Monday, September 30, 2013

Sell Your Lexington Home This Fall With These 5 Tips!

As you know, fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in Lexington MA!  Visitors find their way to our town to experience the rich history and beauty.  It comes as no surprise then, that buyers will also want to move to Lexington for the same reasons! 

If you’re considering selling your Lexington home this fall, you may be concerned about the activity on the Lexington Real Estate market.   And, while it’s not the busy spring or summer season, selling your home this time of year is not impossible!  In fact, buyers who search for a home during the fall are typically more serious about finding a home and settling in before the holiday season hits.

So, as you begin thinking through selling your home this fall, you may be wondering what you can do to help your home stand out from the competition.  Below are five great tips you won’t want to miss!

1. Create Beautiful Fall Curb Appeal- As we get more into the fall season, lawns and trees can begin to look drab.  Summer flowers are long gone and creating an eye catching home from the curb can be more of a challenge.  To make a solid first impression, be sure to keep leaves raked and debris off the driveway and sidewalk.  You’ll want to add a simple fall wreath and maybe a few pots with brightly colored mums to your front porch.  Also, don’t neglect your home.  Any siding or paint issues will be more easily seen with less foliage, so be sure to power wash or touch up paint before you begin showing your Lexington home

2. Don’t Overdo It- It can be easy to want to over decorate your home with fall themed decorations.  However, if a buyer walks into your home and can only see pumpkins, gords, and other harvest decor; it will immediately take away from the focus on your home.  Adding a few simple touches here and there will be enough to enhance your space without overpowering it.

3. Make Comfort a High Priority- As the days get cooler and drearier, you want people to feel instantly cozy when they come into your home.  Keep the thermostat at a comfortable temperature, put out a few unlit fall scented candles, and have a fire in your fireplace.  Continue to help buyers envision themselves enjoying cool fall days by having a cozy throw on your couch and even a table with hot chocolate, cider and fall treats.  This will help your home stand out in a buyers mind as you appeal to all their senses!

4. Lighten Up Your Home- With the sun setting earlier, you’ll want to showcase your home in the best light.  If you host open houses earlier in the day, be sure to have curtains open to let in the natural light and keep your home feeling bright and airy.  If you’re showing your home in the later afternoon or evening, you’ll want to have warm light bulbs in every lamp and have as many lights on as possible.  A dark home can feel dreary and buyers will have a hard time seeing all the great features of your home. 

5. Don’t Stop on the First Floor- As you create a warm and welcoming environment in your home this fall, don’t forget to carry that feeling throughout your entire home.  Make sure bedrooms look fresh and clean by switching out an old comforter for a new fall one,  or add a few accent pillows to enhance the feeling of your bedroom being pulled together.  Each room throughout the home should be clean, free from clutter and feel as welcoming as possible. 

As a Lexington Real Estate agent, I want to help you prepare for home selling success!  Hopefully these tips will inspire you to create an environment in your home that buyers can’t refuse.

If you’re ready to get started with the home selling process, or if you’d like to meet up to talk more about getting your home sold; please feel free to contact me today!

Theresa D'Antuono

1 comment:

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