Spring is typically the busiest season for buying and selling homes! Most Realtors, including me, will tell you in order to get the highest price and minimize time on the market, “Sell in the Spring!” Here are a few tips to prepare your home for selling:
- Spring Cleaning – Get rid of the clutter, organize your closets and clean out your cabinets. If you don't use it, get rid of it!
- Tackle some of those home maintenance projects that you have been putting off such as cleaning base boards, doors, window seals and walls. If it is broken, fix it! Small repairs such as a runny toilet or faucet that leaks may not bother you but they may turn off a potential buyer.
- Pay attention to your draperies, curtains and blinds. If they are dirty, take them down and clean them.
- If your kitchen appliances are old and out-dated, consider replacing them with new ones. If your kitchen cabinets are old and showing wear but you can't afford to renovate, consider painting/staining them and changing the knobs and handles.
- For your bathrooms, consider replacing old fixtures with new ones, you can find some beautiful, inexpensive fixtures at your local hardware store.
- Fresh paint really brightens up a house and brings out its beauty. Consider painting an accent wall in some of the rooms.
- On the exterior, go ahead and power-wash the entire home including the driveway to get rid stains and debris. Rake up the leaves and dead branches, remove any plants that did not survive the winter. Fertilize and seed your lawn to promote health growth, trim your trees and shrubby. Curve appeal is essential, if potential buyers are turn off by the looks of the exterior, they may never enter your home.
- Everything looks better in the sunlight! Open your drapes or blinds to let the sunlight in! Stock up on spring flowers, fill a windowsill with tulips, crocus or daffodils. Fresh flower on the inside or outside will truly enhance the beauty of your home!
For other tips or if you just want to talk to me about ideas for selling your home, feel free to contact me. No pressure, we will just talk!