Friday, 19 August 2016

The Secrets to Selling your home in Autumn

The Secrets to Selling your home in Autumn


Autumn is extremely popular with sellers and buyers alike, with so many properties on the market you’ll need to stand out!  I’ve listed some of my amazing secrets to a successful sale in September and October.
When we think of Autumn we think of trees shedding leaves, cooler breezes, sales, harvest, shorter days.  The heating comes on in the morning, showers are warmer and walks are cooler.  We love hearty meals and cosy nights in. 
Your buyers feel exactly the same, it’s your job to show them how cosy, warm, cheerful, delightful and perfect your property is for them.  Let’s uncover my secrets:


Lights and lamps

As the nights draw in and the days get darker and shorter the light I your home becomes much more important.  Scrap your old energy bulbs and opt for brighter LED or halogen ones.  A crystal clear light will shine much brighter.  Use lighting well in the home, task lighting, mood lighting and uplifting dark corners works for an instant update and cosy feel.  Install under counter lamps in a kitchen and a cream silk shade on a lamp in the hallway.  Your buyers will love the gentle lights and be able to see the rooms in all their glory.

Fires

Light them!  A log or multi fuel burner not only feels cosy and warm but smells like autumn. The crackling of the wood burning will entice them into the heart of the home and they’ll never want to leave

Colours

Cosy colours is a great way to warm up a cool room.  If you have North facing rooms and those with hard floors need extra warmth injecting, try soft red, rich burgundy’s, muted biscuits, burnt oranges with some olive greens.  Pro tip:  Keep the deeper shades to your accessories, you home will still feel big.



A softer touch

Your duvets will be changed for heavier winter ones.  Try thick duck feather ones, that feel plump and bouncy, duck feather pillow inners for a luxurious feel.  Add texture too,  Mongolian fur cushions to suit and thick velvet, with a mohair throw across your blanket box or foot stool for an instant cosy feel.  The best part is – you can take these with you when you sell.

Autumn Props

Harvest in autumn is always big news, display fresh veg in baskets in the kitchen ready for a hearty soup.  Use twigs of twisted hazel, and autumn berries in your vases with warm coloured flowers to brighten up your d├ęcor.

Get the best photographs

Ensure your outside photographer is booked for midday.  As the sun doesn’t get as high in the sky you’ll need to avoid long shadows. The closer to midday the better the picture.

Are you ready for sale? I have a great checklist you can try for yourself to ensure you are prepped and ready to go. Here it is just for you.   

I’m Victoria, I love September, the cosy nights and the crisp mornings, what do you love best?

Have a great day


Victoria

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