Demand for homes in Bergen County is highest in the Summer, but the Fall is still an excellent time to sell your home. Fall is only second to Summer in terms of activity on the real estate market. With the mild weather we've been experiencing in New Jersey, the autumn real estate season is longer than it once was; you can still stage a home beautifully in the Fall. There is no need to wait until the Spring to sell your home, now can still be a perfect time, especially with the surrounding scenery. Here are some tips for selling your home in the Fall.
Get Your Outdoor Space in Shape
You've probably spent a lot of time in the Spring and Summer, making your home's lawn lush and beautiful, now isn't the time to neglect it. Summer can cause some wear and tear if you've got kids and pets, so try to fix any detractions from your yard. Remove any weeds from your driveways and walkways and sweep the areas afterward to ensure they're neat looking. Give a touch up to any of your bushes or shrubbery. Supplement your flowerbed or garden with some seasonal options like Verbena or Asters. There is no need to build some kind of complicated outdoor space; you want the space to be neat looking and maintained most of all. Make sure that any lighting or other fixtures are operational, while they aren't deal-breakers, they leave potential buyers with a negative impression. Focus on curb appeal to make a strong first impression with buyers.
Make Your Home Move-In Ready
When buying in the Fall, people won't want to undertake repairs and tons of projects during the Winter, especially exterior projects. Remember that colder weather is coming, ensure that the home's heating system is functioning properly, and any faulty windows or doors are diligently repaired. People moving at this time imagine themselves spending a lot of time indoors during the Winter, so make sure the home feels cozy and comfortable. Make sure that all of the fixtures in bathrooms are operational and give everything a deep clean. Stay on top of falling leaves, removing them from your roof and gutters. Details matter, and they will play especially noticeable when potential buyers are mostly focused on the home's interior. Some paint updates and quick fixes can affordably and substantially improve your home.
Illuminate Your Home and Create a Vibe
If your home has plentiful windows, you probably get tons of natural light during Summer, but you can't always count on natural light during the Fall. You want to show clearly that the home can be well-lit without always relying on the sun. Make sure you have high-quality lighting, and it's turned on prior to any tours. You want your home to be inviting. Warming candles and some seasonal fruit can help put your home over the top with some style.