Autumn is One of My Favourite Seasons for Selling
There’s a long held assumption that spring is the most suitable time to sell property. While it’s true that the spring selling season is one of real estate’s most busiest, it’s far from the only time you can sell your home. Besides, I don’t think you should limit yourself to selling based on when everyone says you should. We’re very fortunate, living in Sydney, to have a climate that makes it easy to sell property almost all year round — even in winter.
That said, I think autumn is probably one of my favourite seasons to sell property. It’s a time of the year when most of the heat and humidity has drained from the summer days, and everyone has settled in for the year ahead — they’re not preoccupied with Christmas and all they have to do in preparation for it. It’s also a time when many of our leafy lower north shore streets start showing off their autumn hues, rendering gardens and streetscapes quite magnificent. Surely these alone are some of the perfect conditions for selling property!
Preparing for an Autumn Sales Campaign
Whenever you put your home on the market, there are things to do so your home presents at its best. Just as spring follows winter (which means you’re often facing fix-ups to do with the wet; like damp spots, clogged gutters and so forth), the autumn selling season tends to keep you busy tending to things damaged by the sun.
Here are a few things to take care of when selling in autumn:
- Pressure clean paths and driveways to remove dirt and grime that’s built up over time.
- Prune all bushes and shrubs — they have a tendency to grow rampantly during summer.
- Give faded fences and gates a fresh coat of paint.
- Clean and oil the surface of wooden decking to restore it.
- Make sure your lawns are mowed and looking lush — that means no patches of dead grass!
These are all things you’d have probably needed to take care of anyway, but they tend to appear more pronounced in autumn, as it’s a transitional season that leads to the harsher weather of winter. People will be inspecting your home to see how well it’s likely to fare over the winter season.
I will cover more about selling your property during autumn in upcoming blog posts. Perhaps you’re considering selling your home this autumn in Sydney’s Cammeray, Cremorne, or other neighbouring suburbs of Naremburn, Neutral Bay or Mosman. If so, don’t hesitate to request a property value appraisal from my website to receive an obligation-free appraisal of the value of your home. Alternatively, to learn more about buying and selling property, subscribe to receive access to my series of free educational videos, or continue reading my blog.