9 Tips for selling your home in Autumn
As autumn continues and the days are shorter. The weather isn’t always great. The season often brings a new group of buyers who are house hunting with lots of potential buyers longing to be in their new home for the new year and eager to get the deal done. How can you attract them to view your home? How can turn them from ‘For Sale’ to ‘Sold’?
Despite those eager buyers during the fall months, you’ll still need to consider a few things if you want your autumnal property sale to be successful.
It does take a little more work however, follow our top tips and you’ll have a buyer secured in no time.
1. Make sure your viewers can park
Can you image how un-inviting it would be having to drive around trying to find a parking space in the cold or rain? Make your prospective buyer feel welcome, invite them to park on your driveway or make sure there is a private parking space available for them. If you have a resident’s parking permit ensure that there is a guest permit available. This will guarantee that your viewings get off to a good start.
2. Clear a path
Clearing up any fallen leaves will give your viewer the impression that you are house proud. This will not only will tidy up your garden but will prevent your drains from blocking up.
3. Find space for your boots and coats
Do you have cloaks cupboard or any space where you can place your boots and hang up your coats? Don’t over pile but why not show it off. Think along the lines of a smart Barbour jacket and a pair of Hunter wellies. Not only does this show that you have the space but it conjures up thoughts of pleasant autumn walks!
4. Sparkle & Shine
When you clean the windows, it makes the rooms in the house look more inviting and brighter. Clean windows allow the sun to shine through and help to highlight fresh paint, hardwood floors and other characteristics of the home. Nothing a bit of elbow grease and a Mrs Hinch kit can’t sort.
5. Autumn Interior Styling
Autumn is definitely the time for snuggling up with cosy nights keeping warm, reflect this within in your home and you could pass some seriously strong subliminal messages to potential buyers when they to view your property. Don’t go crazy, but hints at some seasonal interior can make a big difference to the feel of a home.
Let nature take the lead, bring in earthy autumnal colours such as deep reds, burnt oranges, greens, and browns. An new flower arrangement, some new art on the walls, candles and just a few new cushions in these tones can transform a room and won’t cost the earth, either.
6. Light it up
Don’t forget to turn on all of your lights before a viewing. With daylight fading in the afternoon, install outdoor lighting to give buyers a helping hand to see your home and create a warm glow. Putting up a security light that illuminates the front of the property will be better than nothing.
Inside side lights and lamps can add atmosphere, even extractor hood lights in the kitchen alongside any display lights can transform the feeling of the room.
Viewings in daylight is preferable but if you are doing a viewing in the dark, draw the curtains so buyers don’t feel like they’d be too exposed living in your property.
7. Get green fingers
The autumn months may not be the typical time of year for your garden to be blooming, but you can certainly add some life to your outside space by giving the patio a clean and adding some garden accessories such as bird feeders, maybe even some nice lanterns with candles.
8. Cosy and warm
It can start to get cold this time of year. You don’t want your viewers to be shivering. Turn up the heating a little and your potential buyers will thank you for it. They may linger just a little longer. If you have a lovely open fire or maybe a wood burning stove, we recommend lighting it. This would definitely create a cosy atmosphere and would help to imagine what cosy autumn nights living there would be like.
9. Bin it
If at all possible, avoid viewings on bin collection day. Overflowing bins or recycling strewn across the road can be off putting and may give a bad first impressions.
We have many other tips to help you show of your home to its greatest potential. Call one of our property experts on 01744 885753 today and we can tailor the perfect moving plan that works for you. We also love to share our best tips on our social media pages, give us a follow for regular seasonal updates.