Selling a Home During The Fall

by c21commonweath_ldowling 17. October 2013 14:40

Fall can be a great time to sell a home in the Boston area.  The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and Massachusetts transforms itself into one of the most picturesque places in the US.  Potential buyers are happy to take in the landscape while on their house hunting tours, and we have some tips to ensure that your home catches their attention.

Embrace the Fall Palette

Decorating with fall colors will enhance your home’s curb appeal and play off the beauty of the outdoors.  A tasteful wreath can help draw people to your home, as can carefully arranged pumpkins and gourds on your front porch.  Increase your home’s charm by incorporating all the things that people love about fall.

Be Diligent about Grounds keeping

Of course, while fall foliage is great when it’s on the trees, eventually those beautiful leaves end up on your lawn and create a month’s worth of landscaping chores.   Spend some time each day keeping up after leaves, or hire a team to thoroughly rake and bag leaves on your lawn.  You want to show that your yard, like your home, is well cared for and maintained, and putting a little work into the yard each day will help sell the home.

Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is an entire holiday dedicated to having children and adults tour neighborhoods and see homes.  It’s a perfect opportunity for a house seller to expose their home to new potential buyers and increase promotion by word of mouth.  If you love Halloween, you can still decorate for the season, although lavish decorations, haunted houses, cobwebs, etc., should probably be avoided.  Make sure the entrance way to your house is clear. 

Clean Up After Trick or Treaters

An event like Halloween practically ensures that there will be some trash left on the streets, wayward candy bars or decorations blown far from home base.  As with leaves, be sure to clean up promptly, and take your decorations down on November 1st

While there are certain aspects of fall that make selling a home more burdensome (leaves, leaves, leaves), there is plenty of upside to showcasing your home in this season.  Your house may never seem more appealing than during this season familiar to all from films, postcards, Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.  We wish you the best of luck in selling your home in the Boston area this year!