Staying Upbeat During the Fall in Brooklyn Park, MN

Home Stager with A New View Staging and Redesign, LLC

leavesI am watching the leaves change quickly and just came to realize that Fall is settling upon us in the Twin Cities of MN. I do love the Fall - with football, crunching leaves, school for the kids, and the return of my favorite sweatshirts. However I also feel a bit of sadness as I watch the process unfold. I love Summer and am always a little sad to see it go. This year is no exception, however I am in a bit of a different mindset. I am trying to stay upbeat as the economy continues its leveling process and feel a sense of compassion for those who are out of work or struggling to sell their home.

I find that the more I read, the harder it is to stay positive. So I am vowing to not get wrapped up in the swarm of concern that is encircling our world, nation, state or even town. I am going to enjoy the changing seasons and work to bring a sense of comfort to others who may be feeling the combined effects of everything this Fall.  In Brooklyn Park, MN I am going to be a token of good will and positive energy. Maybe that doesn't sound like much to you ... I think mindset is everything.

Home Staging and Redesign methodologies are very helpful as well. I am incorporating them in my home with the changing season.  Many home sellers are hoping to get their property sold before the snow flies and the holidays arrive. In Minnesota, moving in the winter is not easy! I would expect business to pick up a little during the next few months and provide some savvy sellers and agents with an advantage.

Since buying a home is so emotional, tapping into that emotion through innovative staging techniques tends to tug on the heartstrings during this time of year more than ever. Consider incorporating some emotional touch points in the properties you have listed and watch the faces of potential buyers as they stroll through the home. Color also has a powerful impact on people. There are great ways to incorporate color with accessories and decor. Providing a glimpse of a lifestyle they can aspire to gives them a sense of comfort. And I know at this time of year, comfort is a great feeling!

For home sellers, it can reinvigorate their ambition and well-being. Waiting for your home to sell is draining and stressful. Staging can relieve some of the anxiety as home sellers stop trying to just get it sold and instead send out an energy of 'welcome'. Buyers sense this and respond. Sellers are also less anxious because the space makes them feel better. It generates a sense of confidence.


Comments (3)

Kym Hough
www.Staged-to-Sell - Danville, CA
Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA

I Love FALL! Here in California we look forward to the change in seasons, however small they are, and value the moment when I can pull out a jacket and put it on again. I feel like I have something new on. Just like our homes. I purchased some fabulous fall accessories recently and brought them to a client's house to decorate her fireplace. She didn't ask but I knew that she would love them and she did.  She is still raving about it. I am now going to send out a notice to my design clients to let them know that its the time to dress for fall. House and self.

Sep 16, 2009 04:05 AM
Theresa Anderson
A New View Staging and Redesign, LLC - Brooklyn Park, MN

Hi Kym,

How fun! I love the idea of sending out a note! It is time to dress for fall! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Enjoy the season in CA! Maybe we can head that direction when it is 30 below here. ;)

Sep 16, 2009 02:55 PM
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Theresa:  I love Fall here in the North Georgia Mountains but then I think I would love Fall no matter where I was.  It's just a great season.  I try to keep positive energy flowing around me and cut out as much negativity as possible, which means not listening to news all that much.  Now that we can be blasted with it 24/7.  Sometimes, it's just nice to turn the TV off completely and listen to the silence.  As for reading, I make sure it's postivie and uplifting material.  "Dress for fall" is a great idea.

Oct 15, 2009 12:00 PM