It’s officially fall in Metro Atlanta! Temperatures are still warm enough for us to think of summer vacation, but the shelves are stocked with everything pumpkin spice. Take advantage of our extended summer and clean up your curb appeal for a timely fall listing. Fall is a great time to sell, since there are less homes on the market, which means less competition. But it’s important for your curb appeal to keep up with the seasons. Here is our checklist for making your home’s first impression a good one this fall:
___ Autumn colors are beautiful, but not on your lawn. Keep your grass free from leaves and other debris that gathers this time of year by raking and bagging regularly.
___ Spiders and other creepy-crawlies move their homes closer to yours as the temperatures drop, leaving nests and webs galore. Clean your front porch and doorway top-to-bottom with a careful eye for cobwebs that often appear overnight.
___ Fall is a great time for simple outdoor maintenance, too. Paint the railing on the front porch, clean the concrete in the driveway, and generally make the outdoors look cared-for and tidy. This might mean pulling weeds in flower beds or adding new pine straw, as well.
___ Fall is the best time to trim back your shrubs, rose bushes, and ornamental grasses, too. Not only will your yard look well-manicured, but the plants will flourish when springtime rolls around – something the new owners will certainly appreciate.
___ Keep fall décor simple. If you love Halloween and always decorate with skeletons and tombstones this time of year, it’s better to keep those decorations packed while your home is listed. A pretty fall wreath and well-placed pumpkins are a better choice, still festive but not ghoulish.
___ Lighting is so important in the fall, when the days grow shorter and shorter. Make sure all outdoor lights are clean and in working order, and update them if needed. Well-placed solar lights on walkways are inexpensive but very welcoming to prospective buyers.
Did you know the fall months are an excellent time to list your home for sale? Not only are fewer homes on the market at this time of year, but buyers are highly motivated to complete their purchase and move well before the holiday season begins. With a few easy updates and a little cleaning in the yard, you can give your home a curb appeal facelift that makes it stand it out from all the rest. Contact a qualified Peggy Slappey Properties agent at 770-271-5555 or visit us online at www.psponline.com to get started today. Happy fall, y’all!
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