Real Estate sales fall down in cold seasons and many homeowners avoid adding their homes to the listings and wait for spring. But according to some real estate agents, there are entrepreneurial sellers who are capable of selling a home quickly and for good price even in winter and fall. That is explained by less competition on the market, domination of real buyers, and more free time that can be dedicated to the selling process.
At the same time, it is very important to prepare your home for a fall sale. When you make all the necessary steps, your real estate will become more appealing to the potential buyers and be sold faster. Here are several useful tips.
1. Put yourself in buyer’s shoes
It is always useful to look at your home as a buyer. Go around it, write down the things that must be fixed, painted or cleaned. Ask yourself what you wouldn’t like if you were a buyer.
2. Make the first impression positive
- Clean the yard;
The fall season brings about not only rains and romantic feel but also mud, leaves and dead debris. All that staff does not add value to your home. That is why it is necessary to rake the yard and get rid of any plant remnants to make a home more attractive.
- Grow fall flowers;
Rainy and foggy weather, gray sky and lack of sun do not contribute to a good mood of buyers so you can raise it by beautiful colorful chrysanthemums growing next to the home. They look wonderful for a long time and do not wither until snow falls down. Moreover, they do not require special care but look wonderful and set a good mood.
- Add some decorations;
Positive impression can be also achieved by adding some little trifles that make the home exterior fresh and exciting. Opt for flower pots to trim the windowsill and a fall door wreath to welcome guests.
- Dress windows;
The first thing that attracts buyer’s attention is windows. Every homeowner would like to have large windows to let more light into the rooms so it is necessary to make them good-looking and dressed.
3. Make beautiful fall photos
Autumn is a very colorful season. Many people like making photo sessions in fall because of the variety of colors and eye-catching sceneries. Take advantage of this season too and order professional photographer services to make your listing photos incredibly beautiful.
4. Ask for a new set of eyes to have a look at your house
It is more difficult for a homeowner to see apparent drawbacks of the home as some of them customary and not significant. At the same time, such it may seem trifles can distract the potential buyers from the bargain. Ask someone to look at your home as if he was going to buy it and determine what might be not liked by real buyers as well.
5. Check the heating system
Heating is one of the most important and expensive systems of the whole home. It provides warm and pleasant atmosphere in cold seasons so if you sell a home in fall, be ready that you will need or be asked to switch it on. That means that heating must be checked before cold days come: it will prevent you from unpleasant surprises and create a lovely home environment.
6. Get your fireplace ready
If your home has a fireplace, it is a convincing advantage. Many people imagine their home with a burning fireplace on a cold winter day. Don’t let them get disappointed. Clean the fireplace from the old ash and dust and fire it when people come on showings. You will be surprised what role it will play then.
7. Use autumn accent colors
Fall color range is very appealing to many people. Bright sunny yellow, deep orange, red, numerous shades of brown are warm and homey colors that can and even must dominate in your interior. You can add them by simple decorations: place autumn fruit on the table, put some leaves and flowers in vases, cover the furniture with woolen blankets. Create a pleasant fall look without much effort and money.
8. Switch on the light
Fall is a dull season and there is always a lack of sunshine. People miss it greatly after long summer days, so do not make your home gloomy compromising on light. Switch on all the lights when you welcome buyers on showings. Only a nice and spacious home will be liked by them and much lighting will contribute to the necessary effects undoubtedly.