The hot summer days are starting to fade away, and that means it’s time to sell your home. In many markets, spring is the ideal sales time, but that’s not always the case. Autumn is a hot (no pun intended) time to sell because families have returned from summer vacations and the holidays are still a significant ways away. As the temperature drops, moods and sale potentials rise. Potential buyers want to take advantage of the cool moving weather to relocate from apartment to home. So how can you sell your house faster than the leaves turn? Let’s find out.
1. Maximize Curb Appeal
Autumn has an incredibly unique accent that tends to bring out the best in our yards. To dress your landscape to impress, try to integrate a few fall-time flowers like chrysanthemums or marigolds. You can pot these flowers and put them on your porch steps or line them up artistically along the sidewalk. Make sure gutters are clean, leaves are raked, and the lawn is mowed. Fresh mulch will bring the whole look together.
2. Get Down to Business
In the summer months, you may need to court buyers a bit more, but in the fall, serious buyers are more eager to make a move before the busy holiday season and inclement weather creep in. Make sure your home has professional photographs available, preferably taken early in the fall when the natural lighting is still optimal. Price your home reasonably, as multiple offers are unlikely to raise the price significantly. You won’t need much wiggle room since your price is already fair, so the process will take much less time.
3. Warm Their Hearts
One of the cleverest ways to take advantage of autumn is to use your gas or electric fireplace to make your home feel cozy as the temperature cools. The allure of a useable fireplace is real to many potential buyers, and they’ll be able to imagine themselves sitting in a comfy chair reading by the fire almost immediately. Seasonal accents like unscented candles or even a yummy fall snack like pumpkin cupcakes, hot cider, or crunchy green apples can help your buyers feel right at home.
4. Breathe In the Fresh Air
The crisp, cool air outside is a welcoming sensation, so make sure the air in your home provides a similar effect. Before the first showing, you should inspect the HVAC system and replace the furnace filters, especially if you haven’t changed them in some time.
5. Open the Curtains
Letting natural light shine in is a great ways to show off the beautiful features of your home. Make sure that your windows are dust and streak-free, and remove your screens to spray off dirt and other gunk.