If you didn’t already know, real estate professionals say that the second best time for selling a home is in the autumn season. Children have returned to school, families are back from vacations, and you have a window of opportunity before the holidays. These 70 days of normalcy is the best time to sell a home. Coming in as the first best time to sell a home, is of course when your home has risen to it’s highest selling price; but that can be a moving target, not easily hit.
Let’s discuss a number of ways you can attract autumn buyers:
Create Curb Appeal and Dress Windows
Whether you have decided to go with an open house or house viewing upon request, you are going to have to spruce up your home a bit to have the desired effect on potential buyers. A good way to start is adding a bit of curb appeal, if you haven’t already done so plant some autumn flowers like chrysanthemums and marigolds.
On the other hand, both wind and rain makes your windows streaked and dusty over the month. You might miss the smudges but your buyers won’t. Realtors recommend that you should clean your windows from both sides.
Spruce up the Yard
Rake away the debris and dead leaves from your lawn. The ones that are overgrown should’nt be allowed to block paths or windows that lead to the entrance. Cutting off excess tree limbs and bushes will allow more sunlight to get through and vibrantly showcase the exterior of your home.
Create an Autumn Ambiance
Nothing smells more like autumn than the smoke from wood burning fireplace. You can prepare and serve this season’s dishes for potential buyers. Dishes like, fresh pumpkin cupcakes, simmering apple cider, and let’s not forget cinnamon sticks dotted with cloves.
Use Autumn Accents
Brighten up your home with autumn colors like yellow golden, orange, and bright red pillows. Toss an autumn colored throw or quilt on a chair. Depersonalize all room as well as clear away excess clutter and bring autumn hues by placing bold accent pieces in groups of 3s and 5s.
When considering selling your home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, you might want to observe the aforementioned guidelines in staging your home for a sale.