All good things must come to an end, and the summer of 2015 is no exception. With summer vacations over and the children back in school, Markham homeowners and potential buyers are starting to focus on finding a place to live and/or putting their home on the market.
It is fair to say that autumn is the second busiest season for real estate sales in Markham- and it sure has its benefits!
If you’re thinking of selling your home this fall, take a look at the tips listed below to help make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers:
KEEP CLEARING LEAVES
In addition to doing an overall clean-up of your yard, including removing debris and dead plants, it is essential to stay on top of maintaining the leaves on your property. While some leaves on the lawn can give your home a seasonal appeal, make sure leaves are removed from driveways, sidewalks and the entrances to your home.
PLANT A FALL GARDEN
Many flowering varieties, including chrysanthemums and marigolds, bloom well into the fall. You can plant them in pots and add some seasonal accents nearby, like pumpkins or harvest plants.
LIGHT UP THE HOUSE
With days getting shorter, you can forget to turn on the lights at times when potential buyers might be looking at your house. Try to remember to turn on all your exterior lights and interior lights that can be seen from the outside. It is important to do so by dusk (at the latest) to avoid the “dark house” syndrome.
THINK ABOUT THE AIR IN YOUR HOME
It’s been a fairly hot summer and that means your air conditioning equipment has had a good workout. In addition to changing your air filter, you may want to have your HVAC equipment checked too. Home inspectors will always check your HVAC. Remember- it is always better to deal with any problems before you have interested buyers.
CHECK YOUR FIREPLACE
On cooler days, having a fire can help your home feel cozier. Be sure to keep up with the maintenance of your fireplace. For wood-burning fireplaces, make sure to get rid of any ashes and debris. For gas fireplaces, make sure the glass is always clean!
Along with signifying the end of summer, autumn also resembles the start of a good selling season in residential real estate. The more you do to your home to increase its appeal, the more value you will get from it.