As the summer turns to fall, home buyers change their perceptions of houses. You need to understand how they perceive your house so you can sell it for more money and sell it faster. If you’re thinking about selling in the fall season, these tips are here to give you a jump start before fall rolls around.
The fall season is a perfect time to list your property. There are so many gorgeous things about the changing of seasons, and you’ll have less competition than the spring or summer seasons.
Contact a Realtor Early
First, make sure to contact a realtor early, and get your marketing photography and video done. Homes are at their prettiest when the flowers are bloomed, there’s plenty of green grass and luscious trees. Why not capture these moments while they’re still in season? It can really add to your curb appeal.
Powerwash the Home’s Exterior, Driveway or Deck
You should also make sure to use a power washer on the sides of your home. You’ll want to make sure any dirt has been cleared off your siding. Dirty homes will put people off quickly, so take care of it. Rent, borrow or hire someone with one if you think it may need it. While you have it, power wash your driveway and deck too. Make sure to clean any dirt and algae off anything a buyer could notice.
Clean Your Eavestroughs and Downspouts
No one likes having to clear out their eavestroughs and downspouts, but doing so in the colder fall weather when they are clogged is even worse. Buyers visiting on rainy days don’t want to see overflowing eavestroughs, and if they do, they may perceive the property as being neglected.
Keep Your Greens Lush & Photograph Them As Such
When your home has flowers blooming and lush green grass and leaves on the trees it simply looks better. Try to photograph your home when you still have a good amount of curb appeal.
And remember that just because it’s the fall it doesn’t mean you should stop watering your grass and shrubs. You want them to be perfectly lush and attractive for potential buyers.
Sometimes shrubs grow significantly over the summer so it might be a smart idea to do some pruning of overgrown shrubs and also remove the debris like full and branches that are built up over the summertime.
When you look to sell your home make sure they sell it creatively. Having good quality videos and photography used in creative and unique ways can help your home stand out on the market during all seasons.
Use a Team Who Will Market Your Home Right During the Fall Season
Our team uses marketing on social media for your home. We create brochures for your property. We do drone photography, video, and we put your pictures on our website. These are just some of the things that we do to make your home stand out.
A great idea after the summer months is to make sure your HVAC equipment is in good condition. Make sure your home isn’t losing heat unnecessarily by putting in weatherstrips, replacing caulking around windows, ceiling ducts, or even getting a home inspection done if you suspect there are any flaws that may need fixing.
Our team is a big fan of using staging because it really helps to make your home feel warmer and inviting for potential buyers. Staged homes sell faster and for more, so it’s a good investment.
Next, if you’re looking to sell in the fall it’s a good idea to make use of attractive fall scents around your home. This could be cinnamon potpourri pumpkin scents or crisp citrus scents.
Declutter & Clean
Another great tip is making sure that your home is decluttered and clean. Do you want your spaces to look as large as possible, but clutter tends to make spaces look small. So, organize and get rid of the stuff you don’t need, and once your home is organized give it a thorough cleaning.
Turn On Your Fireplace for Showings
When showings are actually happening a lot of buyers really enjoy seeing that your propane or natural fireplace actually works if you have one. That warm glow is very inviting and it’s one of those small things that really has a strong impact on buyers.
If you need help selling your home this fall, give us a call today.