The upside of an autumn sale & tips to optimise it

Although spring is traditionally the most popular time of year to sell, autumn is a very close second. And with fewer homes to compete with, cooler yet still pleasant temperatures, and more serious buyers on the hunt for their dream home, there are plenty of reasons to choose autumn to sell your home.

Here are 5 reasons to sell in autumn

  1. Historically low interest rates – With talk of interest rate rises on the horizon, there are plenty of buyers on the hunt now to secure a mortgage and a home sooner rather than later.
  2. Cooler temperatures – March, April and May are considered the milder, more temperate months of the year. Not only does this make it easier to get out into the garden and get your property looking inspection-ready, but it generally also means there are more buyers out and about, attending Home Opens. Furthermore, moving in autumn winter is far more pleasant than moving in the heat of summer.
  3. Fulfilling a New Year’s resolution – Upsizing, downsizing or moving to a more desirable location are common New Year’s resolutions. People who have made a resolution to move are generally more active in the first few months of the year, particularly from March.
  4. Less competition – You will generally have a higher chance of securing a buyer when there are less properties on the market to compete with. Autumn buyers are generally more serious buyers too. You can get a lot of ‘curious observers’ aka ‘tyre kickers’ in the warmer months.
  5. Engage the senses & emotions – Autumn is synonymous with rich, vibrant foliage and creating a cosy ambience at home. So, there’s no better season than autumn to tug on the heartstrings and engage the senses, all key factors in creating that all-important emotional attachment for a buyer.

Tips to make the most of your autumn sale

Pack away your high summer decorative items and decorate your home with an autumn theme – think warm and inviting colours and textures for throws and cushions as the days begin to cool.

As the days begin to get shorter, ensure your Home Opens are conducted at a time when your home receives maximum natural light.

Gardens can look spectacular in autumn too. However, if you have a pool and a garden with deciduous trees, consider investing in a pool blanket to catch the leaves as they fall. That will save you an enormous amount of time on your Home Open days. Simply roll back the blanket to reveal a clean, inviting pool.

Call Shelley on 0417 963 670 or Mark on 0411 552 309 for an obligation-free market appraisal of your home and to learn more about the benefits of an autumn sale and how you can make your property stand out at this time.

Post by ShelMarkblog 24 Mar 2022 0