Although fall is generally considered an off-peak season in the housing market, the most serious buyers are motivated to move quickly ahead of the holiday season and winter whether, which can be favorable conditions for a seller who is ready to relocate.
If selling is on your mind, we have a few tips for you to get started and making moves before the winter season.
- Photograph your property as soon as possible – the natural lighting will be less and less in the fall as we head towards winter, so take advantage of the sunshine while you can! Come snowstorms and inclement weather, you’ll be glad you have pictures of your yard while your grass is green!
- Work with an experienced agent – this is key for smooth sailing during the real estate process.
- Inspect your home for major issues (plumbing, water damage, HVAC, etc.) – this will prevent any hiccups along the way as potential buyers check out your home.
- Up your curb appeal game – Basic yard clean up is important to make people feel your property is well-kept! Sweep your walkways and add some flowers to set the scenery ahead of showings and open houses.
- Add light – If natural lighting is no longer your friend, grab some lamps and light up your space! Refresh interior paints if need be!
- Make your home cozy for fall – This one is easy! Fall is the coziest time of year. Bake some pumpkin bread and light some candles so your home smells welcoming and inviting. Hot cider on a stove top is a great way to add some festivity to your showing!
Do you have questions about any of these tips, or want to chat about the first steps in home selling during the fall season? Give me a call today!