Tips for Selling Your Home In The Fall Months

As fall is right around the corner, many homeowners are starting to wonder if they should sell the home during the fall or wait till spring. The answer to this problem is it depends. Just because summer has ended or is about to end in many parts of the country does not mean that homes will not be sold. In fact, real estate is sold 365 days a year.

In our experience, fall is a great time to sell a home. There are numerous pros to selling your home in fall. However, if you’ve decided to sell your home during the fall, there are a few things you might want to understand. Below are a couple of tips that should help sell your home during the fall.

Plan Ahead

If you want to list your home during the fall, you must plan ahead. Take photos of the exterior while it hasn’t started snowing or raining yet. That way, prospective buyers can see how the home will look like during the summer months.

Take Advantage of Lower Inventory

The lower inventory or, the lower number of homes for sale during the fall and leading into the months can be advantageous for those who want to sell during these months. Many sellers wait till after the New Year celebrations to list, which gives them an advantage against sellers who are off-market during these months.

You Can Target More Serious Buyers

In our experience, people who are shopping for a home in the fall are more serious buyers. Usually, these are people relocating from out of town, which means that they need to buy in a hurry. Compared to the Spring, when many people are more in “dream building mode,” most prospects are not ready to buy. In other words, it’s easier to find more serious buyers in the fall.

Your Home Should Be Well Lit

You will want to make sure that your home is well lit, especially since fall means longer nights. Well-lit rooms make the home look brighter, and encourages the prospective buyer to take a good look at your home.

Price Your Home Right

In our experience and those of many other stagers/realtors, homes sell for slightly less money in the fall compared to summer and spring. That’s why you must price your home correctly. One way to do it is to base your price on what other homes in your neighborhood have sold for recently, but be ready to negotiate. Professional staging will help you sell for top dollar and help shorten the time on the market.

Should Be Turn-key

You should have a home where the buyer can see themselves as the ones living it. Consider that most buyers don’t want to put in additional work during the fall. That’s why your home should be updated with:
– A fresh coat of paint
– Clean carpets
– Make sure the flooring is in good condition
– The kitchen is modern and fully-functional
– The home should be staged so that people can see the lifestyle they can have in it

Conclusion – Tips for Selling Your Home In The Fall Months

Not all homes are candidates for being sold during the fall season. If you’re still not sure, speak with a real estate agent before listing your home.

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Liliam Vasquez

Liliam is the owner and creative mastermind behind The Staging Place. She earned her certification as a Stager and Colour Expert through Home Staging Resources (HSR) after more than five years in real estate investment. Being from a family of fine artists, Liliam inherited an eye for creating stylish, wowing spaces. This, combined with her attention to detail, contagious energy and commitment to clients, makes home staging a natural progression for Liliam.

Whether preparing a property for a quick sale or transforming a client’s home into their perfect haven, Liliam uses her passion for design, colour, art and home décor to bring out the best in any type of space. Her goal at The Staging Place is to combine her expertise, education and passion for good design to create impactful spaces that buyers are attracted to and homeowners never want to leave.

Liliam holds formal real estate education, a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a certificate in Adult and Continuing Education. Liliam has been a recognized leader in education since 1995. She has taught and managed various educational programs ranging from higher education to corporate training. Before coming to Canada Liliam was co-owner of the largest E.S.L. Training Academy for children in Eastern Venezuela. During her free time, Liliam enjoys traveling with her family, spending time with her dog Romeo and exploring ways to create financial independence.
  • Member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)
  • Member of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners
  • Member of the Collaborate Real Estate Edmonton Team

Rolando Davila

Rolando moved to Canada from Venezuela in 2004. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Andes in his home town Merida and proceeded to work in large-scale capital projects in the Oil and Gas industry. Passionate about Project Management, Rolando completed a Project Management Certificate at McGill University in Montreal and completed his PMP designation in 2010. After 25 years in construction management, Rolando and his wife Liliam defined a different vision for their family and started Davas Real Estate  in 2014. Through it, they help home buyers and other investors find sound quality investments that gets them closer to achieving their financial ‘why’.

Before devoting his work full-time to Davas Real Estate Inc., Rolando fulfilled different managerial roles from Technical Services Manager, Project Manager, to Manager of Construction Services at different Engineering, Construction, and Oil & Gas companies including: Hatch Engineering, Suncor Energy, Aecon-Lockerbie, WorleyParsonsCord, and Williams Energy.

In his free time, Rolando loves to travel and enjoy fine dining around the world with his wife and daughter, Claudia. He and his wife also run a coaching and mentoring company that helps people set goals and create a game plan in pursuit of financial independence.


Claudia Davila

Claudia is our photographer, videographer and home staging expert. Claudia graduated from the University of Alberta and received a BSc. in Civil Engineering. She also has a strong skill set in Social Media, videography, photography, and home styling. Her unique and versatile skill set will help us grow our social media presence through impactful photos and videos of our homes and help us style and stage homes. She helps us capture the beauty of the homes we stage or style. Her passion for styling places, capturing places and making them as beautiful as they are to someone who cannot see them live will for sure be a great asset to our company and our clients.

In her free time, Claudia loves to travel and enjoy fine dining.

Amelia Bracamonte

Amelia provides part-time support as assistant stager and gift basket designer. She has a background in fine arts and attended school at Western Kentucky University. Her love for flower arranging, Her eye for design and attention to detail give our staging vignettes and gift baskets the perfect touch!

During her free time, Amelia likes to paint, read and spend time with her friends and three granddaughters.