Thoughts Turn to Home-Buying in the Autumn
With the nights drawing in and the summer becoming a distant memory, the thoughts of many homeowners will turn to selling their property and moving on. This is a popular time of the year to put homes on the market, which is great news for buyers as more properties become available. With an increase in the number of those looking to buy, this could be the perfect time to sell your property, giving you the opportunity to move up the housing ladder.
The autumn months, particularly October, are prime house-selling times of the year, and data from HMRC shows that more properties have been sold in October since 2013 than over the summer months. With children back at school and people returning from their holidays, there is more demand, and it's still long enough before Christmas not to start panicking.
The Rightmove House Price Index for September has already shown an increase in house prices, so this could be the ideal time for you to sell. Autumn can be damp and dreary, which is not necessarily inspiring for house viewings, so here are some top tips to get your property looking its best, from the inside through to your wrought iron balcony designs.
Home-buyers need to imagine themselves living in your house, so add in a few autumnal features to make it appear homely and cosy, such as colourful blankets and throws or over-sized cushions.
Give your viewings a seasonal feel by bringing in beautiful autumnal blooms to create a stunning arrangement that will enhance the warmth and make your property look and smell lovely. You could even create a themed display with pumpkins, pine cones or conkers if you want something more elaborate.
Light It Up
A mixture of different lights throughout the property will give it a welcoming vibe and make potential buyers feel like they're at home. Experiment with fairy lights draped across the fireplace or headboards, add some scented candles downstairs or light the fire to add a touch of warmth.
Frame the Garden
Gardens and outdoor spaces don't always look their best in the autumn, but you can still showcase the full potential of the area. Ensure that all the outdoor lights work so that it can be seen clearly, even in the dark, and make the most of your wrought iron balcony designs by incorporating a patio heater to enable buyers to imagine themselves sitting out there.