How To Prepare Your Home For Spring Selling Season
Spring has finally arrived and brought home-selling season along with it. If you have been waiting for the perfect time to put your home on the market, you’ll be glad to know that according to realtor.com, April 10-16 is the best time to list. That week is expected to have the perfect balance of housing market conditions that will favor home sellers.
You may be wondering what that means for you as the seller. To help you be prepared, I have put together this list of recommendations.
Talk to a licensed real estate agent
As always, your first step should be to link up with a licensed real estate agent. As your local expert, I can help you understand the current market conditions and help assess your home for necessary improvements and repairs. I also have a network of eager buyers looking for homes just like yours, so I can help sell your home quickly and for the most money possible.
Focus on repairs and improvements
As your preferred real estate agent, I can do a walkthrough of your home and help determine what items need repair and improvements. My goal is not to have you waste money on needless projects, but help pinpoint what repairs are necessary and what tasks can easily and inexpensively be completed. From giving your walls a fresh coat of paint, to changing burnt-out light bulbs, there are plenty of low-cost repairs and improvements you can easily make that will increase your home’s value.
Do a deep clean
If you weren’t already planning on spring cleaning your home, preparing to list should motivate you to get the job done! You want to present your home in the best condition possible, so it’s important to go beyond your daily or weekly cleaning. Consider hiring a professional to deep clean your home from top to bottom. Clean your fans and light fixtures, scrub the baseboards, and wash your windows. Hire a carpet cleaning service or rent a machine to remove any stains on your floor.
Remove clutter and personal items
Potential buyers need to be able to see themselves living in your home and this can be difficult if your personal items, photos, and knicknacks are taking up excess space. Before your home’s listing photos are taken, I recommend removing clutter and taking down personal photos and items. Consider renting a storage unit to safely house your items until the home has sold. This will also help you to get a jumpstart on the packing and moving process, as some of your items will already be boxed up and ready to move to your new home!
As your preferred real estate agent, it is my goal to help sell your home quickly and for the biggest profit possible. If you follow these steps in preparing your home, I believe I can help you achieve your real estate goals. Contact me today if you are interested in listing your home during this peak spring selling season.