6 tips for preparing your house for an autumn sale

News at Jones Robinson | 05/10/2021

As we mentioned in our blog, when’s best to sell a house, it has been discovered that autumn is often one of the best seasons for selling.

If you are buying or selling houses in autumn, it is likely you want to be moved into your new property by Christmas. This means you want to do all you can for your property to sell quickly during this season.

To help you out we have come up with some top tips for selling houses in autumn

First impressions count 

The first time your potential buyers will see the property, is not the moment they walk through the front door. It’s as they step onto your front path.

The first impression is vital to setting the tone of the viewing. Make sure if you are selling your house in autumn, to clear away any leaves on the path, trim any hedges and remove any weeds or dead plants from the front garden.

Ensure they have a good first impression before they walk into your house.

Warm and light spaces

As the season gets colder, make sure that when your viewers walk through the front door, they aren’t hit by a blast of cold air.

Ensure that the rooms are warm and cosy to help with selling your house in autumn. Also, if the viewings are being held in the evening, make sure all the lights are on to show your property off fully. Making each space lit up and warm will help the viewers not only see your property in the best light possible, but will also make it feel more homely.

Don’t forget the back garden

You may be focussing on tidying up the house, but don’t forget the back garden (if you have one).

Ensure it is just as tidy, so mow the lawn, rake up the leaves, clear away the tools and remove any debris. Viewers may not be imagining themselves sitting outside just yet, but a tidy garden will certainly help with selling your house in autumn. 

Make your focal points stand out

Do you have a particularly stunning feature which makes the house extra special? If you do, make sure to show it off.

If you have an open fire, have it lit to add to the cosiness of the room.

A fireplace in autumn is a great selling point, as viewers can imagine themselves in front of it on cold, winter nights. Plus, the crackle of the fire and the warmth adds to the ambiance.

Clean inside and out

With autumn in full swing, it is the perfect excuse to pack away the summer toys, games, and clothes.

Don’t forget to carry out a thorough clean of the property, the last thing viewers want to see is dust and cobwebs.

If the brickwork or cladding outside the property is looking especially grubby and worn you might also want to grab a power washer and give this a spray down. If you don’t have the time to do this, consider hiring a professional cleaner. A clean house for the viewings will make all the difference. 

Do the little tasks now

Does that window stick when you open it, or perhaps a door is slightly warped, or a floorboard needs replacing? Any little jobs that need doing, get it done as soon as possible.

To sell your house in autumn, you need the house to be in the best shape you can, once winter arrives, it will be much harder to sell.

How we can help

There you have it, our top tips for selling houses in autumn. Completing these tasks will significantly help your chances of selling your property during this season so you can be happy and settled into your new home by Christmas.

For tips on how to achieve the best price for your property have a look at our blog from the summer. This is filled with more advice on how to attract buyers.

 But whether you are looking to sell now, or in the future, these are some great ideas on how you can increase your chances of selling your property.

As leading, local estate agents in Newbury, Didcot, Lambourn / Hungerford, Marlborough, Devizes and the surrounding areas we are best placed to help you sell your property. We can even help you in finding your next home.

By offering a personalised service we can tailor the sale and timeline to your requirements as we don’t believe the “one size fits all” approach, works in this industry.

We are also very transparent with a clear sales process, so you know what to expect. This is especially useful if this is your first time selling a house.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you sell your home in autumn.