selling your home in the fallSpring and summer may be the most common time to sell a home, but selling your home in the fall can be just as successful. Fall home sales in Massachusetts hit an eight year high, so if you are considering selling your home, now is the time to do it. The holidays are fast approaching and we know how hectic that time of year can be so take advantage of the time now.

The following are some helpful tips to help you prepare for selling your home in the fall:

  •  Hire a professional landscaping company. They will not only clean up all of the leaves and pine needles in your yard, your flower beds will be cleared out and sticks and debris will be picked up.
  • Don’t be afraid to add some fall decorations. Pumpkins, gourds, and fall flowers such as mums will give your home some charm and character after the summer plantings are gone.
  • Take in any summer patio furniture and if you own a pool, close it for the season. Showing that you take pride in caring for your home will be immediately noticed.
  • Clear all childrens’ toys out of the yard and driveway.
  • Clean out your gutters.
  • If any touch-up paint jobs need to be done to the exterior trim work, window sills, or doors; now is the time to do it before it gets too cold.
  • De-clutter. Put away summer wardrobes, re-organize closets, tidy up the kids’ rooms and get rid of any toys that aren’t being used.
  • Clean out the garage. Not only will this be appealing to potential buyers, it will help you to get organized before you move into your new home.
  • Speak with an experienced real estate broker. He or she will help you to get a feel of where the market is at and what your competition is. A good realtor will be able to help sell your home quickly.

Selling your home in the fall doesn’t need to be difficult. Taking the proper steps to prepare your home for potential buyers can help make it a swift and pleasant experience.

If you are considering selling your home this fall, please contact me at: 508-660-8888 or visit us on the web: www.attorneyjimbrady.com. I work with some of the best real estate agents and mortgage lenders in the area.