Selling in the Fall

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

Most people think spring and summer are the best times to sell, but selling in the fall has several distinct advantages. On today’s show Dave and Robert talk home selling tips for fall. See the short list below and listen to the show for all the details.

Early autumn with modern residential single family home
  1. Even though it’s not spring or summer, you can still show what your home looks like in those seasons. Have your agent include photos of what your home and landscaping looks like during those seasons.

  2. Use a Realtor that provides 3D tours of your home. A lot of buyers tour homes after they get off work. Once it’s starts to get dark earlier, they won’t be seeing your home in the daylight. A virtual tour will show them what your home looks like during the day when it’s light and bright!

  3. Keep the leaves blown off your decks, patios and walkways.

  4. Rinse the loose dirt off your siding before the temperature drops.

  5. Embrace outdoor fall decorations to make your home have more curb appeal once your landscaping colors start to fade. Pumpkins and wreaths will add a pop of color.

  6. Fall is a great time to really showcase how your house can really feel like a home. If you have a fireplace, leave it on for showings and add throw pillows and blankets to your couch. Creating a cozy vibe will make people want to move right in!

  7. Make sure your home is light and bright! Open your curtains and blinds. Change out your light bulbs if necessary.

  8. Make sure your color palette creates a bright and cozy feel. Neutral color palettes appeal to most buyers.

  9. Consider investing in landscape lighting for those buyers who do showings in the evening.

  10. Clean your windows to allow for the most light to enter into your home.

  11. Remember to spend time on your basic home maintenance for the fall. Doing this will ensure your home is at it’s best!

  12. Switch out your HVAC filters and deep clean any areas of your home that you might have forgotten about—the cabinet under your sink, cobwebs on your ceilings, your ceiling fan blades.

Must-Do September Home Maintenance

Today on the show Dave and Robert talk about must-do home maintenance projects before the arrival of fall. See the short list of tasks below and listen to the show for all the details.

Must-Do September Home Maintenance
  1. Check your walkways for cracks or loose paver material. Fix any damage before cold weather sets in. An icy and damaged walkway is a recipe for disaster.

  2. Pressure wash your home.

  3. Inspect your home’s siding and trim for any damage.

  4. Check for leaking or dripping faucets.

  5. Check that your windows are sealed tightly before cold weather sets in.

  6. Sweep the chimney if you have one!

  7. Change your air filter and tune up your furnace.

  8. Care for your lawn mower. Change the air filter, oil and fill the tank with a gas preservative mixture.

  9. Clean your gutters to prevent ice damns and water damage.

  10. Now is a perfect time (and temperature) to recondition your deck or patio.

  11. If you’ve been thinking of replacing your old grill all summer, but haven’t gotten around to it, now might be the perfect time. Most grills will be on sale!

Must-Do September Home Improvement & Maintenance Projects

Today on the show Dave and Robert talk about some crucial home improvement and maintenance tasks to get done this fall and save yourself major money down the road! These are easy tasks to check off your list that will ensure you won't have major repairs in the future. As always see the short list below and listen to the show for added tips from Robert and Dave.


Home Maintenance Projects to Complete in September

  1. Check your walkways for cracks and concrete damage.
  2. Clean and repair the siding on your home.
  3. Examine and repair any leaking faucets.
  4. Make sure all windows are sealed correctly.
  5. Change your air filters and check your furnace.
  6. Go out to the shed and service your yard maintenance equiptment

Home improvements that are perfect to do in September

  1. Redo your back decking--now is actually the perfect time of year!
  2. Install a pool--you might get a great discount this time of year! We recommend giving Chad at Rimrock Pools a call.

Why Selling Your Home in the Fall Might Be Great for You!

Waiting to sell your home until the fall? This week we'll talk about how selling in the fall might be a great idea for you! Dave and Robert go outside the box on this show, busting the myth that spring and summer are the only time of year you should put your home on the market.


Why Selling Your Home in the Fall Might Be Great for You!

  1. People who don't have kids in school don't coordinate home buying or selling with summer break and school schedules. There's still a lot of potential buyers looking for homes!
  2. A lot of home shopping happens online now, so it doesn't matter what the weather is like outside. People are looking for homes 24/7.
  3. You can leverage low inventory in the fall to your advantage. Less competition increases your odds of finding a buyer for your home.
  4. A lot of home buyers are slowing down after summer break and have time to start looking for homes.
  5. Take advantage of beautiful fall landscaping and decor to attract buyers. The cozy feeling that fall often brings allows buyers to easily picture themselves living in the home.
  6. Serious home buyers will continue to look for a home no matter what time of year it is, meaning a lot of serious buyers stick it out into the fall season.