09/28/23

3 tips to help sell your home this fall

This time of year is often overlooked when it comes to selling a home because most people think of spring or summer as the prime time for real estate transactions. However, don’t be fooled. Autumn has its own unique advantages, offering a great opportunity to showcase your home’s charm and warmth. 

Plus, with the way the market is right now, there isn’t a “right time” to buy or sell. You simply should make it the best time for you. From the seller’s perspective, buyers are still out there, and with a few handy tips, you can make your property stand out right now. Here are a few ways to do it.

Showcase your home’s year-round beauty.  Fall is a time of rich colors and crisp air, but potential buyers might also wonder what your home looks like during other seasons. Create a photo album or digital slideshow highlighting your garden beds, patios or decks in summer, spring, and fall. Collaborate with a real estate agent who can offer a 3-D tour, helping buyers envision the home during other times of the year. Curb appeal is key during all seasons, so boost it by cleaning walkways of leaves and snow, adding fresh mulch and defining property boundaries with brightly colored flags.

Coz-ify your interior spaces. Inside, natural light can be your best ally. Open blinds, widen curtains and experiment with light bulbs to create a welcoming glow. Consider the allure of daylight on hardwood floors and add extra lamps for dark corners. On the home maintenance side of things, seal against drafts, get the furnace checked, and do a deep clean. A fresh coat of light-colored paint can give dingy walls new life, and embracing the cozy concept of Hygge with neutral accessories can make your living spaces even more inviting.

Do some mindful decorating. Be intentional with your seasonal decor by keeping it simple and neutral, and flaunt your home’s unique features, such as vaulted ceilings. Soft holiday music and freshly baked treats can add a gentle festive touch. But it’s also important to remember to be tasteful but generic. As we’ve said before, you want potential buyers to imagine their stuff in your space – not yours.

If you work together with your REALTOR® and other professionals, you can make this autumn fall the perfect season to sell your home. The key is to pay attention to detail and understand that each season offers unique challenges – and opportunities – when selling or buying a house.

No matter what side of the transaction you’re on, we’re the title company who will make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Our teams are here for you all year long!

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