Posts Tagged as Fall Real Estate

Can Staging Help Home Sales?

Tips to Help Your Buyers Dress Their Home for Fall Selling

Just because the weather cools down, doesn’t mean real estate selling will. The fall market has typically always been a hot buying season, with shoppers continuing to peruse post-back-to-school and pre-holiday season listings. How can you make the most of fall sales?

Eight Tips for Attracting Fall Home Buyers:

1. Clear Overgrown Summer Vegetation.

Wild bushes, runaway summer vines, fading flowers and foliage, and leaf buildup should be cleared away from the home, ensuring a clear path to the entrance and making the property appear low maintenance.

2. Add a Touch of Autumn Curb Appeal.

With mums, marigolds, pumpkins and gourds along the sidewalk and stairs.

3. Add a Touch of the Outdoors, Indoors.

After rooms have been decluttered and depersonalized, bring them by to life with the energy of autumn: Red, orange, and gold throw pillows; Autumn-inspired quilts and throws; Pine cone and nut table centerpieces; Orange candles; Bold autumn accent pieces in groups of 3 or 5.

4. Make Windows Sparkle.

Clear interior window smudges, then head outdoors, removing windows screens, bug and plant debris and cleaning the entire window area.

5. Maintain, then Light the Fireplace.

Have the chimney professionally maintained and key safety items attended. Then clean and decorate the fireplace surround and mantle with fall flare, lighting it when buyers come for a showing.

6. Think with Your Stomach.

Fill a bowl with crisp apples, then set out fresh pumpkin muffins or simmering apple cider.

7. Lighten Things Up.

With cooler weather, days are shortening, and this can darken rooms. Combat this by turning on every light in the house for showings (including closets).

8. Leave Treats.

As a parting treat, encourage prospective buyers to leave comments, leaving a bowl of snack size candy bars in return.

Fall real estate selling doesn’t have to be scary. Treat yourself to the latest real estate selling tricks from Properties Online today.

How Hot is Hot in These Top Markets? Hot Spots for Fall Sales

Finding the Perfect Fall Home
Finding the Perfect Fall Home

Are you up on the latest in real estate trends that could spice up your sales? Realtor.com data for early fall shows sellers still have a hot advantage, but it’s cooling slightly in favor of buyers. What else is registering on the thermometer?

Like a heat wave!
Though typically this time of year inventory and demand peak with the start of the school year, this fall’s inventory is continuing to grow.

Feelin’ hot-hot-hot!
Overall demand is still strong, but real estate trends on median days on the market suggest the market is finding more of a balance. A boon for would-be buyers who had to chill-out on buying a home this spring and summer due to lack of inventory.

Gonna make you sweat:

  • The first 3 weeks of August listings inventory grew 3% over July.
  • Median list price increased ($233,000) – up 8% year over year.
  • Median days on the market increased to 75 days (a shift in favor of buyers).
  • The metric is down 6% year over year (translation: the market is hot).
  • A 6% month-over-month gain indicates the slower movement of inventory than earlier in the spring and summer.

The hottest markets?
Inventory in these medium to large size markets is moving with 1.8-3 times more views than the national average, and selling around 29 to 48 days more quickly than homes in other markets of the U.S.:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Dallas, TX
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Vallejo, CA
  5. Santa Rosa, CA
  6. San Jose, CA
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Midland, TX
  9. Sacramento, CA
  10. Columbus, OH
  11. Ann Arbor, MI
  12. Santa Cruz, CA
  13. Detroit, MI
  14. Los Angeles, CA
  15. Oxnard, CA
  16. Stockton, CA
  17. Yuba City, CA
  18. Austin, TX
  19. San Antonio, TX
  20. Nashville, TN

We didn’t start the fire. We just spread the word. Fan the flames: Heat up your sales with the 4-1-1 on the latest real estate trends, only at Properties Online.