Believe it or not fall is just around the corner, Canadian summers are far too short. While you’re trying to get in as much cottage time as you can you may also be wondering “is it already too late to sell my house.” You still have a couple of months before the snow starts falling and Christmas decorations start showing up in the stores. Fortunately Port Alberni has fairly mild winters and the fall is still a good time to list your house. If you are ready to sell then here are some tips to get you started.
Get a Realtor
First things first, you are going to want to get a local realtor who can help you sell this home quickly. A realtor will help you get listed quickly and get it on the market as soon as you can. You will need to put together a marketing and pricing strategy based on the current market conditions. You will need an aggressive marketing strategy with fewer buyers looking at houses. The good news is that the buyers who are looking are serious about finding a home.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
Late summer and early fall is still early enough in the year to have flowers blooming and green grass in the yard. Even with the end of summer only six weeks off you still have plenty of time to boost your curb appeal. It is warm enough to get the gutters cleaned, weed the flower beds and trim any hedges that you have. Does the house need a fresh coat of paint or the deck need re-staining. This is the perfect time of year to get all of that done.
The days are going to start getting shorter soon so you might also want to look into some exterior lighting. You may end up showing your house in the evening so having a well light front area and walkway will help a great deal.
Getting the Inside Ready
You can hire a landscape company to deal with the curb appeal issue but getting the inside ready for sale will rest on your shoulders. You will need to start packing and getting your home staged to sell. Staged homes sell faster and for more money so this is an important step in the process you can’t afford to overlook. Start by de-cluttering and getting rid of all the personal knick-knacks and pictures. You want to present your home in the best light possible and make buyers feel like this could be their home.
Don’t worry it is not too late in the year to sell your house, work with your realtor and you could have your Port Alberni home sold in no time.