8 tips for attracting the Autumn Home Buyer!
1. Clean Up the Yard – Rake dead leaves and debris in your lawn. Don’t let overgrown vegetation block the windows or path to the entrance. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Cutaway summer vines and cut down dead flowers.
2. Create Curb Appeal – The most popular autumn flowers are chrysanthemums (or mums), and they bloom for a long time. Marigolds are another idea for fall. Both mums and marigolds are available in yellow, which is my number one home selling color. Plant them in pots. Place pots on the steps and along the sidewalk. Accent with pumpkins or other types of squash.
3. Dress the Windows – Rain and wind from over the summer months can make your windows dusty and streaked by autumn. You might not notice smudges, but buyers will, if only on a subconscious level. Your windows need to sparkle to sell a home. Maybe your cats routinely rub their little noses on the inside glass while walking along window ledges. You’ll need to wash the windows inside and out every autumn. Remove screens and spray them down.
4. Check the HVAC – You want the air inside your home to smell fresh. When was the last time you changed your furnace filter? You can buy 90-day furnace filters. Check the HVAC system before you need to turn on the heater. Besides, the buyer will ask a home inspector to look at your HVAC. If you discover problems with your furnace, it’s better to fix them before your home goes on the market.
5. Clean Out the Fireplace for the Fall Real Estate Market – Ah, nothing smells like autumn than smoke from a wood-burning fireplace. However, in some parts of the country, burning wood indoors or outdoors is outlawed. If you have a gas fireplace, light it when buyers come through. If the fireplace is filled with cobwebs because it hasn’t been used for months, vacuum it out and wash it down.
6. Prepare Autumn Edibles – Speaking of autumn scents, you might set out freshly baked pumpkin cupcakes or simmer hot apple cider on the stove. Put a tray of cinnamon sticks on the counter, dotted with whole cloves. Prop open a cookbook to an autumn stew. Fill a bowl with crisp red apples.
7. Utilize Autumn Accent Colors – You don’t need to dump a lifeless sofa when you can accessorize its dullness with bright red, orange and/or golden yellow pillows. Toss a quilt or autumn-colored throw over a chair. After you’ve cleared away the clutter and depersonalized each room, bring a few autumn hues to each room by placing bold-colored accent pieces in odd groupings such as 3’s and 5’s. Create an autumn centerpiece for the dining room table by arranging pine cones and nuts around orange candles, stick in a few leaves from the yard.
8. Turn on the Lights Everywhere – Above all, bring in the light. When days get shorter, the sun sets lower in the horizon and casts wider shadows. Pull up the blinds, open the shutters, push back the drapes on every window. Turn on every light in the house, including appliance lights and closet lights. Brighten darker rooms with few windows by placing spotlights on the floor behind furniture, and for goodness sakes, turn off the TV.
If your’e considering selling your property, give us a call for a free home evaluation and more tips of what you can do to get your home ready!
Marny – (435) 640-5660
Local Farmers Market
From Logan to St. George, the Beehive State has farmers markets and fruit stands were you can purchase locally grown and raised produce. In addition to providing many Utahns an option to buy fruits and vegetables locally, many of these markets also feature bakery vendors, as well as various arts and crafts vendors, while also providing a fun atmosphere for families.
We are nearing the end of the season so check them out while you still can!
Sundays Thru 9/23: Park Silly Sunday Market, Park City
Sundays Thru 10/28: 9th West Farmer’s Market, SLC
Sundays Thru 10/28: Wheeler Farm Sunday Market, SLC
Wednesdays Thru 10/10: Park City Farmers Market, Park City
Thursdays Thru 10/17: Bountiful Farmers Market, Bountiful
Saturdays Thru 10/27: Provo Farmers Market, Provo
Saturdays Thru 10/20: Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer Park, SLC
Upcoming Events For October!
Park City Wine Festival – October 3, 2019 – October 5, 2019
Harvest Fest – October 5, 2019 at High Star Ranch
Mister Sister in State Road Tavern – October 11, 2019 at DeJoria Center
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox – October 11, 2019 – October 13, 2019 at Egyptian Theatre
Charlie Musselwhite – October 18, 2019 – October 20, 2019 at Egyptian Theatre
Patty Smyth & Scandal – October 25, 2019 at DeJoria Center
The SteelDrivers – October 25, 2019 – October 27, 2019 at Egyptian Theatre
Last Friday Gallery Stroll – Recurring monthly on the last Friday of every month! Park City Gallery Association