There are certain months of the year when you expect to sell less real estate properties, but autumn is not one of those seasons. In fact, it is the second best time to sell a home, apart from the spring months, because families have returned from the summer vacation and are preparing for the holiday season. Children have also gone back to school, so couples are ready to take advantage of the holiday preparations to look for a new home.
If you are looking to attract potential buyers in the fall, here are some tips to help you prepare for that.
Clean your yard
This goes for all times when you are looking to sell your house, but fall is a particularly busy season for cleanups. You do not want prospective buyers to see mounds of dead leaves and flowers, or the overgrown vegetation from summer, so make sure to tidy up your lawn.
Cut all tree limbs and bushes, which will allow the sun rays to shine through your windows. Make sure to make the most of the season.
Make your curb appealing
The easiest way is to plant flowers that are in season during this time, especially chrysanthemums because they bloom for a very long time. Other flowers include marigolds, and you can get both these options in yellow (a very popular color for this season). You can also accent these with various squash or pumpkins.
Take care of the windows
Because the summer months have plenty of wind and rain, the result is dusty windows and smudges on the outer walls. You might not notice that, but a buyer will do so, and it can be a deal-breaker for them.
To sell your home, yo0u need to make it as appealing as possible, so make sure to inspect your windows and deal with any potential issues. Wash all of them, remove screens and spray them – especially if you own pets.
Examine the HVAC system
You do not want musty smells in your home, and neither does your buyer. Make sure the home smells good – check your furnace filter as well since you are heading into the winter. Keep in mind that buyers will ask for home inspectors to check the HVAC, so deal with any issues regarding this before putting your home for sale.
Use autumn accent colors
You want to make the home look attractive, so this is an easy way to do so. For instance, if you have a boring-looking sofa in the house, spruce it up by adding pillows in autumn colors like yellow, orange or red.
After you deal with clutter in every room, add some autumn colors on the walls and place autumn-colored items in interesting arrangements.
You can get potential ways to improve your home by putting a guestbook at the door, and when your guests leave they can leave their comments. This will also help you know what to improve and make the home more appealing, and increase your chances of selling during this season.