Selling Your Westfield Home in the Fall

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Select NJ# 9483506

The "busy season" for Westfield real estate may have already passed us by. According to national real estate stats, home sales hit their peak in most markets during August. However, buyers remain on the hunt for a Westfield home all year round. When selling your Westfield home in the fall, entice them to view your home with a few seasonal staging ideas.

Embrace the season when selling your Westfield home in the fall. Use autumn-inspired elements and hues to warm up your living space and appeal to buyers.

Selling Your Westfield Home in the Fall

Think "Season", Not "Holiday"

Search Westfield luxury homes for sale With the Autumn season, too many people fall into the Halloween motif. But not everyone celebrates or even likes Halloween. And kids might come with their parents to view your Westfield home. When selling your Westfield home in the fall, stick to seasonal decor. It's fine to add some holiday touches close to the actual holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving, in particular). However, for Halloween, keep these decorations simple, sparse, and family-friendly. Add harvest-themed items like gourds (including but not limited to pumpkins), pinecones, leaves, and other natural elements.

Spice Up Your Interior With Warm Colors

A neutral palette appeals to more Westfield buyers. But, add pockets of color when selling your Westfield home in the fall. The colors of choice? Rich burgundy, pumpkin orange, fire red, and golden amber hues create lovely accents. Easily implement them into your existing color scheme with pillows, throw blankets, bedding, towels, vases, candles, and even artwork.

Autumn in the Air

Buyers use their eyes, ears, and noses when looking at a house. When selling your Westfield home in the fall, appeal to all their senses by incorporating autumn-inspired smells. Cinnamon, baked apples, and, of course, pumpkin spice evoke fond memories of the season. Use scented candles, potpourri, plug-ins, diffusers, or scented fragrance wax to infuse the air with the perfume of the season. Don't go overboard, though. Some people can be sensitive to smells. Keep it soft and light.

Sentimental Seasonal Appeal

One final place to make an impact when selling your Westfield home in the fall is the dining room table. Thanksgiving means family get-togethers for most people. Attract interest and charm potential buyers by conjuring up pleasant memories of a Thanksgiving feast. Set the table as if you're preparing a sit-down meal for the masses. Break out the fine china, your best crystal, and your elegant flatware. Use linen napkins and placemats. Create centerpieces with candles and natural elements. Use a fall-inspired table runner. Make buyers feel like this place is truly home.

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Scott Gleason, CRS at RE/MAX Select, Luxury Homes

Originally posted on my Westfield area luxury real estate blog here: http://www.luxuryhomesnj.com/westfield-seller-tips/fall-home-selling-tips/.

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