Spring and summer get all the glory, but selling in autumn comes with plenty of advantages; there’s less competition on the market, for one thing. However, even if your house is the only game in town, there’s no guarantee it will sell. This is why curb appeal is so important, no matter the season.
So, as you fall into fall with a for sale sign, how do you help your home look its best? Consider the following:
With the leaves falling from the trees and the grass dying, it’s easy to let the weather do its thing: Mother Nature is your landscaper! But, assuming that yardwork is just a summer chore can leave your home looking unkept and unattractive. When your house is on the market, the upkeep doesn’t end.
Pay attention to the exterior
They say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is true whether you’re an interviewee or a house! Your home’s exterior is the first thing potential buyers notice, so make sure it’s as presentable as possible. Don’t forget that little things add up – replacing the torn net on the basketball hoop with a brand new one won’t go unnoticed.
Set the ambience
Any house that’s on the market should possess a welcoming vibe – you want people to make themselves at home…literally! You can hone this vibe by setting the ambience. The interior matters, of course, but outside is essential, too. One of the easiest ways to add outside ambience is with lighting. This not only makes a residence feel more inviting, but it offers practicality, too (especially as the days grow shorter). No one loves to come home at night to a house cloaked in darkness.
Fall is the season of decorating! From hay bales and scarecrows to inflatable turkeys and holiday lights, autumn is all about adorning. Keep this in mind – add little touches that up your home’s festivity. However, find a happy medium. Basic decorations are attractive to home buyers; yards that are full of animatronics are a bit much.
Plant fall flowers
Most of us don’t think of fall as a time to plant flowers; many plants can’t survive in cold weather. However, some flowers bloom in autumn. Planting the correct ones can beautify your hard and make it more attractive. Plant flowers with fall colors (red, orange, and yellow) for an even more dramatic effect.
Curb appeal is vital in the selling of any home. These tips allow you to keep your exterior exquisite even as the seasons change. Why is this important? It’s simple – when the outside of a house is well-cared for, buyers will assume that the inside is, too.
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