Fall may not be the busiest time in real estate, but it can still prove to be a successful time of year for sellers that know how to make the most of the season. Throwing an autumn-centric open house is one such way to attract potential buyers and stay on top of the market.
Choose a theme
This is not to say you should make all guests put on a costume, but utilizing the best parts of fall to entice buyers is smart and effective. Incorporate pumpkins into indoor and outdoor decor, hang garland from railings or around mantels—most people like to make their homes cozy for fall, so they’ll be more likely to find a home attractive if it feels like their own.
Bring in that irresistible fall scent
No one is immune to the charms of warm cinnamon and pumpkin spice, including potential homebuyers. Fill your home with these quintessential fall smells and they’ll likely want to curl up on the sofa with a nice cup of cocoa for the rest of the day.
Make some fall treats
It doesn’t need to be elaborate, but a spread of pumpkin, apple, and other autumn-flavored goodies are sure to entice people into your open house, and make them remember you. Whether you offer a kettle of warm apple cider, a fresh baked pie, or chocolate chip cookies, guests will not be able to resist.