Many sellers try to avoid putting their home on the market during the fall. However, while the spring and summer markets are more popular, the fall market certainly doesn’t disappoint. Follow these tips to help ensure that your house flies off of the market before Old Man Winter arrives.
Create festive curb appeal
In a buyers’ market, it’s important to do everything you can to make your house look its best. Make sure that your yard, walkways, and gutters are free of leaves and debris. Add a seasonal style with a festive-door wreath, planters filled with autumn-colored flowers, and a front porch lined with pumpkins.
Keep the lights on
Gone are the days that it stays light well past dinnertime. Since the days are shorter, be sure that your house is illuminated both on the inside and outside. Brighten rooms by pulling up the blinds and pushing back the window dressings. Keep the front porch and walkway lights on so visitors have a better chance to experience the exterior of your house.
Check the HVAC
The nights are becoming chilly, so it’s important to make sure that your HVAC system is up to par. It’s best to have it checked out before you put your house on the market. Not only will this reduce the chances of an offer falling through, it can help keep you and your guests warm and cozy during the colder months.