As we inch closer and closer to the Fall season, many homeowners are getting prepared to list their homes and put them on the market. After all, Fall is prime time for sellers, given that everyone is back from their summer vacations and families are in the swing of their normal routines. Plus, the competition in the market isn’t as high as in Spring, giving sellers a benefit.
If you’re one of the homeowners who is getting ready to list this upcoming Fall season, then now is the perfect time to start prepping your home so that it is ready. These tasks and tips below will not only help get your home in tip-top shape, but they will also boost your curb appeal so that you receive the best possible offer.
Add Additional Outdoor Lighting
When selling your home in the Fall, you want to dive into that warm and cozy appeal. Adding some additional outdoor lights, whether this is for your porch, driveway, or walkway, will help you achieve this look.
Not to mention, it will also add some light and ambiance to your space, which is perfect for the showings that occur in the evening.
Clean up Your Yard
The first thing that potential homeowners are going to notice when they pull up to your home is your yard. Make sure that this first impression is a great one! We always recommend that sellers tend to their garden, mow the lawn, rake the leaves, and trim their bushes so that their curb appeal is in the best shape possible. Especially in the Fall, when the leaves are falling and blowing everywhere!
While these may seem like tedious and redundant tasks, truth be told, curb appeal is a huge selling feature and one that makes a massive difference.
Check-in and Elevate Your Home Interior
Is there paint chipping in your bathroom? Do the rugs need to be vacuumed and cleaned? Is the HVAC system leaking? These are all little things that make a huge impact on home buyers. Given that you have some time before listing your home, it’s important that you give your interior a good once over and make a list of the things that need to be cleaned, fixed, or repaired, and get them done.
You want buyers to walk into your home and be able to envision themselves living there. Not be walking around and making a note of all the things they’d have to clean or repair before being able to move in.
Add Some Autumn Colours
As we mentioned before, homes in the Fall need to feel warm, inviting, and cozy! There’s no better way to create this ambiance than with some Fall colours and scents. Add a few throws or pillows in your bedroom and living room that make the space feel warmer. You can even swap out your tea towels, bathmat, and welcome mat for something a little more Fall themed.
Check Your Windows and Doors for Drafts
No one enjoys feeling a cool breeze inside their home on a brisk, Fall day. This is why it is so important to check all of your windows and doors to ensure they are sealed properly. If not, just head over to your local hardware store to purchase some caulking so that you can easily get the job done.
There are many benefits to listing in the fall season as there is less competition. With these simple and efficient tasks and tips, you’ll be able to ensure that your home is in the best shape to sell, helping to achieve top dollar.
Of course, having a great real estate team is also necessary and incredibly beneficial. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today to see how we can help! Or download our free Home Seller Guide for more tips and tricks that will help get your home sold.