With summer vacations behind us, the fall brings a new strategy to selling and buying residential homes. While the spring may be the busiest time for home sales, the fall is a popular time for home sales.
Many people prefer to make transitions before the winter holidays. Changes such as job transitions, retirements, out of state moves, and job relocation may bring a catalyst for these changes.
Here are some quick seasonal tips to stage your home:
- Online Presence
The Internet is offering a new and increasingly important strategy for homebuyers on sites like Zillo and regional real estate websites. This is the time to update photographs and create appealing descriptions.
- Let the Light In
In the fall months, houses can seem darker than they are. Raise the blinds and cut back shrubs that may prevent light from light shining in. Replace old light bulbs or have arrangements of candles to offer more interior light in darker corners.
- The Comforts of Home
Especially as the season changes, people are looking for the comforts of home. Appealing to the senses creates that cozy feel that brings buyers out on a cool-crisp day. Ideas include a pumpkin scented candle, baked goods, hot cocoa or tea.
- Research Buying Price
Other homes in your neighborhood can impact selling price. Things to look for: what other homes have sold for, home renovations in the area, new businesses. Set a price too high and your home could be sitting on the market longer than you preference. Too low and you may not receive the best return. Strive for the ideal price that is in the middle.
- Appeal to Your Audience
Millennials and Retirees are audiences that drive home market sales in the fall. Who are the specific niches of people coming into your neighborhood. Appeal not only to the home-buyer, but to family members as well. Family members typically want their parent or child to have amenities and feel safe and engaged in the community.
- Preparations for Your Move
Making your home move-in ready means you’ll want to prepare to move out. Are you moving into another residence? Now is the time to research mortgage options for your new home.
Need more tips for home organization and staging? Check out Geralin Thomas of Metropolitan Organizing http://www.metropolitanorganizing.com/.
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