With the long and sunny days of summer still upon us, it’s hard to believe that fall will ever arrive. Believe it or not, in real estate, the busy hustle and bustle of fall comes almost as soon as September hits. If you are looking to take advantage of the fall market, it is crucial to get your home ready now, so you can catch the eye of a buyer who is still looking after missing out in the spring and summer months.
Here are just a few easy, inexpensive steps you can take now to prepare your home for the fall market:
Start Packing Now
It may seem silly to start packing up your belongings before you even put your house on the market, however, it will help to make your life much easier in the long run. One of the most important parts of staging your home for a successful sale is to de-clutter and depersonalize so home buyers can envision themselves in the space. You also want your home to look as spacious as possible. By packing up articles that you don’t use every day, it will help you keep your home neat and tidy for showings & lessen the stress of packing come moving day.
Pay Attention to Curb Appeal
Potential home buyers can make up their mind on a home within seconds. Poor curb appeal could mean the difference between a buyer falling in love or continuing their drive without even stopping. Even when the trees are losing their leaves, simple touches like keeping your front porch, driveway and walkways tidy will influence first impressions. Adding a pop of fall colour with mums can warm a front entrance and make the space inviting. Painting your front door or adding new door hardware can also impress a potential buyer while they are waiting for their agent to retrieve keys from the lockbox.
Clean like you have never cleaned before!
You want your home to be spotless from top to bottom for every showing and open house. A messy house can give buyers the impression that the house has not been well-maintained and cared for. Consider hiring a professional cleaner to give your home a good cleaning – it’s relatively inexpensive and will save you the hassle so that you can concentrate on decluttering instead.
The most important step in preparing for a successful fall sale is to find the perfect realtor. As nationally-ranked, top producing agents, we will maximize the value of your most important asset. We have the track record to prove it. For a free, no obligation home evaluation and to take advantage of our complementary staging and concierge service call us directly at 905-335-4102. Or, visit our website to find out what makes us different how selling your home with the name you trust will get you the best results!