Keeping Up Appearances

Posted by Brandon Vasquez on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 4:10pm.

Addressing the property features that cater to seasonal activities is crucial when presenting your home to prospective buyers. To not do so creates the appearance of neglect, and worse for the home seller, the sense that a property has languished or become stagnant on the market.

Just as sellers have the swimming pool cleaned and opened in Spring, and landscaping issues addressed and maintained throughout Summer, it is equally important that sellers ready the amenities that cater to the various seasonal activities that take place during cooler months of the year. As seasons change, anticipate what fresh new perspective that your prospective homebuyer considers. For example, just a few months ago homebuyers were still looking for summertime retreats with amenities such as swimming pools and gardens. Now that Autumn has arrived, buyers are looking forward to where they might be living during the upcoming holiday season--which, let's face it, is just around the corner!

Now that the dog days of summer are past and Autumn is upon us, food enthusiasts are turning their attention back to the warmth of kitchens for baking and soup making. Along with the desire to be at home in their new house before the snow flies, buyers are turning their focus towards cooler weather activities which include watching football or cozying up by the fireplace with a good book. Home theaters and amusement rooms that were virtually abandoned while summertime activities prevailed are now making their comeback, while kitchen|family rooms have returned to being the hub of the home for homework and after school gatherings.

What can you do to transition with the changing season? Have a chimney sweep service fireplaces, refresh the kitchen and possibly update older appliances or dated finishes. Stage billiard and game areas within your family and amusement rooms. Remaining fresh and seasonally current includes the curb appeal of the property as well. Note the attached article for ideas that may help you to continue to present your property competitively through changing seasons while on the market.

http://freshome.com/2011/05/26/10-curb-appeal-ideas-to-attract-homebuyers/

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