Top Tips for Selling Your Home in Autumn
Although spring is traditionally the best time to sell your home, autumn can also be a good time to sell. After the lull of high summer the property market becomes more active again and momentum continues to gather in the autumn months as buyers focus on purchasing their new home before the Christmas rush sets in.
This is always number one on our list of things to do when selling your home! A bit of elbow grease now could add thousands to the value of your home. Decluttering allows buyers to view the property without off-putting distractions thus allowing them more easily to imagine themselves living there.
2. Autumn Leaves
Pavement appeal has never been stronger than on cold dark autumn nights. Ensure your garden is free of leaves and debris. Put a light on in the porch or hallway to make the property look light look inviting. Changing your light bulbs can also help to create different moods throughout your home.
3. Autumn Nights
You should try and arrange daylight viewings when you can but as the nights start drawing in earlier you will find that by necessity most of your viewings will be done in the evening. In which case you should try and make your home warm and inviting by putting the heaters on a timer to come on half an hour before the viewing to take the chill out of the air. If you don’t have a timer arrange to be home half an hour before the viewing to switch on heaters and lights to make your home warm and welcoming for your viewers.
4. Home is Where the Hearth Is
If you have you have a fire you should ensure it is on for Autumn viewings. Coming in to a toasty warm living room with a roaring fire can be really encouraging for a potential buyer. If you don’t have a fire then create a warm and cosy atmosphere buy lighting candles (and you can tick two boxes at once by investing in some scented candles).
5. Autumn Accents
If you are redecorating for the sale of your home think autumn colours such as warm golds, reds and oranges. Investing in some home stagers such as a fireplace companion set by the hearth, or a basket of chopped logs, can also subtly enhance a room for sale by making the whole property seem more inviting.