Selling your home can be a daunting task. From open homes to paperwork there is a lot to consider when embarking on the task. While the Fall season is not the traditional time to put a home on the market there can be many advantages to putting your home on the market during this season. Here are some tips for putting your house on the market this Fall.
Clean Your Yard and the Exterior of Your Home
Depending upon where you live in the country, Fall can be a messy season. With leaves falling, the exterior of the house, including the storm drains, can end up suffering the effects of the season. The outside of the home and your yard are the first impressions potential buyers get. If you make a good impression then you can get the potential buyer in the door. Pressure washers are cheap enough and can be hired for any serious clean up duty.
Showcase The Season
The inside of your home is just as important as the exterior, as such you want to make a good impression with it. When people enter the home, you want them to feel at home. Welcoming fall colors and fragrances can really attract the new owner. Other things you could do is perhaps have some fall decorations like wreaths or a cornucopia on the dining room table. Showcase the majesty of fall at your next open home.
The Price is Right!….Right?
As many realtors will tell you, spring time is the peak for real estate so there can be a little apprehension when putting your home up for sale when the market is quiet. As such you want to make sure the price you have set is an offer that will appeal to a potential buyer. Invest in an appraiser before you set a figure because the price you paid back in 1980 is most likely not going to be reflective of today’s market. With the power of the appraisal in your hands, this could help you negotiate the sale quicker than you might usually have. Remember, anyone who is coming to look at your home is motivated to buy, whatever the season.
Make Sure You are Really Ready to Move
Selling your home can be an emotional time and the process can sometimes move a lot quicker than you had hoped. Before you put your home on the market consider packing up anything you do not use on a daily basis and if the budget allows, consider moving some things to a storage facility. There are many facilities that offer free months or even $1 dollar sign up fees. Moreover, you need to keep in mind that you may have to move in a hurry in order to make the sale. Make sure you have a temporary or permanent home set up and ready to go in case of a short sale.
The tips above are not all-encompassing, and your realtor will be able to advise you thoroughly on everything you need to consider if you decide to make the move to sell your home this fall. If you would like more information, please contact The Damron Group Realtors in San Marcos, TX.