Fall is just around the corner: leaves explode in vibrant colours while sale signs pop up in the yard. You guessed it. The fall real estate market has begun and you will probably be happy to know that home selling in autumn is one of the best times in the year to sell your property. Here are my 5 best tips to prep your yard to help you sell your home this season.
Clean Up the Yard
Chances are you will probably have a lot of dead leaves and debris in your lawn. They can form a soggy, decaying mat exposing your lawn to mold and disease so make sure to keep them out of your lawn. Heavy and wet foliage will probably suffocate your lawn. Consider fertilizing your lawn in autumn.
This will give it the nutriments it needs to grow stronger roots so your yard will look even better the next season. Fresh cut grass is always a plus when selling a home. Once the season starts closing, gradually keep lowering the blade for a shorter lawn. This will allow more sunlight to get to the roots and keep it healthier during the cold season.
Prune Shrubs and Trees
Do you know what else attracts buyers? Natural light! Trim overgrown or dead trees. Cut bushes and tree limbs will not only showcase the exterior of your home, it will bring much more sunlight into your interior. This will definitely attract the buyers.
Upgrade Your Curb Appeal
Some flowers such as chrysanthemums bloom for a long time and are perfect for fall. Yellow flowers are actually very popular among potential buyers. Accent the exterior with home with pumpkins or squash for a pop of colour.
Do not forget to keep watering your plants as they are still thirsty. Consider to plant your favourite fall bulbs as your future buyers will probably enjoy them early in the spring.
What about the swimming pool?
If you have a pool, it is very important to keep it open and clean for as long as you can. In the eyes of a buyer, a closed or covered pool brings a lot of questions and worries. It may seem as if the pool is not in a working condition and may scare away your potential buyer. Make your pool look bright and safe for best-selling results.
‘’It’s the little things that count the most’’ - this saying is especially true when trying to sell your home. Things as simple as fixing a crooked fence post, a crack in your wooden deck, raking the leaves, keeping your pool open, cutting some dead trees or planting some new flowers in front of your house can have a huge impact on your selling point. Do not underestimate the power of a small and easy fix!