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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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