1. Spruce Up the Yard
Rake and clean up dead leaves in your lawn. Remove overgrown vegetation blocking windows and path to the entrance. Trim bushes and tree limbs to showcase the exterior of your home. Cut and remove summer vines and dead flowers.
2. Add Autumn Curb Appeal
Add autumn flowers like chrysanthemums (mums) and marigolds. Plant them in pots, place them on the steps and along sidewalks. Accent them with pumpkins and gourds.
3. Check the HVAC
Change the furnace filter and have the HVAC checked before you need to turn on the heat. Since the buyer will probably ask a home inspector to look at the HVAC, it’s better to fix any problems before your home goes on the market.
4. Accessorize with Autumn Accent Colors
Accessorize dull furniture with bright red, orange and yellow pillows. Place a quilt or autumn colored throw over a chair. After you declutter each room, bring some autumn hues to them with some bold colored accent pieces. Add an autumn centerpiece to the dining room table.
5. Fill Your Home with Autumn Scents
Before a showing, burn a cinnamon-scented candle or simmer a pot of apple cider with a stick of cinnamon on the stove. Set out some freshly baked pumpkin cupcakes or fill a bowl with crisp red apples.