October 1, 2013 –

Summer is usually the busiest season for home sales, but just because the leaves are turning doesn’t mean you should stop trying to sell your home! Thanks to the high demand for Alpharetta real estateand the low inventory of homes for sale in Alpharetta, you still have a good chance of selling your home if you put it on the market now.

The changing seasons also mean that you should reevaluate your home staging. Read on to learn 3 ways to stage your home for fall showings.

  • After a lush, green summer, your yard can start to look a bit shaggy and unkempt. Keep the grass cut, shrubs and trees trimmed, plantings tidy, and remove any leaves or plant debris that are cluttering up the yard or flower beds.
  • If you have a fireplace, light a fire to create a cozy atmosphere. Fall is all about cozying up at home, so creating a homey scene centered around a fireplace is sure to get prospective buyers imagining themselves in your home.
  • Fall is the beginning of the holidays, and you may be tempted to let your holiday spirit out full force. On behalf of real estate agents and home buyers everywhere: Please don’t. A few subtle, tasteful seasonal decorations are fine–say a freshly-carved jack-o-lantern and some mums on the porch for Halloween, or a tasteful arrangement of gourds on the dining table for Thanksgiving–but the more decorations you pile on, the less viewers are actually seeing your house. The focus with a showing should always be on the house itself, not your personal decorative style, furnishings, or holiday accouterments.

If you are ready to list your Alpharetta home for sale, contact The Premier Group today! Our experienced Alpharetta real estate agents can help you sell your home without the stress.

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