How to Sell Your Home This Fall and Winter Portland Real Estate Podcast with Andy Green

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Fall and winter are great seasons for home sellers. There are a few things you need to do in order to have a successful sale this time of year, and we have our top tips for you today. Selling your home? Get a free Home Value Report   Buying a home? Search all homes for sale There is a myth out there claiming that homes don’t sell during the fall and winter, but they certainly do.   There is a bit of a slowdown in the market from spring and summer, but the buyers who are looking for homes this time of year tend to be highly motivated. You may get fewer showings during the winter, but homes still sell for really good prices.   Of course, selling during the fall and winter is a little different than selling in the spring or summer. That said, there are a few things you can do to help sell your home this time of year.   First of all, make sure that you have excellent curb appeal. When buyers drive past your home or look at photos online, it’s important that your property looks great. If you catch a dry day, make sure to mow the lawn and clean up leaves and debris. You can also decorate for fall by adding a few pumpkins and corn stalks. Remember, less is more; just select a few accent pieces that will look nice in the front yard. “ Remember, less is more! ”   The same holds true for holiday decorations—less is more. You can still decorate your house, but don’t bring out every decoration that you’ve ever owned. Go for a clean, minimalist look that will highlight the idea of house and home and really appeal to buyers.   Speaking of the hearth, make sure that your fireplace is in really good shape. Have a chimney sweep come over and clean everything up. If you have a glass cover that hasn’t been cleaned in awhile, oven cleaner may do the trick. Even if you don’t have a fire going, spend $5 on a bundle of logs and place them next to the fireplace to emphasize that sense of hearth and home.   Finally, use fall scents to your advantage. Everybody loves pumpkin spice this time of year. You could also throw some cinnamon sticks in a pot of warm water on the stove. Light some vanilla-scented candles. Again, don’t overdo it—less is more is the theme of the day!   If you have any other questions about preparing your home for the market this time of year, just give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!  

Fall and winter are great seasons for home sellers. There are a few things you need to do in order to have a successful sale this time of year, and we have our top tips for you today. Selling your home? Get a free Home Value Report   Buying a home? Search all homes for sale There is a myth out there claiming that homes don’t sell during the fall and winter, but they certainly do.   There is a bit of a slowdown in the market from spring and summer, but the buyers who are looking for homes this time of year tend to be highly motivated. You may get fewer showings during the winter, but homes still sell for really good prices.   Of course, selling during the fall and winter is a little different than selling in the spring or summer. That said, there are a few things you can do to help sell your home this time of year.   First of all, make sure that you have excellent curb appeal. When buyers drive past your home or look at photos online, it’s important that your property looks great. If you catch a dry day, make sure to mow the lawn and clean up leaves and debris. You can also decorate for fall by adding a few pumpkins and corn stalks. Remember, less is more; just select a few accent pieces that will look nice in the front yard. “ Remember, less is more! ”   The same holds true for holiday decorations—less is more. You can still decorate your house, but don’t bring out every decoration that you’ve ever owned. Go for a clean, minimalist look that will highlight the idea of house and home and really appeal to buyers.   Speaking of the hearth, make sure that your fireplace is in really good shape. Have a chimney sweep come over and clean everything up. If you have a glass cover that hasn’t been cleaned in awhile, oven cleaner may do the trick. Even if you don’t have a fire going, spend $5 on a bundle of logs and place them next to the fireplace to emphasize that sense of hearth and home.   Finally, use fall scents to your advantage. Everybody loves pumpkin spice this time of year. You could also throw some cinnamon sticks in a pot of warm water on the stove. Light some vanilla-scented candles. Again, don’t overdo it—less is more is the theme of the day!   If you have any other questions about preparing your home for the market this time of year, just give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!  

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