by Nutan Brown
on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 12:24pm.
The fall real estate market is almost always a hot season. With kids back in school and the holidays a few weeks away, now is a great time to sell a home. If you want to sell your home during the fall season, it’s important to understand what buyers are looking for and how to position yourself for the greatest possible success.
Tidy up the yard
When selling your home in the fall, you’ll want to make sure the yard is clean. This is the time of the year where various plants die off and trees drop their leaves. Some plants will go into hibernation, while others will fully expire. Either way, this will leave a bit of a mess on your property that needs to be cleaned up if you want to attract buyers.
Rake dead leaves, cut away summer vines, and clean away debris on your lawn. Don’t let overgrown plants block the windows or path to the entrance. By clearing a path to your home and letting the sun shine in, your home will look a lot better inside and out!
Use the fall season to your advantage by adding decorative touches to make your home feel more inviting. Keep the general feel of your decor in tune with the upcoming holidays, so that potential buyers can picture themselves enjoying the holidays in your home. Thanksgiving and Halloween are two big ones to keep in mind.
Remove any dead plants that have been left out from summer and replace them with more seasonal décor such as wonderful autumn grasses, potted mums, pumpkins and pine cones. Small additions such as a toss quilt or autumn-coloured throw can totally transform a lifeless living room.
As much as the change in weather affects the outside of your home, it also has an impact on the inside as well. You’ll want to ensure that your home is clean and set up properly for the changing seasons to create an inviting space for potential buyers.
Keeping your home warm is one way to create a more inviting and homey atmosphere. Light some scented candles to set the mood, and start a fire in your fireplace. Another way to warm up a home is with light, especially as days get shorter leading into winter. Be sure to open blinds and curtains so plenty of light illuminates the home’s interior.