Sunday, November 2, 2014

Did you know that fall is the second busiest time for home sales? Autumn is a popular time of the year for
many home buyers. First time home buyers are more likely to buy their first home in the fall than any other time of the year, and retirees, and those who are relocating because of a new job or transfer are also looking on. Right now home buyers also want to take advantage of the low mortgage rates that are available and they want to be moved in before the holidays. With fewer houses on the market, your house may even get more attention in the fall than other times of the year.
Set your home apart from the competition. Follow these 5 tips that work when selling a home in the fall:

1.       Add Curb Appeal

A home sale begins with the buyer’s first view of the house from the outside, whether they are driving past the home or viewing it online. So it’s important to get the exterior of the home looking its best. Spruce up the lawn and plant seasonal flowers such as mums to add rich autumn hues that will make the home more inviting to buyers.

2.       Set The Right Price

Home buyers comparison shop so they know when a home is priced correctly. What price you want for the house has nothing to do with what you’ll get for the house. Remember if you don’t price it correctly you could be holding on to the house through the winter.

3.       Increase the Web Appeal

They say web appeal is the new curb appeal. Don’t forget to update your listing photos now to showcase how the home looks in the fall when foliage in the background will make the home look warm and welcoming.

4.       Make The Home Move-In Ready

Buyers want homes to be move-in ready, so take care of small improvements and repairs now.Staging presents the best features of the home as well as the home’s potential.

5.       Keep it Cozy

With cooler weather in the late fall, home buyers naturally want to get cozy. Accentuate your fireplace (if you have one) by arranging furniture to make it the focal point of the room.