Once October finally arrives many people in Orange County start thinking about upcoming sports events like the World Series, and great football games too. But for Real Estate agents, fall is the second busiest time of the year since there will be fewer homes on market and plenty of home buyers who are ready to buy.
In this post were going to cover the top tips that homeowners in Orange County should know when selling their homes during the fall months.
Use the Right Smells
During the fall home sellers should use the right smells in their home because, most home buyers will be thinking about celebrating upcoming holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving and using well placed smells like fresh baked pies, cider or pumpkin will help a potential home buyer to see themselves living in your home. These can easily be achieved by obtaining a scented candle from your favorite store and latting the aroma fill your home while you’re gone.
Start Raking Those Leaves
If you have trees on your property it’s likely that those trees will start losing their leaves this time of year. Yes, even in Southern California. But the important thing to remember with trees is to rake up those leaves as soon as possible when they fall because, leaves can actually make a property look untidy and it’s important to rake or sweep up leaves as soon as they fall so you don’t hurt the curb appeal of your home.
Get Some More Lighting
With our days getting shorter during the fall it’s important to remember that your home may be darker when people come to your open house. This is why it’s important to use well placed lights in your home during all hours of the day to insure that all sections of your home are well-lit whenever someone comes to view your home.
Have Earlier Open Houses
You will be having one or more open houses, if you plan on selling your home during the fall, and it’s important to remember that with the fall being prime time football season you may want to hold your weekend showings between 2:00pm and 4:00pm, or earlier. That way, your open house doesn’t interfere with and football or baseball games that may going on during that time of day.
For more information on how to sell your home during the fall, or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.