Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Home Selling Tips

The fall real estate market is a great time to sell.   It is actually the second best time to sell for two reasons: time and inventory. We have about 75-80 days of normalcy in the fall. The holidays aren't quite upon us and the hustle of summer has ended. Having a period without the hectic summer schedule and the crazy holidays season gives both sellers and buyers time to list and buy homes.

In addition to having more tome to sell there aren't as many homes on the market to compete with. Your home will shine more if there isn't as much inventory. It is a win/win to sell this time of year.

Below are tips when selling in the fall:

Price: This applies to all seasons. We can't stress enough that pricing your home within market value will help your home faster. Follow these tips to help with pricing.

Clean Up The Yard: Curb appeal is the first impression your homes gives. Rake up leaves, clean up debris and make clean path to the front door. You want the home to look cozy and inviting from the outside. 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 autumn weather in the fall real estate market.

Lighting: It gets dark quicker in the fall. Make sure to turn on all lights including appliances and closets during showings. Pull open the blinds and curtains to bring in natural lights (if possible). This will help the home look more inviting.

Fireplace: If the fireplace is filled with cobwebs because it hasn't been used for months, vacuum it out and wash it down. Some home stagers arrange knickknacks in the fireplace in place of wood logs.

Seasonal Decor: Keep the seasonal decorating minimal. For Halloween for example it is fine to place pumpkins on the front porch and a few in the home. However spraying cob webs all over the front door isn't the best idea.

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