As the end of summer approaches, you may be thinking of putting your house on the market during this upcoming fall. If so, here are a few tips that will help you prepare your house for showings that will take place during the fall and colder months.
Prepare photos of your home early. Once leaves begin falling and trees become bare, photos of the exterior of your home may not be as aesthetically pleasing as they would be in the summer months. Make sure to get some photos of the exterior of your home in warmer weather so that potential buyers can get a full look at it and view it in a brighter, more inviting setting.
Pay attention to curb appeal. The appearance of your front yard and curb is more important than ever in the fall! Make sure to pay attention to your curb and clean up any dirt or leaves that might blow onto it. Keep your curb as clean-cut as possible, especially for showings.
Don’t over decorate. Once it becomes fall, it officially becomes Halloween season! While it is good to decorate your home along with the season, do not over decorate it! Make sure that potential buyers can still view the exterior and interior of your home without too much decorations or clutter around.
Utilize your lights. The colder it gets, the darker it also becomes. Make sure during showings that you utilize all of your exterior and interior lights so that each room is easy to see. The more lights that you have on, the more welcoming your house will become, as well, which will be very appealing to people coming to check it out.
Clean up the interior of your home. Because it will be chillier, people will spend less time outside and more time checking out the interior. Because the interior will be the primary focus, make sure that any small damages are fixed, everything is cleaned up and clutter is organized and tucked away.