With Labor Day now behind us, the official beginning to fall is just around the corner! It’s time for cooler temperatures, autumn leaves and an exciting opportunity to sell your home in Fairbanks. If you’ve been stuck in the mindset that summer is the only time to sell, think again!
These five tips can help you cater to those Alaskan homebuyers that may not have found their dream property this summer and sell your home just as successfully as you would have during the sunny season.
Clean up the property
Curb appeal does matter, even in the fall! Take a weekend to clean up your home, eliminating clutter and making sure the exterior presents a welcoming feel. Pay close attention to the following areas and tasks:
- Mow the lawn and clear walkways and gutters of debris or leaves
- Trim overgrown trees, shrubs and landscaping
- Wipe down all windows so they appear clean and bright
- Wash the sidewalks or driveway to remove signs of dirt and grime
- Put away all outdoor equipment, tools, bikes and toys
- If you have outdoor furniture, give it a quick cleaning
- Paint outdated mailboxes and if necessary, update house numbers
Reflect the season
In the fall, homes in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fort Wainwright, Salcha and Delta Junction can indeed lose the fresh appeal that spring and summer landscaping brings, but some can be brought back with simple fall decorations. Placing pumpkins or mums on your home’s front steps can add instant charm.
Maximize the light
With shorter days and less daylight, interior lighting is all the more important. Clean windows to allow as much light in as possible, swap out light bulbs for the maximum wattage your fixtures will hold and open all blinds and curtains when a potential buyer will be touring your home.
Create a cozy atmosphere
Buyers in Alaska are looking for a house that feels like home. To achieve this, you must create a cozy atmosphere. Warm up your Fairbanks area home with a fresh coat of paint and set the thermostat at a comfortable temperature. Another way you can do this is with cozy accents like red and orange pillows and a seasonal scent.
Price the home well
Working with Madden Real Estate, you can rest assured knowing we will find the best price for your property given its location, features and the current real estate market. We know how to get your Fairbanks home in front of the best buyers and in order to do so, the home must be priced realistically from the start. An appropriate price will help your home move quickly, especially as buyers look to settle into a new place before winter arrives.