Although the real estate business tends to slow down in the fall, the season still can be an attractive time to put a home on the market. If you want to sell your house in the next few months, it can be done. Boost Your Value with these Tips! There’s Promise in the Air with this Fall Home Selling Season. Rates & Inventory are down and buyers are still searching for great homes like yours! …and we have a few here in Our Active Realty Fall Home Collection! Call or Visit Today!!
Potential buyers—such as empty nesters or millennials who aren’t worried about moving after the school year has started—will compete for fewer homes on the market and will likely want to seal a deal before the holiday season kicks into high gear.
Here are three tips to help make your home more attractive in autumn, so you can sell your house before winter comes.
1. Clean Up
In Southern California, its slowly shift from a sellers’ market to a moderate or buyers’ market, you’ll want to do everything you can to make your house look its best.
Pay particular attention to eliminating clutter and safety hazards that can crop up with cooler weather:
- Clear walkways, planters, and your yard is free of leaves and debris.
- Mow your lawn so it looks manicured, maintained and neat.
- Trim trees so unexpected winds don’t knock down branches that could damage your home or hurt anybody.
- Have a nice, inviting doormat so visitors can wipe their feet and not traipse mud and water through the house on those rainy days.
- Wash decks, window seals, and wipe down windows so they sparkle instead of appear streaked by rain and dirt.
- Spruce up the fireplace, especially if it hasn’t been used in months. A fresh clean and vacuum will make it ready for the season.
- Don’t forget about the outdoors and patio. In Southern California, make sure the area is inviting and arranged with the views from indoors in mind.
- Finally, your doorway and the rest of the house should be in tip-top shape and clear from knick knacks, bicycles, cars, and toys that make your home appear cluttered.