When it comes to the real estate market, fall is the second peak season for selling a home. This time of year can be a far more attractive time to put your home on the market if you’re ready to sell. There are some important things you should know about selling at this time of the year though. Following are the three hottest tips to sell your home fast!
1. Use the Right Realtor
We live and work here so we know the area inside and out. Give us a call at Sloane Realty (1-866-931-5201) if you want to get your house sold before winter sets in – it’s what we’re good at! We look forward to working with you.
2. Maintain Your Property
At this time of year the trees are dropping all sorts of debris and leaves are blowing in from down the street. It’s important to maintain your property for a quick sale. Hire a local landscape company to come in weekly if you don’t have time to keep up with it yourself.
Clean gutters, edged lawns, and trimmed trees will do much to let buyers know that your property has been well cared for.
Have your windows cleaned inside and out, too. There are companies like Window Genie that will do that for you at a very affordable price. They can also power wash your house, decks, walks and driveways. It will make a major difference in how your home presents itself.
3. Curb Presentation Matters
Look at your home from a buyer’s eye. Don’t tell yourself it doesn’t matter because it really does. Look at your home and ask yourself what stands out as signs of neglect; what can be improved. And then take care of things.
It doesn’t take a lot of money or effort to put some decorations on the front porch. If you don’t have much time, then choose items like pumpkins and gourds that are maintenance-free. When you put potted mums or other cold weather plants on your porch it’s imperative to keep them watered!
Homebuyers will make a judgment as soon as they lay eyes on your home. First impressions are powerful. Put the kid’s toys and lawn furniture away and don’t leave things sitting around in the yard. Keep the sidewalk and entryway well lit for nighttime showings and you’ll find these things will matter to buyers.
Give us a call at 866-931-5201 when you’re ready to list with the right Realtor the first time!