Get your home ready for the Spring Market..

Get your home ready for the Spring Market..

The Spring Market is right around the corner. Here are some tips on preparing your home….

The Spring Market brings more competition than the Winter Market. Whether your home going to be new to the market or returning to the market after a winter hiatus, spring is the time that many sellers want to get their homes out there in time for the busy real estate season. As a seller, it’s important to start getting your home ready in advance so you can beat out the spring competition.

Begin Packing and Organizing Your Belongings

While it may seem crazy to start packing up your stuff before a sale occurs, it’s best to be prepared. Once your home goes under contract, things move quickly.  

Clear the Clutter

Prospective buyers are going to want to step into your home and see a place they can visualize living in and making their own. The best way to do that is to create a blank slate. Keep it neat, clean and reduce the amount of personal items and mementos you have on shelves and surfaces. The idea is to showcase your home without distracting from it.

Make Repairs and Improvements

The last thing anyone wants to do before they sell their home is to spend a significant amount on an extensive renovation; instead, there are minor repairs and improvements that can be made to make a home look fresher for potential buyers.

Here are a few worthwhile improvements that can be made without spending a fortune:

  •  Spruce up the Curb Appeal

You want to impress potential buyers as soon as they step onto the property or take a drive by. This means making the outside of your home look as appealing as possible.

Add some colorful plants to the front of the house, and be sure to keep the lawn neat, green and mowed.

You only get that one chance to make a first impression

  •  Freshen Up Paint, Front Door and Hardware

Something as simple as applying a coat of paint to walls and trim, or even touching up certain areas, can make a world of difference in the appearance of your home. If painting isn’t an option, you can give the walls and trim a thorough cleaning to improve the overall space.

It’s also a good idea to spruce up your front door, since that’s the first thing a buyer will see even before they walk in.

  •  Focus on Bathrooms and Kitchen

The bathrooms and kitchen tend to be a focal point in the homes, and buyers pay attention to whether or not they’ve been updated. Doing little things like re-grouting the tile on the bathroom floor, or caulking the shower and bathtub, can give a used bathroom a fresher look. Something as simple as a new faucet can also give your bathrooms and kitchen an updated look without breaking the bank.

  •  Let the Light in

Buyers want homes to be light and bright, so replace your light bulbs or even add a lamp or two to lighten it up. LED bulbs in the 5000+ area make a world of difference.

When your home is being shown make sure all the lights are on and the blinds are open. 

You only get one chance to make a first impression – make it a great one!

If you want personalized input – please contact me – I will be more than happy to speak and stop by and answer any questions that you have!

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