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Wendy Gimpel
Wendy Gimpel

Autumn Open House Ideas

Ah, autumn! The season of crimson leaves, pumpkin-spiced lattes, and… house buying? You read that right. For many, fall is the best time to buy or sell their homes. Now, imagine mixing the beauty of autumn with an open house. Imagine the sound of crisp leaves underfoot and the smell of cinnamon in the air as potential buyers walk through. 

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, numbers show that many people prefer house hunting in the autumn. If you’re considering hosting an open house this season, you’re in for a treat (hopefully no tricks)!

Setting the Exterior Stage

Fall Landscaping

I’ve always loved the bright colors of fall. To immediately catch potential buyers’ eyes, show off the beauty of fall leaves and flowers—plant mums or other fall plants that can make your garden pop.

Front Door Decor

When guests come to the house, they’ll first see your front door. Why not hang a wreath with dried orange and red leaves? Add a nice doormat and some pretty decorations on the porch to make them feel welcome.

Cozy Interior Ambiance

Warm Lighting

Good lighting is a must. Have you ever walked into a room and just felt cozy and warm? Soft lights, especially candles, can make that happen. They really set the mood.

Comfortable Temperatures 

Make sure the house is comfy. You wouldn’t want your guests to be too cold or too hot. The right temperature can make them want to stay longer.

Soft Background Music

Have you listened to calm, fall-themed music? It can set the autumn mood just right.

Open Windows

Let in some fresh air if it’s a nice day. It can make your open house feel even more refreshing.


If you have one, light it up. If not, just make sure it’s clean and looks inviting.

Fall-Themed Decor

Autumn has a special feel–you can bring that into your home. Use things like pumpkins, fall leaves, and gourds. And those warm colors like orange, yellow, and red? They make everything feel festive. Remember: it’s best to keep it simple and not overdo it.

Snacks for the Open House

Snacks can be a hit or miss at events. For your open house, go for snacks that are easy to eat. Think pumpkin pie bars, hot chocolate, apple cider donuts, caramel apples, spiced nuts, and maybe a cheese ball.

Autumnal Afterthoughts

As the golden hues of fall dance on the horizon, your open house beckons with a promise of more than just walls and windows. It whispers of laughter, celebrations, and cozy evenings. With these autumn-inspired touches, let your property be seen and felt. Here’s to a home that resonates with warmth and stories waiting to unfold.

Reach Out to Wendy Gimpel Real Estate Now!

Planning to relocate within the St. Croix Valley or Stillwater, MN region? Wendy Gimpel Real Estate has got your back. Armed with extensive local insights and a passion for top-notch customer service, we’re dedicated to assisting you in locating your ideal home and supporting you throughout the journey. Let’s connect today!

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