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This is a seasonal post, so seasonally (and seriously), it tends to be a bit darker in the fall and winter months, shed a little more light on your interior with up lights or end table lighting that you would not normally leave on during the Spring and Summer months.
For early evening showings, please leave your front porch light on. It is very dark out early, and we do need to put the key in the keyhole!
'We'll leave the light on for you', is more than just a Motel 6 slogan. It's a welcome to my home- we were expecting you. A very nice welcome, indeed.
You can't sell it, if you can smell it.
Well, true in a sense. But, it depends entirely on the smell, doesn't it? Pumpkin Spice and all that is nice brings the warm feeling of home right into your house.
Any scents that bring this season in have the potential of your home beating out your closest competitor...on the buyer's top pick list. (Of course, you want an offer, but to get an offer, you have to be in the top picks category-remember, there are a lot of Charlotte homes for sale!)
This can be a very opportune season to list your home.
To be sure, fall and winter offer a bit less traffic in the way of home buyers. The reality is this: it is far less competitive for the seller as there are not as many homes on the market for a buyer to choose from (as in the spring).
The last quarter of the year is also when a lot of businesses will be hiring and relocating their mid-level management executives as well as their top tier executives. On that note, those that buy in the fall, are usually pressed to buy. Gotta move-gotta go.
Most home buyers choose the home they buy, because they felt at home when they first entered it.
Homes tend to show beautifully, as they are groomed for the holidays. Enjoy what makes your house a home during this season.
It may be just that element that brings the buyer to your door. Remember, home is where the heart is, particularly during the holidays.