The days are getting shorter, leaves are turning a beautiful shade of orange, and blankets are being brought out of storage.
Yes, it’s goodbye summer and hello autumn.
Whilst the weather has coooled, the property market in Edinburgh and the Lothians is showing no signs of getting frosty. In fact autumn is often a busy period with more homes coming up for sale in Edinburgh as many people look to get on the move before the festive period kicks in.
For sellers, this means it’s important to do whatever you can to help your home stand out from the crowd this if you want to get the best price for your property.
Here are Warners’ top tips to help you get the best result from your sale this autumn.
Daytime Viewings The nights are drawing in which means that, where possible, it’s a good idea to schedule viewings during the day so that buyers see your home in natural light. Offering open viewings on Sunday afternoons is a great way to get lots of people along to see your home looking its best.
Let There Be Light! Of course it probably won’t be possible to convince everyone to come along during the day as some buyers will have other commitments. For evening viewings, make sure to have all the lights on and change any bulbs that need to be replaced. If you have energy-saving light bulbs, make sure to turn these on a well before people are due to arrive so they’re nice and bright even if people turn up a wee bit early.
Make Your Property Welcoming by Being Warm and Cosy The days are getting colder which means it’s a perfect opportunity to make your property warm and welcoming. Having people come in from a cold, wet, dark evening to your cosy, well-lit home is an easy way to make a fantastic first impression on potential buyers.
Remember to Make the Most of Your Property’s Kerb Appeal The leaves are falling at a rate you can barely keep up with, but it is important to brush away any leaves in your garden, pathways and communal stairwells before a viewing. This keeps the place looking clean and tidy and helps make an even better first impression.
Don’t Neglect you Garden Spending time on the garden is less appealing when the days are colder but if you’re selling your home, it’s important to keep it looking good. Put unused toys from the summer away and make sure to keep the grass trimmed. You can even add a splash of colour with late-blooming flowers like asters and begonias. Even if you only have a communal garden which you rarely use, remember that your buyer might intend to use it so it’s well worth spending a bit of time tidying it up.
If you have a property in Edinburgh and the Lothians which you are thinking of selling, or have any questions about buying and selling in general, feel free to get in touch today on 0131 667 0232 or by emailing email@example.com and one of our friendly team will be delighted to help.