Selling Your Home in the Fall MONDAY | AUGUST 3, 2017
Fall is a great season for selling a home. The hot, oppressive weather makes going outside more enjoyable than in the summer. People are returning from vacation and getting into a more serious schedule and may be ready to put their home on the market. You may have more competition in the fall, but buyers are also returning from the summer feeling and being more serious about looking for a home.
What should you do to get your house ready to sell? Here are some tips:
Take a look at the yard. The leaves are going to be falling and certain plants are going to start dying off as the first cold weather hits. It’s important to rake and keep up with the leaves. While it is ok to have some leaves for the fall feeling, huge piles of leaves and accumulations around the porch and walkways can give the home a detrimental look. Check your flowerbeds and pull errant weeds and dead flowers to give it a maintained look. Potted mums can go a long way to add color and a fall look to your summer flowerbeds.
Decorate for the Season
Fall is a great time to make the home feel more inviting. Halloween and Thanksgiving both offer opportunities for decorations and fall colors. Stay away from the Halloween gore and focus on pumpkins, corn stalks, hay bales and fall flowers to add color. Even a little touch here or there to remind buyers of the holidays can help sell your home.
Keeping your decorations in tune with the holiday is a great idea. It can be much easier for buyers to see themselves and their families enjoying the holidays in their new home.
Bake goodies or have fall potpourri simmering
Fall and winter both are great times to bake some cookies or other treats for buyers seeing the home. This serves a dual purpose. Buyers love treats at an open house and it makes the home smell, well like home. Scented candles are also a great idea or homemade, spiced apple cider on the stove.
Fall is almost here. Make sure your home is ready for the fall buyers.
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