The autumn real estate market is a peak season to be selling. Home selling in autumn is the second best time of the year to sell a home. Families have returned from summer holidays. Kids have gone back to school. This time of year sees us set to enjoy a period of normalcy, and that's a great time to sell a home.
Here are some tips for attracting the autumn home buyer:
Put the yard on show and create curb appeal
Rake dead leaves and debris in your lawn. Don't let overgrown vegetation block the windows or path to the entrance. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Cut away summer vines and cut down dead flowers. Make the most of the autumn weather and create a wow to your curb appeal.
Dress the Windows
Rain and wind from over the summer months can make your windows dusty and streaked by the time it gets to autumn. You might not notice smudges, but buyers will. To sell a home, your windows need to sparkle. Remove screens and spray them down.
Check the air-con & clean out the heaters.
You want the air inside your home to smell fresh. No doubt the air-con got a workout over summer and the filters may be filled with dust, debris and even mould. Take the time to spruce up the air-con so that when it comes time to switch the heating on, there's no unusual smells.
Nothing smells more like autumn than smoke from a wood-burning fireplace. If its not quite cool enough, at least stage it with some real wood ready to go for those chilly days. If you have a gas fireplace, light it when buyers come through. If the fireplace is filled with cobwebs because it hasn't been used for months, vacuum it out and wash it down.
Utilise Autumn Accent in your styling
Toss a quilt or autumn-colored throw over a chair. After you've cleared away the clutter and depersonalised each room, bring a little bit of autumn hues to each room by placing bold-colored accent pieces in odd groupings such as 3's and 5's. Create an autumn centerpiece for the dining room table and use some scented candles or oils to set the mood.
Turn on the Lights Everywhere
Above all, bring in the light. When days get shorter, the sun sets lower in the horizon and casts wider shadows. Pull up the blinds, open the shutters, push back the curtains on every window. Turn on every light in the house, including appliance lights and closet lights. Brighten darker rooms with few windows by placing spotlights on the floor behind furniture, and for goodness sakes, turn off the TV.
Talk to an agent about selling your property this autumn.