3 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Sunday, November 15th, 2015 at 6:36pm.

Fall is officially upon us this week, and that means weve entered a new phase of home selling. The summer boom is officially over, but that doesnt mean your home couldnt sell before the snow flies. Here are just a few tips to help you in your fall home selling. Theyre fairly simple and cost effective, but they could help your home move just a little faster.

1. Clean Up the Yard

Fall is so named because temperatures and leaves fall during the season. That may not be entirely true, but the overabundance of leaves on the ground make for a compelling argument. But those leaves also make your home look unkempt, and could potentially end a sale before it even begins. When youre selling a home in the fall, yard upkeep is extremely important and should be done on a regular basis, daily if need be. Sweep up the leaves and bag them away whenever you can and your homes curb appeal will go shoot up without you spending a dime.

2. Clean Out the AC and Furnace

Fall temperatures can be frustratingly variable. It can be quite hot one day and then very cool the next. Mornings can be frigid while late afternoons can leave you sweating. With all the temperature variances, its important your home has the heating and cooling systems working at their best. Give both systems a thorough cleaning before putting your home on the market. It can help with any noises, clears out allergens that give a potential buyer the sniffles, and itll help clear out any stale or smelly air thats been trapped in the furnace or AC.

3. Keep Things Bright

One of the first things people notice with the coming of fall is the shorter days, which is especially true here in Edmonton. As many people will be coming to you in the evenings, its important your home is well-lit to show it off. Replace any burnt bulbs and use bright lights that give rooms some colour and shine. It helps make your home look more comfortable and lets people forget that winter is indeed coming.

Autumn brings with it many things, from beautiful leaves to shorter days, and every single one of those things can affect the sale of your home. So if your planning on selling your home this fall, be sure to follow this advice. Brightening things up, keeping the yard clean, and cleaning out your AC and furnace are all relatively simple and inexpensive things to do. But they could be the difference between a sale and another while on the market.

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