Another recommendation from RE/MAX agents is that owners de-personalize their homes as much as possible when attempting to sell. This means removing family photos, awards and other memorabilia and going easy on Halloween decorations.
“Don’t turn your home into a haunted house if you’re trying to sell it,” advises Koslofski. Too many decorations turn off some buyers and make it difficult for any buyer to fully appreciate the features of the home itself.
A final tip is especially important at this time of year, when natural light is less abundant than in spring and summer. Keep the home as bright as possible, letting daylight through clean windows and making sure the interior is well lit and cheery for evening showings.
“There are real advantages to selling a home during the fall and winter seasons because buyers, though they are fewer in number, tend to be quite serious about finding a home,” said Cobb. “However, a serious buyer is likely to respond best to a well prepared property, so sellers do themselves a real service by maximizing the sales appeal of their home.”