We love the Autumn.  The nights draw in, trees shed their leaves and the world takes on a far more wintery feel.  We also love it because, if you get it right, it can be the best time of year to sell your property.

During the summer months buyers are all about utilising your outside space and can be swayed from one property to another by a bigger, sunnier garden or a fabulous Bar-B-Q area.  As Autumn comes this all changes.  The weather becomes colder, wetter and buyers’ criteria changes.  Think more of log burners and amazing kitchens you can spend time cooking those warming meals in.

With this in mind, we thought it might be helpful to give you our top tips for selling your home this Autumn:

  • CLEAR AWAY THOSE FALLEN LEAVES – Sweep them away, even if they are on the street outside. A viewer who slips on wet leaves before they even reach your front door will be sure to be thinking negatively about your home before they even start the viewing!
  • TURN ON THE HEATING – Make sure your home feels warm and inviting. If you are at home for the viewings, light any fires and log burners to give viewers that cosy feeling
  • TURN ON THE LIGHTS – A property that is too dark is a major turn off for viewers. Make sure your home is well lit on those dark afternoons and evenings, use lamps to give that cosy relaxed feeling
  • GET THE GARDEN LOOKING TIDY – Although selling a home this time of year is more about the interior, buyers still want to see a tidy and useable garden area for warmer months; Make sure the garden is neat and tidy with some autumnal flowers and shrubs to give appeal
  • LIGHT A CANDLE – Candles not only look good but give off amazing seasonal aroma’s and create a cosy feel

We love giving advice to people who are contemplating a house move! If you are considering selling why not get in touch with your local Hair & Son office.