Fourth quarter is almost here. Finish the year strong with these selling tips.
Just like that, summer is over and we’re already heading into the last quarter of 2016. When it comes to buying and selling a home, the final months of the year tend to be slower but also present some unique advantages in the marketplace (think less competition and highly-motivated buyers). If you’re considering selling, here are some tips to help you get ready for the fall and winter.
- Boost your curb appeal – First impressions are crucial in the real estate world. Enhance your home’s exterior by raking the leaves (or shoveling snow) and taking care of any necessary improvement projects like roof maintenance, window replacements, painting and landscaping.
- Highlight comfort – Homes show well during the fall and winter when they look warm and homey. Stage your home to look as cozy and inviting as possible, whether that means adding throw pillows and blankets to the furniture or playing up the fireplace. Remember to keep seasonal décor tasteful and simple (i.e. don’t go overboard with spooky Halloween decorations or holiday lights!)
- Bring the light – With the days getting shorter, it’s important to open the curtains and blinds and turn on the lights to both brighten your home and emphasize its best features.
- Take photos now – Great photography is a must in today’s competitive marketplace. So if you’re planning on listing your home anytime between now and next May, you should take photos now while the landscape is still green and leafy.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016BY LYNETTE LEWIS
WRITTEN BY LYNETTE LEWIS
Digital Marketing Manager, @properties