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Tips on Selling a Home in Autumn

The real estate market is always changing, and so are the trends. With every season, there will be changes in approaching the home selling process. 

Autumn is one of the best seasons of the year. It is the time when kids are back in school and the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. Interested buyers are always on the prowl to find new homes. So, if you’re thinking of selling your home, autumn can be a good time of doing so. 

This blog article provides you with top tips on attracting autumn home buyers. Keep reading. 

Make sure your yard looks neat and tidy.

Your yard is an extension of your home, so keeping it neat and clean can be an important part of your home selling strategy, regardless of the time of the year. Before listing your home, clean up the yard and get rid of any clutter that could turn off potential buyers. You might also want to spruce up the exterior with a fresh coat of paint. 

Read more: 8 Simple Front Yard Landscaping Ideas to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

Clean the fireplace.

One of the best ways to get your home ready for the market is to clean out the fireplace. If your fireplace is filled with soot, it’s going to look messy. Even if your fireplace is clean, a messy pile of logs on the hearth will still give the impression that you’re not paying attention to the details. 

Use seasonal decor. 

Now is the time to choose colors such as yellow, orange, red, and gold to create an “autumn feel” indoors. You can try adding orange and white pumpkins to your porch to increase visual appeal. A fall wreath, doormat, or decorative objects like a galvanized bucket with rustic fall florals will make a home more beautiful. 

Don’t forget the bathroom.

​​Cleaning bathrooms is one of the most dreaded tasks for anyone. What’s more, this job is commonly avoided until the last possible moment. However, mildew can set in, especially if it wasn’t kept dry during the summer. Do deep cleaning from the top down. Also, fill any gaps that exist. Additionally, if you have a pet, you might want to check for any evidence of their bathroom breaks and clean it before guests come in.

Serve autumn snacks.

If you’re wondering what open house foods to serve, consider autumn edibles such as cheese balls, potato bites, apple chips, cinnamon sticks, and pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. These will give prospective buyers something to remember you by. 

Read more: 6 Simple Open House Food Ideas


Like any season, selling a house in autumn involves doing some maintenance to make it feel homey and attract the right buyers. By cleaning the yard, adding seasonal decor using the right colors, and serving fall treats, you’ll be able to take your house from “for sale” to “sold” in no time.