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Great Tips to Selling a Manhattan Home in Autumn

Fall is the second peak season for real estate business, with spring being the first. Autumn can be an attractive time to put your home on the real estate market because there is a demand from those looking to purchase before winter. If you’re hoping to sell your house or buy another in the next few months, Manhattan Real Estate is happy to assist you.

Potential buyers like retirees or millennials who aren’t worried about moving after the school year has started are willing to compete for fewer homes on the market. An added benefit to selling in the fall is a faster sale. Buyers want to close before the holiday season arrives.

Following are some tips that will make your home more attractive during the autumn months.

1. Clean It Up

Take the extra time to improve how your home looks. Eliminate clutter and safety hazards that can blow in with the wind at this time of year.

– Clear all leaves and debris from your yard, walkways and gutters.
– Mow and edge both your front and rear lawns so they look neat.
– Trim trees and shrubs around your home.
– Provide a welcoming doormat at your entrance so visitors can wipe their feet in case it rains.
– Wash decks and have windows cleaned until they sparkle.
– Be sure your entryway and the home in general is free from knick-knacks, bicycles and toys that can make your home appear cluttered.

2. Autumn Curb Appeal

If your home’s exterior looks drab, you may want to consider painting it a warm color, planting Autumn flowers, or placing pumpkins strategically along your walkup to accent your home with color. Potential buyers will make an instant judgment when they see your home, and first impressions are powerful. Don’t be too enthusiastic with fall decorations. You don’t want to detract from the home itself. Make sure the paths and entryway are well lit for your nighttime showings.

3. Make Your Home Feel Cozy

Warm up your home with a fresh coat of paint and set the thermostat at a comfortable temperature. Keep the porch lights on as the days get shorter.

During the day, open blinds and curtains so plenty of light illuminates the home’s interior. Use color like red, orange or golden yellow pillows to breathe new life into dull sofa or highlight a certain area of the home with a fall centerpiece.

Well-chosen embellishments can give potential buyers the impression you’ve paid attention to the smaller details of the home. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with trying to sweeten the deal with the comforting aroma of a just-baked apple pie or banana bread to leave a lasting impression.