Tips to Sell Your Property in Autumn

Selling an investment property in autumn

Tips to Sell Your Property in Autumn

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Mirren Property Investment

Traditionally, the so-called best time to put your property on the market is during the spring, from September to November. However, you can’t always base the best time to sell on seasons or time of year. Autumn can also be a great time to sell your home or investment property because:

There is less competition in the market, so your property has an advantage.
There are more chances to get the best sale price for your property because fewer properties in the market drive buyer competition.

With the Christmas and holiday frenzy finished, the return to a normal pace of life can signal buyers to make big life decisions- including buying a property.

Weather and temperature is relatively cooler and more stable in autumn, making it more comfortable for buyers when viewing houses.

Here are some tips you can keep in mind if you decide to sell your property in autumn:

Clear and check gutters and drainage
Gutters filled with leaves and other debris can show that the house is not being maintained well. It’s a good idea to clear them before any viewing and to have the drainage checked, so it doesn’t pose any issues or problems in the future.

Create a good first impression with autumn curb appeal
Your home isn’t the only thing you’re selling; the land it’s on is part of it. You can bump your curb appeal by:

Clean the path at the front of the property with a high-pressure hose
Repair any damages on your fence and give it a new coat of paint
Keep your windows squeaky clean and check for any damages that need to be repaired

Window boxes can be added to brighten the exterior of your home or property with flowering autumn plants.

Summer can dry out your lawn and make it worse for wear. Water your lawn, rake any dead leaves, trim bushes, and replace dying plants with new, flowering ones that will thrive in the autumn weather.

Set the mood with good lighting
Autumn is the season with shorter days, so you will rely on your property’s lighting to showcase its features. Good inside lights that are warm and mellow instead of bright and stark create a warm, cozy, and inviting ambience.

During inspections, let in what natural light you can and keep your house feeling open by opening blinds, curtains, and shutters.

If viewings are held during twilight or after dark, it’s best to turn on all the lights inside the house.

Check heating systems
The weather is getting cooler, so it’s advisable to check your HVAC systems. That includes your furnace filter and your fireplace if your property has one.

Ensuring that everything functions properly will prevent any surprises that may pop up if you decide to test the HVAC right before viewing or inspection.

Bring the autumn season inside.
Accessorise furniture and decorations with autumn colours and themes. Red, yellow, and some gold pops of colour can capture the attention of potential buyers and make your space feel warmer and homier.

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