Fall Home Prepping Reaps Benefits for Spring Sales

The East Boston real estate market was very busy between May 1 and mid August. While the market generally slows down as summer ends, we predict a busy 8 weeks beginning after Labor Day and ending around Halloween. The subsequent months, November thru March, should be relatively slow. With shorter days, and wet and cold weather, enthusiasm for moving usually starts to dwindle.

If you are thinking of selling within the next six to nine months, but are not prepared to sell during the remaining 8 busy weeks of the season, it is best to spend the subsequent November thru March months preparing your property as best as possible for a spring market. Service or replace old furnaces, de-clutter and simplify each room, empty attics or basements, fix broken window panes or screens, grout bathrooms, install GFI outlets in kitchens and bathrooms, remove any asbestos, refinish hardwood floors, clean or replace carpets, paint walls and ceilings, fix leaky roofs, and obtain certificates of lead paint compliance for rental units. Spending between $1,000 to $10,000 during the late fall and winter months to make a property more presentable will enable a faster sale and a higher price during the busier April thru October selling months.

Please check back as we continue to update you on East Boston real estate happenings.  To see all our listings, or to search MLS properties, head to the Tony’s Realty Website.

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