Autumn is one of the best times of the year to sell your home in Torrevieja, since after the holidays, market activity always increases. Many potential buyers take advantage of the summer to look for a house, but it is not until the arrival of autumn when they decide to make that search effective. If you want to know how to sell your house in Torrevieja in autumn, here are some essential tips.
Know your buyer
Although this is advice that can be applied at any time and to any sale, in this case we will focus on the type of buyer that appears during autumn.
In general, families with children don’t often purchase their homes in autumn, as they prefer to settle in the new home before the school year begins. This does not mean that your three-bedroom home is not going to sell; young couples with the idea of forming a family in the future, or people without children looking to have a guest room or an office, may have a lot of interest in your home.
In addition, autumn usually sees a much more serious buyer, as they seek to buy their home before the Christmas holidays, the change of year, and the possible change of legislation. This is helped by the fact that access to credit is better during these months, with banks competing with each other to give the best deals to their potential customers.
Finally, in the case of Torrevieja it’s worth mentioning that there is a huge change in autumn, given that all the people who enjoy their holidays here in the months of July and August return to the routine, which means that our beloved city experiences a huge transformation. Autumn is a perfect time to sell the house to someone looking for tranquility by the sea, especially foreign buyers more accustomed to calm.
Think of light and heat
The sea softens temperatures a lot, but the truth is that Torrevieja is a very hot city in the summer. However, in the months of September to November we enjoy a very comfortable temperature, and generally clear skies that allow us to enjoy the sun when many other cities no longer have it.
However, the days are getting shorter and dusk comes earlier; therefore, it’s best to show the house in the morning, when you can use the natural light to your advantage as much as possible. If this is impossible, then be sure to renew your lighting fixtures so that the house looks as up-to-date and bright as possible.
On the other hand, you have to keep in mind that heating hasn’t been used throughout the summer, and from now on it may be necessary. Make sure that the system is in the best possible condition and that the air it produces is clean and fresh.
Take care of your garden and pool (if you have them)
Autumn turns the garden red and gold, and if you take good care of it, it can be a great incentive for the buyer to look at your home. Pick up the leaves, prune trees and shrubs, keep the grass taken care of, and make sure the outdoor furniture is clean and in good condition.
Unfortunately, autumn also turns the pool green. Although in these months bathing is no longer alluring, it’s not good to neglect this part of the house, since it can give it a very unpleasant appearance. Remember also to pick up toys and floats to make everything look tidier.
If you don’t have a garden or pool, but you have a terrace, the same principle applies. Take care of your plants and make sure it’s clean, because although the terrace is less used in autumn, it is still a very attractive part of the house, especially in coastal areas such as Torrevieja.
Take care of the details
Again, this is a tip that can be used all year. To sell your house in autumn, appeal to the emotions of the buyer: This is a time when comfort and warmth are sought, so it’s a good idea to decorate the house with blankets, red, orange and earth colours, and add small details such as door mats or umbrella stands for possible visits.
Use the air fresheners of the season and sell your house with all the senses. The smell of cinnamon or red apples is very popular, and although the prospective buyer is not aware of it, the smell certainly helps make the house much more attractive.
Be careful to clean the windows, since in summer they can get very dirty, and if you have pets make sure you get rid of all the hair they have released during the hottest months.
Trust a professional
We cannot close this list without our star tip: Trust a professional. Find a good real estate agent who knows the area, has a portfolio of customers ready to buy, and can help you with home staging to make sure your house is perfect for fall.