Prepare Your Property for an Autumn Sale
March 26, 2021
Timing the sale of your property can make all the difference.
Often people believe that the warmer months are the best time to sell, but all seasons have their advantages.
Is autumn a good time to sell?
All seasons have their benefits but Autumn is a great time to sell. Everyone has settled into the year, kids are back to school and buyers are continuing to make their move to the Gold Coast from our southern states due to previous covid restrictions, boosting market confidence more then ever.
Tips for selling your house:
1. Make your property stand out
This is important no matter what time of year you are selling. Many buyers will do a drive by of a property before arranging an inspection. First impressions are everything so ensure the property is well presented, lawns are mowed, leaves are raked and gardens are tidy.
Some other simple jobs to help:
Pressure wash any footpaths, concrete or tiles at the front of your property
Clean any windows, doors walls etc that need it
De-clutter your house, in many cases less is more
2. Clear your gutters
If you are surrounded by trees make sure your gutters aren't overflowing. Buyers do not want to see a roof line overflowing as it gives the impression the home is uncared-for.
3. Check your roof
Cleaning your roof can be dangerous. It would be in your best interest to check and see if you had any broken or cracked tiles prior to any pre-settlement inspections as this is one thing that would be brought up in the building and pest stage of the contract if not attended to before hand.
4. Tidy up the garden
Dead plants and lawns can often have a negative impact on first impressions. Ensure that you are watering your lawns and garden regularly and keeping them tidy. Buying plants and mulch can be relatively inexpensive but make a huge impact on your garden.
5. Check heating and cooling
The Gold Coast's weather can vary each day. Making sure the property is comfortable to be in on inspection day can go a long way with buyers. If it's hot, put your A/C units on in the areas where need be. Open windows if the property is stuffy, use your ceiling fan if need be.
For general practice whether it is hot or cold it's always a good idea to make sure all lights are working in your house even if it is a sunny day. On inspection day agents will generally want to turn all the lights on in the house so it appears bright and welcoming.
7. Bring the season indoors
Autumn is a favorite season for many, so embrace the season and add subtle reminders of autumn around your home to make it seem more inviting. If your home has a fireplace, having a low burning fire during the open home can help to create an inviting autumn atmosphere. Potential buyers will envisage themselves lounging by the fire after a long day.
Consider adding a small decorative bowl of branches, berries or even mini pumpkins around the living room as it can give a fresh and subtle indoor autumn experience. Styling your dining room table with small vases of autumn coloured flowers can help create the right ambience. Add some cozy accessories such as chunky throws, some warm toned cushions in heavier wintery material and scented candles. These touches will all help make your room and home feel more inviting and in theme with the season.
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