The Fall real estate market often slows down, however home sales are expected to stay steady through the year, and our regions may see a shift from a sellers market to a buyers market.
Here are some tips to keep in mind if you are selling your home this fall season:
- First impressions—curb appeal. You’ll want to be sure it’s positive- rake the leaves, prune the shrubs and bushes, mow the lawn.
- Have a good doormat so all potential homebuyers can wipe their feet and not track mud through the house.
- Make sure gutters are draining properly.
- If you already have snow, be sure you clear the front walkway to the door and nothing is icy.
- Make sure your door area is clear from shoes, umbrellas, etc
- Hang a festive fall wreath on your door
- Keep the house cozy. Entering a cold house could leave an unfavorable impression. Instead, set the thermostat at a comfortable temperature
- Decorate the house with a festive fall embellishments
- Make sure the back yard isn’t covered in leaves. Also, try to make it look as child-friendly as possible so potential buyers can envision what the space will look like for their own children
- Make sure your windows are clean and sills are free of dirt.
- Let the light in. Open blinds and curtains so plenty of light illuminates the home’s interior
- Get rid of the clutter and any offensive odors that may come from cigarette smoke or pets.