Fall is a beautiful season to showcase the best of your property. From festive decor to picturesque landscapes around your property, this colorful season offers a handful of unique selling points for your home. While staging your home with fall festive decor can help to sell your home, there are a few essential first steps to take as you prepare to sell your home this season. If your goal is to sell your home in the upcoming weeks of fall, consider the following tips to enhance its appeal to potential buyers.

Invest in seasonal landscape maintenance

Curb appeal is critical when trying to sell your home. With this, it is crucial to invest time into cleaning your fall landscape before you decorate for the season. Begin by eliminating dead leaves and unsightly debris from your front yard for a polished canvas. Trimming back the bushes, as well as removing any dead flowers will also help to showcase the best features of both your home and landscape during this time of year.

Showcase your home with light

Don’t forget that the days become shorter in the fall months. Because the sun sets lower, it leads to wider shadows being cast in homes. If you are selling your home this time of year you may need to add additional lighting inside your home to create that warm and inviting appearance. With this, turn on all the lights inside of your home, open window fixtures, and even turn on the closet lights. It is important to remember that dark rooms are unappealing to most buyers.

Inspect your HVAC system

When was the last time you had your HVAC system inspected? If you are going to be holding open houses, you don’t want the air inside your home to smell stale. Because scent is closely linked to memory, it is imperative that your home smells fresh. Homebuyers will remember if your home features an offensive odor. Before placing your home on the market, be sure to have a home inspector take a look at your HVAC. Many homeowners are unaware they are long overdue for a furnace filter.