As fall settles in and winter just around the corner, homeowners need to pay special attention to specific details in order to set themselves apart from the crowd. Buyers pay more attention to every aspect of a home during the fall and winter season. Sellers have to understand the buyer’s perspective if they want to sell their home before the holidays.
It’s more vital now than spring and summer to make sure your home is priced at or slightly below comparable homes in that neighborhood. During the cooler weather, don’t turn the buyer cold because of the price of your home. With interest rates still hovering at historical lows, there are still a surplus of serious buyers looking during the fall season, take advantage of the situation.
Your landscape maintenance is part of the curb appeal factor. Even though homes in Davis, California do not have the freezing weather, yardcare is not something a seller should overlook. Flowers aren’t flourishing this time of year but homeowners should make the most of what they have. Adding fall flowers such as mums to the front porch adds to that all important curb appeal. Make sure the lawn is cut at least once a week and leaves should be cleared as often as needed.
Keep your home pleasant by controlling that thermostat. Buyers can be turned off by a cold house. Buyers should be comfortable and your house is more inviting when the thermostat is set in the upper 60’s. On the other hand, you do not want your home being too warm for obvious reasons including the exorbitant utility bills.
Let the sunshine in. If your home is shown during the day, open blinds and drapes. If not, make sure lights are on in each room of the house, this is even more important during those overcast days. Taking everything into consideration, the fall of 2011 should be an excellent opportunity for sellers to get that property sold. Visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home and easy access to view homes in Davis, California and the surrounding communities. Please contact me with any questions at 530-219-1518