Before You Pull Out the Fall Decor | New Orleans Home Selling

New Orleans home selling tips for fall

New Orleans Home Selling Tips

Fall (or autumn, if you prefer) is right around the corner. OK, well maybe about 6 weeks away here in New Orleans. I can’t wait for that first breath of cool air, the first day my glasses don’t fog up when I leave the house, the first time I get to wear a sweater in months. Now that school is back in session, it’s tempting to go ahead and start pulling out the fall decor, turning your house into the residential version of a pumpkin spice latte. That’s why I’ve added a couple of recommendations to our New Orleans home selling tips library.

Schedule photos before decorating

Why? Because in the event that your house doesn’t sell between now and Thanksgiving, the photos will appear dated by the time people are hanging their Christmas lights.

It’s never a good idea to have very seasonal decorations in your listing photos. Instead, choose art and decor that doesn’t pertain to a certain holiday or season.

Keep it simple and tasteful

Once your fabulous photos have been taken, you can bring a bit of seasonal color in via wreaths, table cloths/runners and perhaps some accent pillows. But your interior shouldn’t scream the fall section of Kirkland’s. Keep it simple, because you want potential buyers to picture themselves at home. Too much stuff can place their focus on the trappings instead of the house.

Don’t give a buyer an opportunity to move on simply because you went overboard with the pumpkin theme.

 

 

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