Sell Your Home in the Fall: Tips to Prepare and Attract Buyers

Sell Your Home in the Fall: Tips to Prepare and Attract Buyers

  • 09/25/23
While spring and summer may be the popular seasons for buying a home, don't overlook the opportunities that the fall months bring. With a bit of preparation and creativity, you can still find plenty of buyers in the cooler months. Follow these tips to get your home ready and sold in the offseason!

1. Boost Your Curb Appeal: 

During fall, maintaining curb appeal becomes even more important as trees shed their leaves and the landscape loses its vibrancy. Take these steps to enhance your home's exterior:
  • Regularly rake and bag leaves.
  • Add seasonal planters for a pop of color.
  • Power wash your driveway and sidewalks.
  • Upgrade your doormat.
  • Install solar landscape lighting.

2. Create a Cozy Atmosphere:

As the weather gets colder, buyers will be drawn to warm and inviting homes. Make your space more appealing with these cozy touches:
  • Light a fire in the fireplace before showing.
  • Stage a sitting area on your deck or porch with blankets.
  • Use fall-scented candles to create a pleasant aroma.
  • Swap out bright spring decor for warm-colored pillows and blankets.

3. Tidy Up Your Storage:

Cluttered boots, jackets, and backpacks can give the impression of inadequate storage space. Keep your home organized to make a positive impression:
  • Install decorative hooks for coats and backpacks near the entrance.
  • Use an inexpensive boot mat in the garage.
  • Have a designated spot for blankets, like a basket or blanket ladder.
  • Keep firewood neatly stacked in a decorative holder.

4. Price It Right:

While fall may have fewer buyers, pricing your home appropriately can attract the right ones. Work with a licensed real estate professional to determine the optimum price and avoid having your home sit on the market for too long.

5. Create a Light and Bright Home:

With shorter days, it's essential to present a well-lit space to potential buyers. Follow these tips for a light and bright home:
  • Hire a professional real estate photographer.
  • Turn on lights in the home before showings.
  • Illuminate the exterior with outdoor lighting and bistro lights.
  • Consider repainting dark walls with bright, fresh colors to brighten up the space.

Looking for your dream home? Let the Angela Swift Team guide you home. Contact us for a home evaluation, local town tour, or just a chat about the real estate market. 


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