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Selling tips for the four seasons

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September 25th, 2012

Personal Moving Consultant Fall is truly a time for warm colors and autumn leaves. Whether you re preparing your house for the fall market or making changes to your current home listing, here are a few thoughts to help your house stand out for potential buyers now and throughout the year.

Autumn

First, the fall foliage (for those East Coast states) adds to the beauty of your landscape. The rich colors of red, orange, and yellow are beautiful to see as the leaves change. However, once the leaves start falling, be sure to regularly have the leaves raked away. Keeping a well-manicured first impression of your landscape is always a lasting impression for a prospective home buyer. Be sure to trim your shrubbery and clean up the edges of your beds. Perhaps, even add a fresh layer of mulch. Place a few pumpkins and fall mums around your yard, as well as on the front and side steps to your house. Fall is a good time to warm up your home interior as well. Put away the spring and summer palate of colors and bring out autumn s rich tones. Toss a cozy afghan or chenille throw on your sofa, open up the blinds to let the fall sunlight in, and be sure to clean your windows. Bringing pumpkins and gourds into your home also adds a welcoming feeling. A bowl of crisp Macintosh apples on your kitchen table is another great tip.

Wintertime

As we transition from fall to winter, remember to clean up the flora, pumpkins, and gourds. Stay on top of your snow removal, and keep your outside driveway and walkways safe from ice to prevent slips and falls as prospective buyers come and go from your home. Lighting will become more important as the days grow shorter. Keep your lights on when you leave for a showing both outside and inside so prospective buyers are welcomed by the warm glow. Holiday trimmings also add warmth. An important tip for holiday d cor is to remember that less is more. Don t overdo the holiday decorating; simple touches will add a bit of sparkle.

Spring and summer

Rolling into spring and summer is all about clean-up! Your home s grasses, flowers, shrubs, trees, and grounds have been silent for a few months. As the yard begins to sprout with green and the colors of spring and summer, be sure to freshly edge your beds and mulch. Keep the grass green and mowed and trim your shrubbery. Planting annuals in pots and flowerbeds will add bright colors to match the warmer seasons. Keep your landscaping spruced up every season and accent your interior and exterior with seasonal d cor that will welcome your buyers and entice them to make an offer.

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