Autumn is a great time to sell! Many Buyers are fatigued from their possible home search in the summer, and are happy to house hunt in the cooler temperatures. Others have more time to search after the kids start school. And, for some, the timing is perfect depending on their current living situation. With a well-priced, well-staged, and well-photographed home, you can yield a fantastic return on your home sale! With me as your Listing Agent, you already receive professional staging and photography. But, here are some tips to be ahead of the game and set yourself up for success to attract the perfect Buyer for you home:
1. Clean Up That Yard!
The moment a Buyer drives up to your home, they are deciding whether or not they want to enter it. A yard full of fallen leaves looks unkempt and gives a bad first impression. Make sure that your yard is raked and grass is trimmed. Attend to your flower beds and bushes, and remove any dead or wilting leftovers from the spring and summer months. A well manicured yard, no matter how big or small, is inviting and shows the Buyer that you care about and maintain your entire property.
2. Pressure Wash Your Exterior
The summer months are dirty months! With rain, wind, dust and bugs, your exterior can look unsightly once the leaves start to fall from the trees and your entire home is exposed. Pressure washing is an inexpensive way to freshen your siding, windows, sidewalks and steps. If you can, attend to your roof and gutters as well. A sparkling exterior also makes your home shine against your neighbors who may have been neglectful. Clean sidewalks and steps also deter dirt and dust from being tracked into your home by visiting Buyers. It’s important to take care of this before the freezing temperatures set in. You don’t want Buyers ice skating toward your front door!