Having your home on the market in Albuquqerque during the autumn selling season can be a great thing. There are fewer homes on the market, which means you will be in an ideal position to market your home. Here's a few staging tips to help you close the sale by the holidays.

1. Brighten Up

Days are getting shorter, and that can be a good thing for sellers. When you have a well-lit room, it looks larger and more inviting. Turn on all of your lights before the showing, and make sure they can be seen from the steet so that they welcome buyers as they drive up. 

2. Light Your Buyer’s Fire (with Fire)

Buyers want to see themselves relaxing in front of a warm fire. You can help them envision the warmth of thier new home by building a fire if you have fireplace, along with lighting some well-placed candles.

3. Use Seasonal Scents

Normally you would use unscented candles when showing a home, as you don't want to alienate buyers. But the fall season may be a time to bend that rule and light a few candles that have an autmn scent.

Because smell is so intricately tied to emotion, harnessing the aroma of fall will evoke memories of apple picking, pumpkin carving, leaf raking and other family-friendly activities.

4. Get Cozy

A few throw pillows and soft blankets will make your home feel more cozy. This will help buyers feel more relaxed and ready to curl up with a good book.

5. Make Your Curb Appealing

The approach of fall heralds crisp breezes and brightly colored leaves. Embrace the natural hues of the season by adding fall-hued foliage and flowers to your outdoor landscape — mums, goldenrods, Aster, smoke bush, Heleniums, burning bush, Virginia Sweetspire, witch-hazels and Viburnum are all plants that thrive in colder temperatures and produce gorgeous, seasonal color.

6. A Little Goes a Long Way

As with any seasonal decor, it’s important to make sure you don’t overdo your decorating efforts.

Good: a fall-hued wreath on the front door and a few cheeky-looking pumpkins.
Bad: a pumpkin-patch themed front yard, including hay bales and a scarecrow.

Good: bringing seasonal color inside via candles, pillows and fall foliage.
Bad: a home cluttered with Halloween knick knacks and an excess of fall accessories.

Remember that when it comes to decorating your Albuquqerque home for a showing or open house, it’s always better to keep it sweet and simple.

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2612 Espanola Street, Albuquerque, NM 87110  $170,000

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms (1 full, 1 half) / 1140 Square Feet

HUGE LOT with BACKYARD ACCESS and custom gate in the NE Heights! Conveniently located close to Uptown, Trader Joe's, shopping, restaurants & parks! 3BDR/1.5BA/1CG featuring a large open great room with huge picture window and tile flooring! Remodeled kitchen with new soft-close cabinetry & crown molding, Quartz countertops! Beautiful shade tree in the front yard and oversized backyard with plenty of room for pets, backyard access, custom metal gate and covered patio for Summer BBQs!

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