Home fall sales can be just as prolific as home sales during other seasons. But, homeowners who want to sell their homes during the fall season need to make sure that they are staging their homes correctly and presenting their homes in the best possible light. As the weather starts to turn cold and the leaves fall and the darkness starts to fall much earlier than in the summer there are some fall specific tasks that sellers should do if they want their homes to sell like:

Lawn Clean Up

selling edmonton homeIt’s always important to make sure that the lawn and garden area of a home look neat and well-presented when the home is being sold. But in the fall, it’s essential that the homeowners make sure that all the leaves that fall are raked up and disposed of. Dead branches should be removed from trees. Underbrush should be cleared out. And hedges and other foliage should be trimmed back so that it looks neat. The grass still needs to be cut and the lawn shouldn’t look dead or patchy. If there is a garden the plants in the garden should be ready for winter with proper insulation and pruning. Keeping up the outside lawn and garden areas are very important when selling Edmonton home during the fall.

Outdoor Lighting

Because the days are getting shorter and many homebuyers will be coming to check out the home after work when it will be dark putting in new outdoor lighting is very important. Homeowners should make sure that all the paths and walkways, as well as the driveway, are well lit. Solar powered lights on stakes along paths are an inexpensive way to upgrade the outdoor lighting. Motion activated floodlights on the garage and outside the front door are also a good way to add better lighting. White outdoor lights on bushes and in trees that can be used as holiday lighting is also an acceptable way to light up the outside of the house so that it looks warm and inviting during the chilly fall weather.

Get Outdoor Fixtures Working

Because it will be dark and lighting will be needed any problems with outdoor fixtures should be addressed by the homeowner. Outdoor electrical sockets should be checked and fixed if necessary. Outdoor lighting fixtures should be replaced if necessary with pretty decorative fixtures that will make the home look more cheerful as well as providing necessary light. And it’s a good idea to check the electrical sockets and the lighting in the garage too since the potential buyers will want to check out the garage and it will probably be dark when they do. An electrical overhaul of all the outdoor lights and sockets is a smart thing for homeowners to do to increase the chances of selling their home quickly.

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Listing information last updated on December 2nd, 2023 at 12:31am CST.