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Top 5 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

Posted By: Rachel Kavanagh

August 29, 2019

Top 5 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall – Summer is ending and fall is just around the corner. Families have returned from summer vacations, kids are going back to school and the second busiest time in the real estate calendar is about to begin.

Although some sellers might think it may be better to sell their property during the spring, the fall does have its benefits. Often buyers during the fall market are more serious, as most want to purchase a home before the holiday season or bad weather hits.

Here are some tips to get your home sold during the fall season.

  1. Create Autumn Curb Appeal

Dress up the front of your home with Autumn flowers. The most popular are chrysanthemums (or mums), as they bloom for a long time. Marigolds are another idea for fall. Both mums and marigolds are available in a multitude of colours and add wonderful colour to any home. Using large urns to accentuate the flowers allows you to place them wherever they are needed.

  1. Utilize Autumn Accent Colours

Not only can autumn colours accent the exterior of the home, but you can use those same autumn colours for the interior. Accessorize a couch with bright red, orange and/or golden yellow pillows. Toss a quilt or autumn-coloured throw over a chair. After you’ve cleared away the clutter and depersonalized each room, bring a few autumn hues to each room by placing bold-coloured accent pieces in odd groupings such as 3’s and 5’s. Create an autumn centrepiece for the dining room table by arranging pine cones and nuts around orange candles.

  1. Turn on the Lights Everywhere

As the days get shorter, the sun will begin to set lower in the horizon casting wider shadows. Ensure that the drapes have been pulled back, the blinds and shutters have been opened for every window. Turn on every light in the house and for rooms with only a few windows look to add accent lighting for those dark corners.

  1. Cleaning (Exterior and Interior)

Even though your flowers may be still in bloom it is important to do a landscape refresh. Cut back branches, add fresh mulch, mow the lawn and rake the leaves. Make sure that the walkway is always clear of dirt and debris. By taking care of the exterior of your home, potential buyers will know that you take care of the interior as well.

Inside, make sure you replace the air filter on the furnace to keep the house free of dust. If you have a chimney have it professionally cleaned as buyers who enjoy a wood-burning fireplace will want to know it is in working order.

  1. Prepare Autumn Scents & Edibles

Set the mood for your visitors by baking a fresh apple pie or simmer some hot apple cider on the stove. Put a tray out of cinnamon sticks with a few cloves or perhaps fill a bowl with crisp red apples.

Top 5 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall written by Benczik Team Realty

For more information on your home, visit our website and get a free home evaluation to ensure you get the best seller’s service! With experience around Markham, Stouffville, Unionville, and all of York Region, Benczik Team Realty works to serve you in the best way possible! Act now, and don’t miss out on this ever-growing market.


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