Ok so the tourists have all gone home (except for maybe the wine drinkers) and the weather has turned cold and rainey, how on earth do I sell my home?!
Fall can often mean the slowing down of homes sales so if you're selling, you'll want to do everything you can to make your house look its best.
- Curb appeal. Ya ya, I know, it's what everyone says but it really does impact a home buyer as they pull up in the realtor's car and take a look at your house for the first time in person! First impressions are everything. Make sure leaves are raked, and your shrubs and bushes are pruned.
- Make sure your walkway is free of leaves and debris
- If it is rainy, be sure you have a good doormat so all potential homebuyers can wipe their feet and not traipse mud and water through the house.
- Make sure gutters are free from debris and are draining properly.
- When snow falls, be sure you clear the front walkway to the door. And if you have stairs leading to your front door, make sure they're not icy.
- Be sure your lawn is mown and fertilized.
- Make sure your door area is clear from bicycles and toys (and unsightly garbage cans!)
- Hang a festive fall wreath on your door.
- Don't scrimp on the thermostat! Keep the house cozy. Can you image going into a freezing home? Set the thermostat at a comfortable temperature, if the potential buyer is too busy trying to keep warm during the viewing then they are missing the important bits of the showing!
- Place a nice fall centerpiece on your dining room table.
- Decorate the house with festive fall embellishments and bright orange pumpkins.
- 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.
Do Not Try To Sell Your Home if it looks Like This! Or AT Least DON"T Expect Top Dollar Value
There is it folks, it's not rocket science, but it makes sense and gets you the dollars (pardon the pun)
If you want help selling your home then give our team a call and you can depend on sound advice!
Oh and happy Autumn to all...............