Missed the boat on selling your South Lake Tahoe Real Estate this summer? Have no fear. Fall is actually a great time to sell! Depending on the neighborhood your home for sale in South Lake Tahoe is located in, there may be less competition. As a seller, this is great! Less competition usually means a quicker sale. However, every market is different, so consult with your South Lake Tahoe realtor and find out what you can do to have a successful South Lake Tahoe real estate sale during the fall. We have included some tips to get you started.
Do a little home staging. You can start outside and create a phenomenal first impression by adding a wreath to the front door along with some seasonal potted plants. A fall themed door mat along with with a freshly painted mail box, shiney light fixtures and a clean driveway can create a great first impression before potential buyers even enter your home for sale in South Lake Tahoe.
Stear clear of holiday decor. One of the tricks to remember when selling real estate in South Lake Tahoe is that you need to keep your home nuetral. As we head into holiday season, it can be hard not to go wild with all your favorite decorations. However, not everyone is into a super scary Halloween haunted house or an over the top Turkey display at every turn. Instead, keep it nuetral and chic so that people are looking at the house and not all the distractions along the way.
The mountain lifestyle is all about bringing the outdoors in and living seasonally. However, each season you may find yourself *actually* tracking the outside in. Be sure to keep a close eye on dirt, sand, snow, pine needles and all the ways nature can find themselves inside. In other words, clean and clean frequently. You never know when you will get a last minute showing. So stay on top of dusting, cleaning the windows (this is a cheap trick that lets in more light), mopping the floors and vacuuming.
Speaking of seasonal, embrace the changing leaves and temperatures and keep it cozy when prepping your home for sale in South Lake Tahoe. Switch out vibrant summer decor for some nuetral fall colors. If you don’t love burnt orange and deep reds for throw pillows or blankets, find some herringbone printed throw pillows and a cream knitted blanket. Consider placing a little extra focus on the fireplace. Take a page from a West Elm or Pottery Barn catalog and get some cute candle lanterns as decor and place them strategically. Cozy is great way to make buyers feel at home when they tour your South Lake Tahoe home for sale.
Whether you love or hate the pumpkin spice trend, there is something about fall that has consumers going nuts about all the fall scents and flavors. While you shouldn’t go overboard, embrace it. If you do it right, you just may have buyers picturing your real estate in South Lake Tahoe as the perfect place to spend their holidays baking up a storm. Hate pumpkin? Go for apple, cinnamon, hazelnut, pecan or a simple vanilla candle, air freshener or potpourri.
While we are on the topic of baking, get prospective buyers to remember your home by leaving a sweet treat they can actually eat on the counter! Whether it is a bowl of Halloween candy, some baked goods, freshly picked apples and pears or even some hot cider ready to drink, they will likely enjoy it after a long day of touring homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe with their South Lake Tahoe realtor.
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