Selling Real Estate in the Fall

When it comes to selling your house, the seasons absolutely matter.  As fall and winter start to come into play, you have to consider the shorter days and cooler weather.  When listing your home in these months, try to make sure that you use photos from the spring or summer time.  Pictures from this period shows potential buyers how the property will look like in other seasons, plus foliage and trees without leaves around the home isn’t as eye catching as those in full bloom.  Maintaining your property is also important. Leaf removal and keeping up on yard work will boost your property’s curb appeal.

Preventive maintenance is also important for the colder months as well.  Make sure the water boiler and heating systems are functioning properly before you have a house showing. Another thing to keep in mind this time of year is lighting.  The days become shorter and trying to sell a dark house can be difficult.  Having adequate lighting throughout your home is beneficial in all aspects.  Too much seasonal décor can be a turnoff for buyers as well.  The fall and winter are primetime for holiday decorations, so it is recommended to avoid distracting decorations or religious themes while listing during this time of the year.

Flexibility is huge. The school year is a busy time for parents which can throw off potential meetings. The more flexible you are, the more likely you have many potential buyers seeing your home while it is on the market.  A trusted real estate attorney can assist you in the process of buying or selling.  If you’re trying to list or buy your first home, feel free to contact our office today and we would be more than happy to help you with the process.