Don’t get caught up in the myth that the fall season is a bad time of year to sell a home, because the truth is that there are many advantages to having your home on the market during the fall. Here are a few tips to help you sell your home faster during the fall season:
Embrace the Season
Help potential home buyers feel like they are at home from the moment they walk in the door. Everyone is enjoying the holiday season, and it will make them happy to see a few holiday decorations in your home. Don’t go overboard, because too many decorations can make the space look small and cramped. Instead, add a few select things to make the home feel a little more comfortable and festive.
Price it Right
The right price on your home will attract buyers, and you need to make sure that you aren’t listing the home with an unreasonably high price tag. By talking with a qualified Atlanta real estate agent and working with information from a home appraisal, you can choose the right price tag for your home and set yourself up for success.
Spruce Up the Yard
Some people let the yardwork go during the fall, even though they were good about keeping up with the work during the summer months. It is important that you maintain the curb appeal of your home, and a little bit of work outside can go a long way. Take a few hours to rake the leaves, pull the weeds, and clean up any leftover summer toys that might still be in the yard.
Be Flexible with Showing Times
In the summer months, you can push the showing times a little later in the day since there is more daylight. But, fall days start to get shorter, and you need to be able to accommodate showings when it is still light outside. Don’t be surprised if you see more showing requests in the late afternoon and fewer requests in the evenings. Make sure that you accommodate the showing times of buyers as much as possible.
Home Improvement Projects
For some reason, buyers tend to be more willing to work on the home during the spring and summer months than they are in the fall and winter. Take some time to be proactive with small home improvement projects and any necessary repairs, with the goal of making the home move-in ready when it sells. Fixing these small things can give your home a competitive advantage over others in the area. At Duffy Realty of Atlanta, we know about the effective strategies for each season of the year. We have experience with all types of real estate transactions, and we would love to help you sell your home as quickly as possible. Contact our experienced team for more information: (678) 318-1700