Buying & Selling Homes in AutumnAmanda Molitor
As summer fades, temperatures start to dip, we trade our shorts in for sweaters, and homebuyers and sellers start to think about the right moves to make this fall. The autumn season often gets overlooked when we think of ideal times for buying and selling homes, but this time of year is as good as any to make a transition. With less pressure to buy and sell than other times of the year, fall allows buyers and sellers to take advantage of a perceived lull in activity that could actually play to their benefit.
According to LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s monthly market reports for August, home listings in the Denver Metro and resort communities, on average are being listed for slightly reduced prices compared to last month. This might mean better deals on homes for buyers as we head into fall.
For those who are considering selling their home, you’re also in luck! The majority of average prices for sold listings in the Denver Metro and resort areas have been trending upwards. Due to a higher demand for homes in these areas, buyers have been willing to pay a higher price for their desired listings.
Looking for tips to create the perfect autumn aesthetic in your home? Try these helpful tricks to welcome prospective home buyers into your house and make them fall in love.
- Remember that as we head into the fall season, the sun sets earlier and earlier, making exterior lighting, lamps, and overhead lighting key in presenting your home. Steer clear of harsh white light bulbs and opt for softer, warm white bulbs instead. These will actually give off an alluring yellow-ish glow and will eliminate any intense glare.
- Cooler weather outside and a cozy atmosphere inside will invite potential homebuyers to spend more time indoors. Add some decorative throw pillows and blankets to the living room and other spaces to entice guests to stick around and help them imagine what living in the home would feel like.
- And don’t forget scent! Did you know that the sense of smell is most closely linked to memory out of the five senses? Make a lasting impression by incorporating classic fall smells like cinnamon and pumpkin throughout the home.