Fall is officially here. With this season comes cool weather, rainy days, and gorgeous leaves changing colors. If your house is currently on the market, you may feel the pressure to get it sold before the winter settles in. With that in mind, the team at RE/MAX Select, your go-to realtors in Plymouth, have a couple of tips to help you sell your house this fall. Let’s dive right in.
Keep Your Yard Tidy
Summer is the time of year where a majority of us take pride in our lawn, and it shows. We spend hours mowing, edging, watering, and nurturing our lawn during the summer, and when fall hits, that well-kept lawn can quickly get out of hand and turn into a mess. From the dead leaves to the browning grass, one of the best things that you can do is make sure that you continue to prioritize the tidiness of your lawn.
Even though raking leaves and mowing dying grass may feel like a waste of time or an additional chore added to the list, your yard contributes to the first impression potential buyers get of your house. Making time to clean once or twice a week can make all the difference in the outer appearance of your house.
Warm the House Up
Warm temperatures most definitely leave potential buyers feeling welcomed when they come in, but you want to warm the house up in more than just a literal way. Take a moment to look at your decor and see if there is any way that you can make the space feel warmer, cozy even. There are so many easy ways to do this that won’t cost you any extra money. For example, putting out a few throw blankets and lit candles can really change the atmosphere. These small details make the space feel cozy, which is exactly what potential buyers want in their next home.
Turn on the Lights
The cool weather outside is often paired with gray, cloudy days. While these days make for the perfect days inside by the fire, they can definitely make your house look dark and gloomy. To avoid that from being the case, turn on the lights in your home and let it shine in all its glory. By turning on the lights, potential buyers walking through the house can leave the gloom at the door and really take in the beauty that the house has to offer.
Clean the Fireplace
If your house has a wood-burning fireplace in it, you are definitely going to want to take advantage of this during the fall. Fireplaces are a fantastic touch to any home, but you want to make sure that your fireplace looks well kept and clean. Fireplaces can be incredibly dangerous if they are not maintained, which is why you want to make sure that you schedule a chimney cleaning before you schedule any showings. Aside from that, clean out the fireplace of any ashes and old wood.
In the case that you have an electric fireplace, turn it on during showings! This is an amenity that so many buyers are looking for in their next home, so you definitely want to show it off.
Work with the RE/MAX Select Team
The team at RE/MAX Select have years of experience selling homes in Plymouth. Whether your house is currently on the market or you are getting ready to sell, we would love to help. Simply reach out to our office and a member of our team will get back to you. We can’t wait to help you find your next home.