Looking to sell your home in the fall? 🍁
Here are 5 things you should know ↓
1. Curb appeal matters
You’ve probably heard the phrase “first impressions are important” and this is true when selling a house too. Be sure to rake your yard, clear out debris from your gutters, trim bushes and trees, touch up exterior paint, and keep up with lawn maintenance. Piles of leaves and overgrown shrubs can make your front yard look unkempt, and that may turn potential buyers off from viewing your property.
2. The more light, the better
During the fall months, the days start to shorten and the sun will start settting earlier. Add some extra floor or table lamps and install landscape lighting to bring more light into your home. For daytime showings, open up your blinds and curtains to let as much natural light in as possible! For nighttime showings, be sure to turn on all the lights to make your home feel bright.
3. Too much seasonal decor can be a turn-off
No one wants to buy a haunted house! Staging with fall decor is a great way to make your home feel welcoming and cozy, but just stick with few pumpkins, a festive wreath, and some pretty autumn flowers. Be sure to stay away from Halloween decor (fake cobwebbs, inflatables, graveyards, smoke machines, etc), and don’t go overboard, as you don’t want your autumn decor to be the main focus of your home.
4. Create a cozy atmosphere
Light some candles, add fuzzy throw blankets and pillows, bake some chocolate chip cookies, turn on your fireplaces, and keep your home at comfortable temperature. Make your home feel warm and inviting to make potential buyers instantly feel at home!
5. Set yourself up to sell before the holidays
As we get close to Thanksgiving and Christmas, it may be more difficult to sell your home. The holiday season is a busy time, and the market oftentimes cools down in November and December. Listing your home in September or early October is a great way to get prospective buyers moved in right before the holidays. Have questions about the home selling process? We’d love to chat with you — send us a message and we’ll be in touch!
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