Decorating for Fall When Your Naples, FL Home is For Sale
Selling your home is a science. From cleaning to staging to the time of year to list, much goes into getting top dollar for your home sale.
If you’re listing your Naples, Florida house during the last few months of the year, you might be wondering about seasonal decorations. Consulting with an experienced realtor is one way to sort out these questions, but let’s look at a few helpful tips and tricks.
Less is More
This is typically a good rule of thumb for decorations in a home for sale in general. You want prospective homebuyers to understand the size and potential of your home to see themselves living in it. However, if you overload the space with personal items, it may have the opposite effect.
In general, feel free to add some fall touches to your home during September, October, and November. A garland of fall leaves or a bowl of fall potpourri on the mantle works wonderfully. Switch your air fresheners to something piney or outdoorsy. And don’t forget a pumpkin or two on the fireplace or outside the door.
Your yard and front entry are some of the best places to incorporate seasonal touches. Feel free to display fake pumpkins and a wreath on the front door. Don’t be afraid of making it look “busy.” You may even want to add a planter with mums or other fall flowers..
If you have trees that lose their leaves (not likely in Southwest Florida), be sure to keep them neatly raked.
Set an Inviting Fall Table
Another way to incorporate fall decor is to dress up your dining room. This is especially effective if you’re nearing Thanksgiving. That way, prospective homebuyers can imagine themselves entertaining a large group of family and friends for the holidays.
The best way to do it is using neutral plates, glasses, and silverware. Incorporate a lovely fall centerpiece, such as a gourd. As an added touch, use fall-colored cloth napkins at each setting. Be sure the table itself is lit up beautifully.
In general, it’s probably best to skip the Halloween decorations, at least on the interior of your home. Everyone loves Halloween; the problem is that most of the decorations are a bit cheap or gory-looking. Stick with fall decor, and if you have Halloween decorations you love, put them up just in the few days before October 31.
On the other hand, don’t discourage your neighbors from putting theirs up! Decorated homes help create a sense of community and may show potential homebuyers that your neighborhood is kid-friendly.
Get Expert Advice
No piece of advice fits every neighborhood or home. That’s why it’s so important to enlist help from a qualified and experienced real estate agent. The Link Team has decades of combined experience helping families buy and sell their Southwest Florida dream homes. Let them help you, regardless of the time of the year.