Joscelyne Chase

Selling for the Autumn

Thinking of selling your home? Autumn can be an excellent time to do so! There is still the opportunity to be in your new home by Christmas, and as we say good bye to the brighter, warmer day’s, autumn provides the opportunity to provide a warm, cosy and inviting atmosphere to make your viewers feel at home.

Kerb appeal

It all starts with appearance; you never get a 2nd chance to make a first impression! It is vital that the entrance to your home makes potential buyers ant to view what else is on offer. Sweep paths, clean up leaves, keep hedges trimmed and grass areas maintained, provide the front door with a fresh lick of paint if in need. There are also some great autumn flowers that bloom for long periods if you have boarders or hanging baskets in need of new vegetation.

Lighting

The right lighting fixture or the correct amount of light can transform a home and make it more desirable to a potential buyerThink about the different kinds of lighting to use in each room, ambient lighting to provide a glow to a room, aesthetic lighting and Natural lighting. The more Natural light in the room the better, make sure you open blinds and curtains and even clean the windows to make sure you are getting as much natural light flood your home as possible.

Viewings

Try and encourage potential buyers to view your property as early as possible to take advantage of the Natural daylight, if you have instructed an agent to carry out viewings make sure they are aware of when you would prefer the viewings to take place.

Creating a cosy, inviting atmosphere

Make sure the temperature of each room is optimal. If the property feels chilly turning the heating on 30 minutes before a viewing is a good idea.          Decorate rooms with the outside fill vases and create table settings with autumn foliage and decorations such as tree branches, acorns, conkers, pine cones and crab apples. In regards to flowers at this time of year Rich reds, fiery oranges and beautiful yellows mixed with brown, gold, green and amber colours are the most popular combinations. Other ways to decorate your home can be to incorporate sessional foods such as pumpkins and figs in to the displays. Light log burners and open fires and Stack logs close by for decoration. 

 

Remember, whatever time of year you are selling your property, buying a property is an emotional process so it is important your viewers feel at home!