September and October are great months to sell a property in Canmore. Families have returned from summer vacations and are settled into more routine schedules, and the holidays aren’t yet upon us. Here are some tips to help attract the autumn home buyer:

Clean up the Yard – Rake dead leaves and debris. Cut away any dead flowers or vegetation around the exterior of the house.

Make the Views Sparkle – Canmore is ALL about the views and windows easily become streaked with our mix of dust, rain and wind. Remove screens and spray them down, and make sure your windows are clean.

Check the Furnace and HVAC – You want the air inside your home to smell fresh. When was the last time you changed your furnace filter and cleaned your HVAC filter? Summer pollens and dust can clog up your HVAC filter.

Fireplace Prep – If you have a wood burning fireplace, put some logs in to show it prepped and ready for the buyer’s imagination of cozying up in front of the fire. If you have a gas fireplace, make sure the pilot light is on. Buyers love to turn on a gas fireplace when they’re house hunting, primarily to see if it works okay, but it also is an instant ambiance setter, especially on a cooler day.