Is Your Home Ready To Sell This Autumn?

Historically autumn is a really busy time in the housing market in Peterborough. Experts think this will be even more the case now. With people stuck in their homes during lockdown, more and more are looking for a new home. This could be a new home with a larger outdoor space, in a nicer location, nearer to shops or with space for a home office.

September and October are often the most fruitful months of the year for sellers. But, is your home ready to sell this autumn?

The Garden

Especially at this time, the garden is a huge bonus for homebuyers. Make sure you make the most of your outdoor space and make it beautiful. Whether this is a tub of brightly coloured flowers or a hanging basket with beautiful leaves, you need to make it look like a lovely garden. Seasonal plants will add character and life to your garden. Just before you have viewings and your house photos, make sure you clear up fallen leaves. These will be very common in the autumn months so you will need to keep on top of the dead falling leaves so your garden looks well maintained and cared for.

Natural Light

The autumn months do mean darker evenings. However, the autumn weather can mean darker days too. Call the window cleaner round to clean the windows. This will help let as much natural light in, while making your home look clean and tidy. Push back the curtains and roll up the blinds so natural light isn’t blocked from coming in. If you have viewings in the evening, make sure outdoor lights are on. This will create a welcoming feel to your home. Use the lighting inside your home to create a warm and cosy feeling, but ensure the rooms are well lit. A well-lit room looks bigger and more spacious.

Daytime Viewings

Make sure your home is available and prepared for daytime viewings. Some homebuyers will take the day off work to view a number of homes in one day. With little natural light in the evenings, a sunny day in September will also show your home off much better than an overcast evening. Don’t forget that the evenings will start to get chilly. Pop the heating on. This way the home is warm for the arrival of the potential buyers.


Many sellers think the autumn months are a poor time to sell a home, but it’s often a very good time. Sales will often go through quicker as people are keen to be in their new homes by Christmas. There is always a lot of activity in the housing market when the kids go back to school. Make sure your home is ready to sell this autumn. Give us a call for some more tips and advice for selling your home in Peterborough this autumn.

If you are considering selling or renting your property please do contact one of our experience property professionals on 01733 567123 or email us at We are a local independent Estate Agent who have been working within Peterborough and the surrounding villages for over 28 years giving us an extensive knowledge of all aspects of the property market. We work with a number of trusted supplies such as solicitors, mortgage brokers, building surveyors and tradesmen giving us the ability to offer our clients everything under one roof.

We hope to hear from you soon!