Springtime is almost here and that means prime real estate season is right around the corner. If you're thinking about selling your home, you're in good company. Our real estate agents are already working with many sellers who are preparing to list their homes in the coming months.
Want to make sure your house stands out from the crowd? You'll need to put in a bit of extra effort. Start with these six tips.
- Update Your Curb Appeal
After a long, hard winter the outside of your home is sure to need a bit of TLC. Make sure you put your best foot forward by sprucing up your landscaping and adding some extra touches to make your outdoor space more appealing. This includes:
- Raking the yard and trimming back bushes
- Keeping your lawn mowed and edged
- Planting brightly colored flowers
- Decorating your porch with a welcome mat, wreath, and potted plants
- Adding landscape lighting
If the home's paint has seen better days, go ahead and touch it up now. You'll also want to consider replacing your mailbox and house numbers. This will make the entrance to your home more inviting and show that you pay attention to detail.
- Spring Clean!
A thorough cleaning is always recommended, but to stand out from the springtime competition, you really need to make sure that every inch of the home is spotless. In addition to regular cleaning tasks, you'll also want to clean drapes, curtains, and blinds and make sure that the windows are clean inside and out. Make sure the floors are polished to a shine and all the mirrors sparkle. You may want to consider hiring a professional cleaning team as the results you'll get are often well worth the investment.
- Keep Things Light and Fresh
When you're selling your home, natural light is your best friend. Open the drapes and blinds and let the sun shine in. This will brighten up your home and make it look bigger. If the weather is nice, consider opening up the windows so potential buyers can enjoy the fresh spring breeze.
- Prepare for Spring Weather
If there's one thing we know for sure about springtime weather is that it's unpredictable. It might be warm one day and snowing the next and rain is always likely. Make sure you're prepared by putting out an umbrella stand and a sturdy mat for visitors to wipe their feet.
- Add Some Fresh Spring Colors
Consider buying some inexpensive decor items like throw pillows and blankets, towels, and linens in soft springtime colors. This will brighten up your home and make it more appealing. It's a small investment that's likely to pay off in a big way. Keep the theme going by strategically placing some brightly colored, fresh flowers in various areas throughout the home.
- Don't Forget the Little Details
This time of year, potential buyers are likely to visit many houses in a single day. Simple touches like putting out chilled bottles of water and individually wrapped treats can make tired buyers more comfortable.
These little details will leave a great impression and help them remember the positive experience they had inside your home.
Want to make sure your spring sale goes smoothly? Our experienced real estate professionals know exactly how to help you get an offer fast and for the right price. Contact us today to get started.