Spring might seem like a thousand years away from now but I can promise you that it is on its way. All those great things that come with it like blooming flowers and warm winds will be here before you know it. It also is a perfect time for you to sell your house and move on to the next chapter in your life. So what are you going to do to prep your home for the spring market? That’s where I come in! After selling homes for years, I have come across some of the best ways to get your house primed for hitting the market this spring. Follow these steps and I assure you that you are going to have a successful sale.
Clean out all clutter
Nothing will make your house look worse to potential buyers than tons of unnecessary clutter in every corner. When your house is covered in a sea of jumbled items, it just looks like a rats nest. People don’t want to come into a home and move around mountains of unneeded junk. Regardless of when you are planning on selling your home, the first thing you need to do is get rid of all that unneeded stuff that is slowly swallowing your home. Luckily, there are a number of easy and effective ways to allow yourself to go through it all rather quickly. Spring cleaning is the perfect excuse to finally get it all out the door. If you are selling in the spring you need to take it to the next level and remove all the clutter from your home.
Step up your Curb Appeal
The best thing about spring is that it brings in some gorgeous weather after a cold winter. All the plants burst back to life and the animals return from their winter dens. It also is the perfect time to step up your curb appeal. Curb appeal is one of the most important aspects of a home when it comes to a sale. No matter how amazing your home is on the inside if it looks trashy on the outside, it will be a deal breaker. Clear all fallen debris from your property, give your home’s exterior a good cleaning, and make sure all pathways to and from the house are easy to use. An afternoon of yard work makes the difference between a deal falling through or a successful sale.
Get rid of winter colors and decor
I know you love keeping those reindeer up long after Santa has retired to the North pole and I’ll admit, they do look great in your living room. That being said, it’s time for those little fellas to go back into storage. Once spring has sprung, no one wants to be reminded of winter and besides, the colors and decor that look great in one season don’t in another one. For example, would a jack-o-lantern and bat display look good in the middle of July? Probably not, so why would you keep out what just screams winter in spring? When you decide to sell in this season, drop anything that will remind people of that ice cold one and lighten up your home by bringing in some of those gorgeous spring colors and decorations.
Make your Home easy to show
Nothing is more frustrating than when you show off a home to potential buyers and it feels like you are navigating a jungle. That’s why it is so important that your home is made to be easy to move through so that in turn easier to show. Not only this, but it also lets people see just how spacious and gorgeous your home’s interior can be. It doesn’t matter if you are selling your tiny condo or a mansion big enough for King Kong to live in, people need to see it’s space. This allows them to imagine putting their stuff in the house and how they can best take advantage of what a house has to offer. Are the buyers people who like to entertain often and need a clear path to get around the kitchen? Perhaps the person that walked through to door hosts their family every holiday so they’d like to have a large living room. Either way making your home easy to show is key to getting it sold.
If you are selling your home in the spring, these are the must follow tips to make sure you have a successful sale. Clean out all your clutter, step up your homes curb appeal, clear out all the winter colors and decor, and make sure that your home is easy to show off. Spring is the perfect time to sell, so if you are ready to put your home on the market, give me a call! With years of experience under my belt, I am the perfect real estate agent for you. I have some gorgeous homes listed and will help you with every step of the process of selling your home. Don’t wait, let me help you sell your home today. For more great tips on real estate, check out my blog.