My previous blog post was all about buying a home in late summer & how it can save you money, or at least alleviate some of the pressure buyers are feeling right now with bidding wars. But what about for those thinking of selling their home right now?

If you’re thinking of selling your home and aren’t in a rush to do so, preparing it for an early fall sale is a good bet. Odds are good that you’ll sell it for a higher price than if you’d done so in the late summer or waited until late fall to list. So with that in mind, what can you do to prepare your house for a fall sale?

Preparing Your House for a Fall Sale

First off, if you’re starting to prepare your house for a fall sale, take advantage of the nice summer weather! Good weather will allow you to do things like clean up the outside and make sure your property is in great shape. This includes things like mowing the lawn, weeding the gardens and making sure your plants get lots of water so that they look vibrant and healthy. Improving your landscaping or gardens will also help improve the curb appeal of your home which makes for a great first impression on buyers.

Deep cleaning the outside of your home is the perfect chore to do when the weather is nice. Clean your gutters and use a power washer to clean the exterior of your home, as well as any walkways & patios. Make sure you replace any broken windows & consider getting your roof re-shingled if it’s looking tired as well.

Removing any clutter from around your property is an obvious step to take when preparing your home for sale but consider taking this time to declutter the inside of your home too. By decluttering now, you’ll be able to start packing up things you aren’t using, like holiday decorations and larger pieces of furniture. The nice weather makes it a little easier to transport your things as well.

Another step you could take to get your house ready for sale this summer, is to create a welcoming entrance. Buy a welcome mat so that buyers really do feel welcome in your home. Consider repainting the front door to make it feel more inviting. This is also a good time to replace any damaged hardware, like doorknobs, doorbells or mail boxes that might be past their prime.

Are you thinking of selling this Fall? Let us know what sort of Advice you’re looking for to help prepare your home this summer!

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