Prepare to Sell Your Home This Fall
- posted 9.15.2015
- Courtney Lynch
- Real Estate Tips
Summer has come to an end, and before you know it, the leaves will be changing colors and temperatures will drop. If you want to sell your home this season, it's important you know how to best showcase your home to appeal to buyers.
Follow these tips to prepare for those fall buyers:
Be Seasonal in Your Landscaping
While it's still warm outside, arrange to have professional landscapers come to your property and plant blooms that are especially colorful in the fall. HGTV indicated there are a number of options you can choose from. Some examples of these types of plants include:
- Garden Mums
- Russian Sage
- Blue Star Amsonia
You may also want to add a few potted plants inside your home to bring a little green inside. Giving your home some life despite the cooler weather can help interest more buyers.
Replace Your Roof
If your roof has seen better days and is due for a replacement, you'll want to ensure this gets done as soon as possible. With the approach of cooler weather, no one wants to fight a leaky roof that doesn't keep a home warm. According to Home Advisor, the average reported cost of a new roof is $6,562. However, sometimes it can cost as much as $12,000, the source noted.
In some instances you can get away with replacing individual shingles if your roof is still in relatively good shape.
Insulate the Attic
Fortunately, insulating some areas of your home doesn't have to be difficult. Use pre-cut sections or loose-fill insulation to add an extra layer of warmth to your home. Potential buyers will appreciate the lower energy bills sufficient insulation can offer.
A whole summer of the sun beating down on your home can lead to fading paint. Head to your local hardware store, pick up some supplies and spend a Saturday painting your exterior while the weather is still warm. This will help enhance the curb appeal and improve the current appearance of tired paint that's been battered by the hot sun all season long.
Take Advantage of Back-To-School Sales
If you want to invest in some new furniture to stage your home to sell, make sure you keep an eye out for sales right before all the kids go back to school. You can ensure your house is ready to impress fall buyers while also saving a little extra money.