Autumn is a great time to sell your property. The beautiful colours of Autumn and the fresh, crisp air make it a beautiful time of year to be house hunting. To make the most of this season's unique charm and help ensure a successful sale, it's essential to prepare your property correctly. Here are some tips on how to get your property ready to sell in Autumn.

Kerb Appeal Matters

The first impression of your property starts at the kerb. Rake up any fallen leaves, trim overgrown bushes, and plant some autumn flowers like marigolds, dahlias and fuchsias. A well-maintained exterior creates a good first impression.

Clean and Declutter

A clutter-free home appears more spacious and is easier for potential buyers to visualise themselves living in. Take some time to declutter each room, packing away summer items and donating or storing, out of sight, unnecessary belongings. Make sure that you clean every nook and cranny to make your property sparkle.

Embrace Seasonal Decor

A few tasteful autumn decorations can help make your property stand out from the crowd and feel like a loved and cared-for home. Consider placing a decorative wreath on the front door, adding a pumpkin or two to your front step, or placing a seasonal centrepiece on your dining table.

Let in the Light

As the days get shorter, make sure your property is well-lit for viewings. Make sure that all of your curtains and blinds are fully open to let as much light in as possible. If the light has already begun to fade for the day, strategically place lamps that cast a warm, soft glow to create a welcoming ambiance.

Warm it up

Ensure that your central heating is in good working order. A warm and comfortable home is always more appealing to buyers.

Autumn Features

Showcase the autumn charm of your property. If you have a fireplace, light it during viewings to create a cosy and welcoming ambiance. If you have trees in your garden, make sure they are well-maintained to make the most of their autumn foliage.

Seasonal Scents

Fill your home with the scents of autumn, pumpkin spice and cinnamon are always popular with potential buyers.

Prepare for Weather

Autumn weather can be unpredictable, so make sure your property is ready. Clean your gutters, fix any leaks, and ensure that paths are safe and well-maintained, especially if there is the potential for wet or icy conditions.

Storage Space

Buyers are always looking for ample storage space especially as we head towards winter. Be prepared to show potential buyers your property's storage areas, such as inbuilt cupboards, attic space, and outbuildings to demonstrate functionality.

Professional Photography

Ensure that your estate agent takes professional photos that capture the warm and inviting atmosphere of your home. High-quality photos can significantly impact the online presentation of your property.

Preparing your property for sale in the autumn involves creating a warm, inviting, and well-maintained environment that embraces the charm of the season. By following these tips, you can make your home stand out and increase your chances of a successful sale. So, embrace the season, put in the effort to prepare your property, and watch as potential buyers fall in love with your home.

If you are considering putting your property on the market this autumn and would like advice on how to get your property market ready please give us a call on 01324 811 233 or send an email to and we will be happy to assist you.