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                How to sell your home in Autumn

        Thinking of listing your home soon? Lyndsey Beckwith, Head of Estate Agency
              at Ralph Sayer, shares her advice to help you snare a quick sale.

             s the colour of the leaves changes, the   Tie in with the lovely seasonal colours of
             temperature drops and the nights draw   Autumn – oranges, yellows, reds and browns
        Ain, you may think Autumn is not the   can all create a really cosy atmosphere and
        best time to sell your home - but you would   just a few cushions and throws, along with
        be  mistaken. With  the  right strategy,  it  can   fresh flowers, can help you to achieve this.
        actually be a great time to sell and there are
                                                                                                                                                The Cairn showhome at West Craigs
        small things you can do to help show off your   Keep your home warm (but not too hot!) so
        home during the Autumn months.      that viewers are comfortable whilst looking
                                            around, and if you have a fire or wood burner,
        First impressions really do count, so look   have this turned on. Avoid strong fluorescent   Good things come to
        closely at your outdoor space and ensure   lighting which can seem harsh and instead opt
        you  enhance  the  kerb appeal  –  sweep  up   for warm lighting and table lamps.
        leaves and remove any weeds, jetwash your                                           those who don’t wait
        driveway, patio areas and doorstep and keep   Great marketing is crucial at any time of year
        your windows nice and clean.        and despite the duller weather, the right
                                            photographer will still be able to capture your
                                            home in its best light and showcase everything
                                            it has to offer. In addition to photos, there
                                            are so many fantastic marketing products
                                            available to really make your property stand
                                            out - your agent will discuss the best options
                                            for you.

                                            Plan in advance so that you can be available    Up to 105%                      or a Valuable
                                            for viewings during daylight hours, particularly
                                            if you have outdoor space – if you are working   Part Exchange        *         Financial Package          *
                                            and this isn’t an option, make sure you choose
                                            an agent who can handle daytime viewings
                                            effectively for you.
                                                                                            Available on select houses and apartments
                                            With these small touches and a proactive
                                            ESPC solicitor estate agent working on your     across Edinburgh, the Lothians & Fife
                                            behalf, you will see that Autumn really can be
                                            the ideal time to sell your home.               CALA.CO.UK/EASTSCOTLAND

                                                                                            *CALA will obtain 2 independent valuations based on achieving a sale in a 4-6 week period, part exchange considered subject to CALA’s purchasing criteria,
                                                                                            terms and conditions. Up to 105% part exchange available on selected plots and developments across the East Scotland. Other incentives available on se-
                                                                                            lected plots and developments across the East Scotland, subject to terms and conditions and not in conjunction with each other or any other offer. Visit cala.
                                                                                   for full terms and conditions and purchasing criteria. The image shown is taken from the Cairn showhome at West Craigs and features fittings,
                       For more from Ralph Sayer, visit or call 0131 253 2994.  decor, flooring and soft furnishings which are not included as standard in our homes. Images are used to suggest possible finishes that can be achieved in your
                                                                                            home at an additional cost. Please consult a Cala representative for further details.
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