Top Ten Tips for Selling Your Western Massachusetts Home in the Fall by Lesley Lambert, Western MA REALTOR

Autumn Foliage in Westfield, MA
Autumn Foliage in Westfield, MA (Photo credit: LesleyLambert)

It’s Top Ten Tuesday and it is also the first day of October!

We are into my favorite part of fall and I wanted to share with you why this is a great time of year to put your Western MA home on the market!

TOP TEN TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS HOME IN THE FALL

#1- IT IS BUSY!
Most people think that spring is the best time to sell their home, but that is not always the case. Very often the fall is our busiest sales time of year.

#2- GREAT TIMING
With the kids back in school and summer vacations out of the way, people can turn their attention to making a move. The weather is nice and Western MA is scenic in the fall.

#3- CURB APPEAL
Fall can be a wonderful time to make your house pop in the curb appeal department. It is said that yellow flowers are the best to use in front of a house for sale, so yellow mums are perfect. You can also use some festive grasses and pumpkins and don’t forget a festive fall themed wreath! I do not recommend that you use a lot of cartoon blowup decorations or extreme Halloween decors. Think classic New England Autumn for the largest appeal.

#4- PRICE
If you get the price right then you should experience a great demand for your Western MA home for sale in the fall.

#5- WEB APPEAL
Curb appeal is important, but so is web appeal! Make sure you hire an agent that knows how to use the internet and social media channels to give your home maximum exposure.

A walk in the park
A walk in the park (Photo credit: LesleyLambert)

#6- MOVE IN READY
Buyers today want a house they can move into without repairs or major renovations. Paint in neutral taupes and make sure flooring is modern and neutral. Edit any decor that is too extreme in style and remove personal items for a clean, retail look.

#7- SCENT
Fall scents are so cozy and welcoming. Make sure your house smells lovely before a showing. You can bake an apple pie (if you are good that way) or think of pumpkin, spice and other autumn scents.

#8- DEMAND
There are buyers who have been looking all summer and didn’t find the right house. Getting yours on now at the right price and looking great will catch their attention as a fresh option.

#9- LESS COMPETITION
Since most people think that spring is the best time to sell, many Western MA homeowners are waiting until next spring to put their house on the market. That means less competition for you! The buyers are still out there and the rates are holding at all time lows, the demand is there and you will be the supply!

#10- HOLIDAYS
Doesn’t the idea of being in your new home for the holidays sound great? It does to buyers, too! Get the jump on your Western MA home for sale by following these tips and you can make it happen!

If you have a WESTERN MA home you want to sell, I would love to help you reach your goals!
Lesley Lambert, WESTERN MA REALTOR with Park Square Realty. 413-575-3611

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