Considering selling your home this fall? While the busiest real estate season is coming to an end, there are still plenty of buyers looking to settle into a new home before the holidays. Check out these 5 tips to make sure your house is prepared to attract the ideal buyer this fall.

And as always, we are here to help you prepare your home for sale and provide expert guidance every step of the way. Don't hesitate to reach out to learn more!

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1. Clean up the exterior

Keep up with exterior maintenance and yard work while your home is on the market. One of the fastest ways to bring down your curb appeal is to leave the front yard full of leaves and twigs, making it look like you haven't done your part to care for the property.

Make sure you are keeping the garden beds tidy, raking leaves and debris from the yard, and keeping some fresh mums or other season flowers blooming out front for a great first impression. You'll also want to clean the gutters, weed flower beds, aerate the lawn, and trim any overgrown shrubs or trees.

2. Schedule cleanings and inspections

Serious buyers will want to see a home that has clearly been well-maintained. During the fall, there is some seasonal maintenance that should be dealt with, helping your home shine during a home inspection.

Before listing, schedule:

  • A fireplace and chimney cleaning
  • An HVAC tuneup
  • A gutter cleaning

3. Embrace the subtle seasonal decor

Help your home put its best foot forward by adding some subtle seasonal touches. A few ideas for this include:

  • Simmering a pot of apples, oranges, and cinnamon sticks before any open houses or showings to provide a pleasant aroma
  • Place a few pumpkins and a seasonal welcome mat at the front door
  • Use cozy, textured throw blankets and pillows to make the living room inviting

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4. Prepare for showings

Preparing your home for stagings involves a combination of decluttering, cleaning, and staging. Start by decluttering your home to avoid looking like the house offers insufficient storage or has been poorly maintained. Pack away any personal items that can be stored somewhere else. clear counters and surfaces, and make sure closets and cabinets are not overstuffed.

Next, make sure the home has a good deep cleaning done before listing, and then keep up with it before each show. A clean home is one of the most underrated selling points for many buyers. You may even want to consider hiring a housekeeper for the period of time that your house is on the market.

Finally, take the time to stage the home. This does not have to include a full redecorating or purchasing all new staging furniture. Simply make sure that the decor is neutral and appeals to a wide range of tastes, and consider whether each space in your home is furnished in a way that makes its function obvious. If you feel overwhelmed by staging for the sale, we can provide you with tips or a contact for a professional designer.

5. Price your home appropriately for today's market

The real estate market has experienced dramatic shifts in the past two years. The best way to do this is to collaborate with a team of real estate professionals who understand your local market and its nuances of it. We can help you determine the best listing price for you home, striking a balance between listing too high to end up with a property that sits on the market too long and listing too low to not capture the attention of your ideal buyers and leave money on the table.

Even with rising interest rates, it's still a seller's market. Let's chat about how we can price your home and prepare for a successful home sale. To learn more about selling your home this fall, contact us any time! For more information about preparing your home for sale, contact us any time!  Contact our office for information on Carson City home styles or Dayton NV real estate.