While signs are showing that rising inflation and interest rates might slow the demand for housing, some experts say selling this fall rather than waiting could be a smart move. However, before you put your home on the market, ensure it is in good condition to attract buyers and get a good price. Use these five tips to help sell your home this fall:
1. Clean Your Home Exterior
Use a pressure washer to clean your sidewalk, entranceway and driveway. Check the manufacturer’s recommendation before using a pressure washer on your siding. Clean vinyl siding with a soft cloth or long-handled soft bristle brush. Don’t forget to clean your windows inside and out for a clear view of the outdoors.
2. Add Curb Appeal
Make a positive first impression with a beautiful, well-kept home exterior and an inviting entrance. Welcome potential buyers into your home with a new or freshly painted front door. Upgrade your entrance lighting and ensure your house number is visible. Add detail with seasonal front porch planters and a new doormat.
Tidy your front yard, remove leaves and debris from the front lawn and re-mulch flowerbeds. Replace your dated garage door for a quick and easy upgrade with a 93.3% return on investment (ROI).
3. Repair and Replace
To receive the best offer on your home, make it move-in ready. Repair or replace damaged siding before putting your home on the market. Check for signs your windows need to be replaced. Notably, replacement vinyl windows can increase the value of your home with a 67.5% ROI.
4. Declutter the Interior
Adopt the mindset of a home stager that “less is more.” Remember that the fewer items in a room, the bigger it will feel. Consider positioning furniture around windows to let in as much light as possible. Tidy your home’s interior to allow potential buyers to view the living areas clearly and imagine themselves as the homeowner.