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Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall

Tellico Village - Lakeside Real EState Group - retire East Tennessee

Most real estate agents will tell you that there are certain seasons that are better for putting your home on the market. Spring is usually considered the best with fall a close second.

Depending on where you live, fall can be just as favorable for home sales as spring and summer.  Remember that when you sell your home during the busiest season of the year, you will face more competition due to increased inventory.

East Tennessee has beautiful and dramatic fall color with great temperatures for outdoor activities and is a destination for those seeking colorful foliage. Home owners in this area can take advantage of this extra selling season as prospective buyers are in the area for fall vacations and outings.

Whatever the season, there is really no wrong or right time to list your home, because if you price your home correctly, and you present it in a superior way, chances are you will sell your home in a timely manner.

Here are 5 tips that will help you sell your home in the fall.

1. Add Curb Appeal . . . home sales begin with the buyer’s first view of your home so clean up the leaves and plant seasonal flowers to enhance the warm fall colors.

2. Set the Right Price . . . home buyers are quite savvy with online search tools and know their targeted markets. Home values are determined by the current market and not what you think your home is worth. Competitive prices sell homes and if your is too high you will probably be holding on to your home through the winter season.

3. Increase the Web Appeal . . . web appeal is the new curb appeal so make sure you have quality photos that show your home in its best light. Be sure and update photos to match the season.

4. Move In Ready . . . take care of all those small improvements before you put your home on the market. Buyers look for a home that they can visualize themselves in right now, not homes that need a little work.

5. Make Your Home Cozy . . .make sure you have lights on as fall brings dusk much earlier and you want your home to be well lit. Accentuate your fireplace area to make your home feel cozy and welcoming.

Posted: October 20, 2014