With fall comes pumpkin spice lattes, warm sweaters, and lots of family time. Just as the leaves start to change and the wind develops a chill, real estate investors need to prepare their real estate property for the new season. Fortunately, a little work can go a long way for a real estate investor looking to sell or rent their property out.
Tip #1: Enhance the Look and Fix Winter Problems
Curb appeal is an important aspect of selling or renting real estate regardless of what season it is. Curb appeal is what grabs the attention of buyers and sellers as they drive by your property. You want the exterior to look warm and inviting. With fall comes a lot of leaves and tree debris that can create a very unattractive look.
It is important to make sure all of the leaves on your property are raked up and disposed of on a regular basis. You should also make sure the gutters, patios, driveways, walkways, and decks are always clean and clear.
Gutters are a huge concern for both landlords and potential homeowners. In addition to being clean, you want to make sure the water can flow smoothly through them. You have to remember to look up and check your gutters.
Tip #2: Clean up the Landscaping
Any grass in your yard is going to start to go dormant. You will want to walk around the property with a weed killer and treat all of your sidewalks and walkways to keep grass and weeds from growing in places you do not want it. You should also make sure the grass around walkways and driveways has a nice edge to it. Mulch and hay will look great in your yard and flower beds during this time of the year.
You can spruce up your yard and flower beds with flowers that bloom in the fall. Some good fall flowers include fall crocus, leadplants, sage, aster, and chrysanthemums.
Tip #3: Utilize Holidays
You should pay attention to the holiday seasons and decorate the property appropriately. If you have Halloween decorations up during showings in October, it will make all of the showings a little more festive and memorable. This will increase your chances of people wanting to buy or rent your home because it will feel more like a real home.
Whatever you decide to do, the biggest mistake you could make is letting the fall season pass you by. Utilize the season and all of its holidays to its fullest to make your real estate property as desirable as possible. Contact a company like Remax Glenn Knutson for more information.