Of the four seasons, Fall is the best time of the year to put your house up for sale. The weather is not too hot or too cool. Plus, the cool colors of the season is evident all around the house, creating the perfect backdrop for your home. Here are things you could do to take advantage of the season and make your property easier to sell this fall:
Enhance Curb Appeal
Potential buyers immediately start assessing a property as soon as they see it, whether they are driving or walking towards it. This is why you should enhance your curb appeal as much as you can. Whether you like it or not, not everyone will be swayed by something impressive inside the house and totally forget or ignore the terrifying curb outside. Resurface the walkways or porch with a decorative concrete coating or overlay. It is inexpensive but yields appealing results.
Clean Up the Lawn
Tis the season for falling leaves so expect a lot on your lawn. Although the cool colors of autumn are deeply reflected on the fallen leaves, it may not be a good idea to leave them there on the ground. First, these leaves are on their way to rotting so it would definitely stain the pavement or walkway and make the surface slippery. It is also important for potential buyers to actually see the lawn underneath the heap of autumn leaves.
Utilize Fall Accents and Colors
Make your home look so good in this season. If you have trees around the property with red, brown, and yellowing leaves, let them be. Put some pumpkins on the porch near the doorway for a touch of color. Resurface the pool area with pool deck overlays that feature a Fall color theme. Add some flowering pots on the cool decking with pink, magenta, purple, or blue flowers. This will help potential buyers appreciate the aesthetics and how the house would look during the Fall season.
Clean Up the Fireplace and HVAC
Whether the fireplace is inside or out, make sure that it is clean and presentable. HVAC is also one thing that should be taken into consideration. There is a tendency for the air to smell moldy or musty during such weather so make sure that the air circulates really well inside the house.
During the day, make sure that lighting is optimized inside the house. You don’t have to turn all the lights on. Just those that could add drama, make a room look more attractive, or to highlight a certain area. Put some hanging lights outdoors especially when it is quite dark and gloomy outside. These will help emphasize the Autumn trees, plants, and the home, most importantly. Put on a subtle spotlight on certain paintings or decor inside the house for extra dramatic effects.