Fall is always a great time to sell your home. Potential homebuyers are winding down from their summer vacations and looking to make a change. The idea of moving into a new home before the holidays or before the kids start school also drives homebuying. Autumn is an especially busy time for real estate agents and home inspectors. So, before you put that “for sale” sign in the yard, make sure you use these tips to prepare your home for sale. Then, turn to TLC Home Inspections, PLLC, for your pre-listing inspection.
1. Clean the Yard
Clearing the yard before selling your home creates a great first impression for potential buyers. Make a to-do list and clean up any sticks, leaves, and debris left behind from the summer breeze.
2. Dress Up Windows
New window treatments and replacing broken blinds throughout your home can make a significant statement to potential home buyers. You might even consider cleaning the panes of smudges and rain stains.
3. Check the HVAC
While a home inspector will check your HVAC system thoroughly, it’s always best practice to check over it yourself. Want the air in your home to smell fresh for open houses? Replace the filter. Want to make sure the heat still works? Turn the thermostat over and make sure the furnace kicks on.
4. Clean the Fireplace
If last winter’s soot and ashes are still lingering in the fireplace, clean them out before you begin to show your home. A fireplace can be a great selling feature, but also a real eyesore if it’s dirty and not properly cared for.
5. Use Autumn Accent Colors
Spruce up the bathrooms, kitchen, and living room furniture with autumn accent colors. Toss some autumn-inspired pillows on the sofa, and put burgundy rugs and hand towels in the bathrooms. Put out a bowl of apples in the kitchen, or create an autumn centerpiece for the dining room table.
Get Your Home Inspected
Investing in a home inspection can provide you guidance on home repairs that you should make before putting your house on the market. When you’re looking for experts in Georgetown, Austin, and San Antonio, TX, turn to the team at TLC Home Inspections. All of our inspections, including mold and pest inspections, come with a 90-day warranty. To schedule your appointment, contact us today at (512) 900 2191.