Although Summer may seem like the hot season for real estate. Autumn can also be quite the time for selling or buying a home. With the hectic days of vacation gone and the holidays not quite here, Autumn guarantees about 80 days of normalcy where it is the perfect time to move.
Are you looking to sell your home before the snow hits? Read on to see our best tips for attracting buyers to your home this Autumn.
Clean Up Your Yard.
Now is the time to get your yard looking its best! Rake dead leaves and prune back overgrown vegetation. Cutaway vines and dead flowers, and make sure you groom bushes and tree limbs back to let the most possible light into your home.
If you're looking for extra curb appeal, plant Fall flowers like chrysanthemums and marigolds to keep your home looking inviting from the street. For an added accent, place them in colourful pots along the sidewalk or accent with seasonal decor!
Wipe Down Windows
Dry Edmonton summer can make your windows dusty and stroked. And if you're noticing smudges and marks, imagine what buyers are seeing!
Before you list your home, remove window screens and spray down the the windows to make your house sparkle from the street. Bonus - clean windows let in more light.
Double Check the HVAC
Furnace systems tend to smell musty and dry the first few times they're used in Fall - not the best sent to welcome potential buyers with. Make sure you change your furnace filter and have your HVAC system checked before you turn on the heat.
This might sound like a drag, but remember: a buyer will ask the home inspector to check your HVAC before they finalize a purchase. If you discover problems with your furnace it's better to fix them before your homes goes on the market to ensure you save yourself from scaring off potential buyers later.
Update Your Staging
Changing your home decor to match the seasons is a proven way to catch buyer's eyes - it shows you genuinely care about your property and its maintenance. Play up red, brown, and yellow accents and turn on the fireplace.
For an added welcoming touch, greet potential buyers with fresh baked cookies or seasonal treats - it really makes your house smell like home!
Are you looking to buy or sell your home this Autumn? Tell us about it in the comments!