie, freshly baked cookies, and pumpkin spice everything. Use some of those seasonal scents in your home, whether in an air freshener, candles, or real cookies in the oven. Just remember not to use too many competing scents. Choose just one for the main level of your home, perhaps another for upstairs, and that’s it. Every room does not need its own flavor!

Light a Fire

Nothing says “cozy” like a crackling fire. If your home has a fireplace, light it up when you know buyers will be visiting. Especially for late afternoon or early evening showings, a fire will be welcoming and warm after a cool fall day.

Simple Autumnal Décor

Bring some of the outdoors in, but keep it simple. A few-well placed pumpkins, colorful chrysanthemums, and a wreath with fall colors are all you need. Don’t go overboard, even if fall is your favorite season and you have boxes and boxes of fall florals stored away. Save them for next year, when you’re in your new home and the only person to please is yourself!

Again, autumn is a great time to sell, and it’s not too late to get your home on the market and sell before the holiday season arrives in full force. Plus, the experts at Peggy Slappey Properties can help you find a new home, too. We have tons of incredible listings that are move-in ready and waiting just for you! Call us at 770-271-5555 to connect with a realtor and visit us online at to start your own home search.

Peggy Slappey Properties, Inc. is a Metro Atlanta real estate brokerage with more than 35 years of experience in real estate sales and marketing.  From new home construction to resales, we can help you find the home of your dreams.  To see our current listings, visit and call us for expert advice at 770-271-5555.  Keep up to date with the latest PSP events and offers by checking in on Facebook at and on Twitter at

Candles Photo by Adrianna Calvo from Pexels; Fireplace Photo by Alex Qian from Pexels; Centerpiece Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels; Porch light Photo by Muffin from Pexels.



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