Selling Your Home In The Fall – What Do You Need To Do?

By: Thomas Cook

Selling Your Home In The Fall – What Do You Need To Do?

Fall is easily one of the most beautiful times of year in Toronto, but the season can pose a few challenges for home sellers who want to list their home. One of the most important things to consider when listing your home for sale in the fall is curb appeal.

Curb appeal is the first impression your home makes based on appearance alone from the exterior from the buyer’s perspective. A poor first impression is something many buyers just can’t shake, so make sure it’s love at first sight with these fall curb appeal tips!
 
Stay on top of leaves – not raking your leaves can make your yard look messy, and that really hampers curb appeal. Stay on top of regular raking or hire a landscaping company to do it for you.
 
Add colour – one problem with the fall landscape is that almost everything aside from the trees has lost its colour. Plants are gearing up for the winter and what was once a vibrant summer garden is now grey and dead-looking. Luckily, most grocery stores and garden centres have a selection of fall planters ready to put a bit of life back in your garden and walkways in time for the fall.
 
Keep decorations to a minimum – Don’t give in to the temptation to get extra festive with holiday decorations (there’s always next year!). A simple fall wreath can add plenty of seasonal character to a home, while bolder decorations can turn off some buyers.
 
Before you’re ready to list your home it’s also worthwhile to take a good long look at your home from the end of your driveway and see if you notice anything unsightly that can be taken care of relatively cheaply and quickly, like clogged eavestroghing or chipping paint.
 
Happy selling!