You know that we love to talk about the market, when it’s up, when its’ down, how to navigate through it; it’s kind our favourite subject. So let’s talk the fall market.
The Fall market doesn’t get as much hype as the spring market does, but don’t be fooled, this is the perfect time to list your home for sale.
This year in particular, we had an incredibly strong spring market, driven by buyer demand and low inventory. While the summer followed its historical pattern of slowing down while homeowners enjoy the glorious two months of good weather we Torontonians cling to, there are many buyers waiting in the wings, with hopes of new inventory in the fall.
If you have been considering the sale of your home, the fall market is the perfect time!
5 Reasons to list during the fall market.
The Fall Market is a traditionally a strong market.
Buyers are far more present in the fall than during the summer or during the Holiday season in the Winter.
A continued lack of inventory means there are still motivated buyers looking to purchase.
This Fall we have the return of open houses, which allows for more opportunity to attract buyers.
It’s a nice time a year for curb appeal transitioning from lush summer gardens to fall colours, you can’t go wrong in the fall.
5 Things to do now to prep for a fall listing
1. Book a Consultation.
It is critical to the sale of your home to educate yourself as to what is needed to efficiently and effectively prepare your home to list. By bringing in a realtor as your first step, you are setting yourself up for success from the get go. We are able to walk through your home and use market data, as well as our knowledge of your specific neighbourhood and property to assess the current value of your home. This is also a time where we can recommend what improvements can be made to get you the highest value possible for your home. At Abode, we are able to be your liaison and takeover the entire preparation process for you. However, should you want to get a head start on your own, see the following steps.
When listing your home, less is best. This can be a great excuse to rid yourself of the unnecessary extras that crowd your home’s most lived in spaces. Clear the floors, tighten up the counter space and go through the pile of loose papers sitting on your counter. Keeping your space looking clean and open will show your home in its best light.
When a buyer walks into your home, they want to picture themselves living their day to day lives in that space. This is why it is important to take out any personal items throughout the home. This includes family photos, any decorative pieces with names, and religious items. This will help your space appeal to a wider audience.
4. Finish The Odd Jobs
Have you been putting off painting the powder room, changing a lightbulb, or fixing that kitchen faucet? Now is the time conquer the to do list! You will be surprised what a difference the small details can make to a buyer. Pride in ownership shows, and that will translate as value to the buyers.
5. Clean, Clean, Clean
Pretty self explanatory, but a good cleaning before going to market is a must. Run the vacuum, mop the floors, wipe the counters and clean those mirrors and windows. A clean home looks newer, well cared for, and fresh.
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