When it comes to buying and selling a home, the final months of the year present some unique advantages in the marketplace (think less competition and highly-motivated buyers).
If you’re considering selling, here are a few tips to help you get ready for the fall.
Boost your curb appeal
First impressions are crucial in the real estate world. Enhance your home’s exterior by raking the leaves and taking care of any necessary improvement projects like roof maintenance, window replacements, painting, cleaning gutters, and landscaping.
Homes show well during the fall when they look warm and homey. Stage your home to look as cozy and inviting as possible, whether that means adding throw pillows and blankets to the furniture or playing up the fireplace.
Remember to keep seasonal décor tasteful and simple (i.e. don’t go overboard with spooky Halloween decorations or festive lights!)
Bring the light
With the days getting shorter, it’s important to open the curtains and blinds and turn on the lights to both brighten your home and emphasize its best features.
Take photos now
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…Great photography is a must for any successful real estate marketing strategy. So if you’re planning on listing your home anytime between now and next May, you should take photos of your home’s exterior now while the scenery is still green and leafy.