Fall often signals a slowing down in the real estate business. While steady home sales are expected to continue through the year, many regions will likely slowly shift from a sellers market to a moderate or buyers market, meaning if you’re selling, you’ll want to do everything you can to make you house look its best.
As you set out to put your home on the market and add your home sale to this year’s statistics, keep the following fall tips in mind:
Curb appeal. A home shopper’s first impression is everything. The moment they pull up to the curb, they’ll make an instant judgment. You’ll want to be sure it’s positive. You can begin by making sure leaves are raked, and your shrubs and bushes are pruned.
Make sure your walkway is free of leaves and debris.
Trim trees so unexpected winds don’t knock down branches that could damage your home or hurt anybody.
If it is rainy, be sure you have a good doormat so all potential homebuyers can wipe their feet and not traipse mud and water through the house.
Make sure gutters are free from debris and are draining properly.
If you already have snow, be sure you clear the front walkway to the door. And if you have stairs leading to your front door, make sure they’re not icy.
If you live in a warm region, plant a few fall annuals to give your exterior some instant color.