While many people believe spring remains the optimal time of year to sell your home, you don’t have to wait for the new year to sell your home. If you are keen to sell your house before the turn of the year, you’ll find autumn is as good a time as any. If you want to know how to sell your Forest Hill home this autumn, we have tips and advice for you.
Focus on lighting
There are a couple of things to bear in mind with light when selling your home this autumn. With fewer daylight hours in autumn, you need to be flexible when arranging viewings. If you can make yourself available at weekends, or during the working week, to meet viewers in the daytime, you allow prospective buyers to view your home in the best light, if you pardon the pun.
Also, think about the light in and around your home. During the day, you want to allow as much natural light to flood into your home as you can. Try to clear areas around windows to make rooms seem brighter and more spacious.
When it comes to lighting, consider the purpose of each room. It is best to create a mood that suits the room and helps to make people feel at home. In the living room and bedrooms, a cosy atmosphere is suitable, so smaller or less powerful place lights around the room. In the kitchen or bathrooms, you want more light coverage, so up the coverage and turn up the wattage.
Add an autumnal flair
While you don’t want to chase trends when creating a styled home when selling, you should add some seasonal touches. Autumn styles are homely and welcoming, so they are ideal when you present a home for a buyer.
A few dashes of red, brown and gold in your living room or hall helps to create a perfect setting that entices buyers as soon as they enter your home.
Try to keep your garden clean
Autumnal colours are lovely when there are leaves on trees, but the colours are less welcoming when the leaves are on the ground. Slippery leaves are messy, but they also pose a risk. Make sure all paths and driveways are cleared of leaves and do your best with any garden area. It is challenging to remove leaves from your garden in autumn or winter, so some leeway is available, but you must create a safe pathway for guests.
You should also review drains and guttering, and if required, clear them. Clear gutters and drains create a better aesthetic for your property, but it also minimises the risk of flooding.
At Hunters Forest Hill, we know selling your home is hard, but we are here to assist you in the process. If you aim to buy, sell, let your home or rent property, we are active in New Cross, Peckham, Dulwich and Brockley, in addition to Forest Hill, so get in touch with one of the top three agents in London, and we will be happy to assist you.