Autumn is literally right around the corner. The kids are back in school, the weather is becoming a bit more bearable and there is downtime between summer vacations and the holidays. There is no doubt why fall is the second best season in real estate especially when it comes to selling your home. Not only do the colors start to explode amongst the trees, for sale signs also start to reappear. Below you will find some of our top tips to help sellers attract autumn home buyers.
Shape Up the Landscape
In order to attract buyers a home must appear well maintained inside and out. Make sure to take time to rake up fallen leaves and clean debris before it settles. Overgrown vegetation should be trimmed including small bushes and large trees around the home. Dead flowers should be cut down and prepared for next spring and vine growth should be eliminated to enhance the exterior of your home.
Create an Autumn Atmosphere
Curb appeal is everything when it comes to selling your home for top dollar. One way to enhance the feeling of warmth and fall is add a little bit of it to your home. Take advantage of the beauty that comes from all things fall like corn stalks, pumpkins and mums. Accent walkways and entrances to add to the fall appeal.
Everyone considers spring cleaning however the momentum often dies going into the fall season. When looking to sell your home during the fall real estate season it is beneficial to thoroughly was dusty, streaked windows. Clean off pet prints and wipe down window ledges. The little details may not get noticed when they are on point but if they are left uncared for you can guarantee that buyers will take note.
Just as homeowners take time to have central air conditioning system evaluated at the beginning of the spring season, heating systems should be checked as well at the beginning of fall. You will want your home to smell clean and dust free. A dirty heating system says a lot about your home that you don’t want it to. Replace furnace filters, have vents cleaned and do the yearly maintenance that needs to be done to ensure your system is running efficiently and clean.
Prepare Fall Edibles
The scent of fall is quiet attractive and should be used to your advantage during open houses and home visits. Fresh apple cider smells, pumpkin spice cupcakes or leaf cut out cookies left out on the counter are all ways to welcome guests into your home. People looking to purchase a home want it to be warm, cozy and inviting. Make sure that appeal is what they feel when they first arrive.