4 Tips for Selling Your Jersey Shore Home this Fall!
by Shawn Clayton
on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 11:30am.
Believe it or not aside from the Spring, the Fall can be one of the best times of the year to sell your home. This is the time of year when summer vacations are over, and there is a good amount of time until the next holiday is set to arrive. This means that there are plenty of home buyers at home, living in some degree of normalcy.
With that in mind, here are a few tips to help get your Mantoloking home in tip-top selling shape this coming fall. We’ll help you get an edge on the competition, so your home sells fast!
Keep It Clean
This one may seem like a no brainer but keeping your home’s interior and exterior clean and neat will never be more important. Make sure you rake up those leaves and any fallen tree branches, as well as trimming back overgrown bushes and vines. Curb appeal is always important, and that’s no different in the fall.
Aside from the yard, take the time to thoroughly clean your windows. They tend to get dusty and filmy after the gusts of wind and summer rainfalls. Not only does this simply look neater in your luxury or waterfront home, it also allows for a maximum amount of that dimmer and inconsistent autumn sunshine to enter your home.
Check that HVAC System
A regular check should be on your maintenance itinerary anyway, especially if you’re planning on selling in the autumn. A quick inspection can be beneficial before you turn up the heat; it’s something a home inspector will look at anyway.
Autumn weather often forces you to close up your home, and a musty smell emanating from the HVAC system is a definite turn off. It’s recommended you get a full inspection, but at the very least swap out the filters.
Leave The Lights On
Let your home’s best attributes shine in their full brilliance. As autumn approaches, the days get shorter and the light also dims a little more each day unfortunately. To ensure potential home buyers gain a full appreciation of your home, make sure the lights are on.
Go through your home and ensure there aren’t any dim, or burnt out bulbs. If there is a dim corner, consider investing in a floor lamp, or higher watt bulbs.
Stage For The Season
Everybody loves autumn. It’s the season of cozy comfort and that’s the feeling you want your home to exude. On the outside, choose some potted plants that feature the flowers and colors of the season. You can even go as far as placing quintessential fall vegetables like squash and pumpkin on display.
This kind of staging goes double for the interior. Go for warm fall colors in the fine details of the home – comfy woven throw blankets of orange and brown and inviting, overstuffed pillows. Beef up the ambiance even more by doing some fall baking, allowing the scent of freshly baked cookies, pumpkin muffins or warm apple cider to fill the air.
These are some great tips for getting your home primed to sell in the fall, but to ensure a quick sale it pays to contact a home selling professional. Take a moment to contact Shawn Clayton online or at 732-295-2222 for proven Jersey Shore real estate experience.