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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Home Buying and Selling Tips for Fall

Welcome to the Fall Season everyone! I personally love this time of year with the Holidays, football and crisp air.

HGTV’s real estate site Front Door says the weeks between now and the end-of-the year holidays are the best ones to find a bargain. Here are some of their tips for fall buyers and sellers:

Fall Sellers:
• Replace faded summer plants with fall-blooming flowers and add autumn decorations to the home.
• Expect low-ball offers and be prepared with higher counter offers.
• Freshen up listing photos by shooting pictures that make it less obvious that the seasons have changed.
• Price the home to sell. A price that is a little lower than the competition may be a winning move.
• Be willing to show the property and hold open houses whenever potential buyers are ready.

Fall Buyers:
• Look for motivated sellers who have a reason to move on by the end of the year.
• Explore new constructions. Builders are often particularly interested in selling before the new tax year.
• Beware of fall maintenance issues. Consider overflowing gutters and leaf-covered lawns warning signs.
• Shape offers carefully. Even in this market it is possible to turn sellers off with a too-low bid.

Source: (09/16/2010)

1 comment:

  1. With some budget friendly home staging techniques such as de-cluttering, simple rearranging, home repairs and clean surroundings must likely anyone can sell a house faster even without the help of a realtor.