Prepare Your Property For An Autumn Sale With These 9 Tips
Although spring is widely perceived to be the season of real estate, the reality is that buyers and sellers are conducting real estate business all year round. Each season is undoubtedly different for real estate, however. For autumn, it’s all about upkeep and maintaining presentation – but there are some other things you can do to impress potential buyers that come through the doors. Today we’re divulging some of these preparation secrets from our best real estate agent in Williams Landing.
#1: Ensure your garden is looking tip-top
As a potential buyer, there is nothing worse than attending an open inspection and being faced with an overgrown, messy or patchy garden. On a subconscious level, this sets the tone for the rest of the property inspection. It’s important to make a great first impression, so take time to care for your garden. Planting a few new autumnal flowers is a good idea too.
#2: Clear away debris
The biggest hinderance you will face during autumn in terms of maintenance is the leaves. Not only can they be an eyesore, but they can even stain your driveway or block your gutters and outside drains. Regular maintenance (especially before the open inspection) is the only surefire way to prevent the leaves from piling up.
#3: Plate up some freshly baked autumnal treats
Nothing smells better than a batch of freshly baked goodies! Especially when they are sitting on the countertop and are offered to you as a take-home treat. From the perspective of your potential buyers, this seemingly simple act can make your property infinitely more memorable and nostalgic.
Try to aim for small snacks that can easily be held along with any pamphlets or brochures you’re giving out on the day. Stay away from common allergens like nuts and gluten. Offer your goodies at the end of the visit so as to keep the house nice and clean during the open inspection.
#4: Keep your windows looking sparkly
Windows can be easy to overlook. However, because you’ll want to let in as much natural light as possible for your autumn property sale, any marks will be visible to potential buyers (particularly on a subconscious level). Give all windows and screens a great clean before your open inspection to ensure they’re sparkly and ready to be viewed by the public.
#5: Create a warm atmosphere inside the home
This tip goes hand in hand with offering baked goods to your potential clients. The key to a successful open inspection is fostering a welcoming atmosphere throughout the house. You can do this in a few ways:
- Use warm or light colours for linens and accents (such as pillows and table centrepieces)
- Light a few mildly scented candles around the house
- Use throw rugs and texturally soft items to make your property seem more inviting.
#6: Keep the interior light and neutral
Sunlight can be scarce in autumn, so it’s important to allow as much natural light to flow into each room as you can. Keep all curtains and shutters open. If you have any dark walls in your house, consider repainting them to a lighter colour. This will make your property seem more spacious, brighter and more pleasant to walk through.
#7: Clean out your fireplace
Cobwebs and charcoal aren’t very aesthetically pleasing. A fireplace can be a very attractive selling point to potential buyers, so make sure it looks like an area of the house you’d like to curl up by. You should also test out your reverse-cycle air conditioner or your fireplace (particularly if it operates on gas) before your open inspection, to ensure everything is in working order.
#8: Fix up the little things
Make a list of all the small details that need polishing before the inspection. This can include anything from loose doorknobs to a cracked tile in the bathroom. Remember – your house may not be the only one your potential buyers have seen that day, so tiny details can be the difference between choosing your property over another one.
#9: Choose the best real estate agent in Williams Landing
Without the right real estate agent on board with your property sale, it can be difficult to achieve the results you may be hoping for – no matter which season you plan to sell.
When it comes to selecting the best real agent in Williams Landing, Red23 Real Estate is your first port of call. Not only do we have years of experience in the real estate industry, but we are passionate about the world of real estate. We are committed to going that extra mile for you – whether that’s reaching out to our network of industry connections or tapping into our leading industry resources.
To be matched to the best real estate agent in Williams Landing for your property sale, get in touch with us today by calling 03 8372 2122.