Although it’s still winter, it’s never too soon to begin the process of preparing your home for the spring selling season. Here are a few tips to give you a jump start on attracting those prospective buyers this spring!
1. Complete a thorough spring cleaning
A clean and uncluttered house will make it easier for your prospective buyers to visualize living in it. Create a blank slate by de-cluttering and depersonalizing your home as much as possible. The idea is to showcase your home without distracting from it.
2. Make needed home improvements
Complete those home improvement projects that you have been putting off. Fix peeling paint, get your carpet cleaned professionally, replace cracked tiles, clean grout, and replace roof tiles that are damaged or missing. These repairs and improvements may seem minor but will give the impression that your house has been well-maintained and give a fresh and neat appearance to buyers.
3. Enhance your curb appeal
When the weather begins to get warmer is a good time to start enhancing the exterior of your home. Tackle exterior repairs and landscaping including cleaning gutters, raking the lawn and trimming shrubs. Put out pots of flowers or plant annuals that will brighten up the exterior of your home.
4. Request a Comparative Market Analysis
Once you have decided to put your home on the market, you will want an estimate of your home’s value from a trusted expert. A Keefe Real Estate Agent can provide this report at no cost to you. The analysis will give you an idea of how much your home is worth based on recent home sales in your area. This tool is an important step to determining the appropriate asking price when it comes time to list your house.
Selling your property can be both exciting and stressful, but with advance preparation and thorough planning you will be ready. Having your home in tip top shape will help you receive the best sale price possible!