Fall is a great time to sell your home, as it is the second-best time in the year for home sales. People are no longer traveling as heavily as they did in the summer, kids are back in school, and there is a certain stability to the fall season. As you consider what you need to do to make your home as appealing as possible, let us provide a few tips to help you sell your home this fall. Continue reading our post and then call A New Dawn Realty in Stokesdale to learn how our Realtors® can help.

Clean Your Yard

While most of us enjoy the changing colors of the leaves in the fall, allowing them to accumulate in your yard will not help attract potential buyers. Make sure to rake up any piles of leaves that have started to build up. Check your bushes to see what trimming you might need to take care of, especially if the shrubbery have started to overgrow the sidewalk or front porch. You should also make sure that your trees have not grown too close to the house, because the sun can help to highlight the exterior walls and windows. If you have any creeping vines, check them for any dead flowers that you need to prune, as any kind of dead vegetation will reduce the visual appeal of your home.

Add Pops of Color

Chrysanthemums are a popular fall flower, and not only do they bloom for a very long time, but they can also spread out as they grow, creating an even bigger pop of color. Since you are moving and probably don’t want to put the time in to planting these in your yard, consider purchasing some that are already wrapped in colorful foil and placing them strategically on your front walk and front porch. When your house sells, you can either take them with you, or leave them for the new homeowner.

Autumn Fragrances

We’ve talked about how to add visual appeal to your home in the autumn, so now we will address another important sense — smell. The smell of baked goods has a very powerful effect on people, and you want to make sure that you take advantage of this fact. If you have time to bake, try preparing a batch of pumpkin bread, or simmer hot apple cider on your stove. If you are running short on time, simply arrange a few cinnamon sticks and whole cloves in a decorative dish on the counter. For added visual impact, have a cookbook open to a page on autumn recipes next to some red apples or potted mum. 


Don’t underestimate the power of lighting, especially with the shorter hours of daylight in the fall. Make sure to turn on every light in each room of your home for a showing. For added effect, open all of the blinds and curtains so that they can help to emphasize the light in each room. If you have mirrors hung strategically, these will also help to maximize the light in your home.

If you’re ready to sell your home this fall, make sure to contact one of the Realtors® at A New Dawn Realty in Stokesdale and see what we can do for you.