Spring is an ideal time for you to sell your home. The sunny weather and the longer daylight hours make it appealing for people to go house hunting. It's also the perfect season to buy a house before the start of the new school year and the winter period. With a lot of potential buyers roving about as well as sellers doing open houses, the competition can be quite high. With that, you'd need to prepare your home in a way that will draw in great buyers.
How do you get your home ready for the spring selling season? Here are some tips to help you focus on areas that matter the most.
Enhance the interior
Staging your property helps you to pick out specific buyers as well as set a better price for your home. You can do the staging sometime in February and you can ask help from your agent in determining how much you would set for your home when you list it in the market. To focus attention on your property's top features, you could rent furniture and other additional accessories such as artworks and personal collections. You can also remodel some rooms into an office or nursery depending on your target buyer. Allow natural light to get in by drawing back the blinds and curtains and then add natural elements like fresh flowers and other houseplants.
You might also want to declutter house items you're not using. When you declutter, it will make the home more spacious and allow potential buyers to imagine how they would personalize the home themselves. Everything in the house should be in good condition and neatly arranged. Remove cobwebs, steam clean the carpet, clean the windows and other fixtures. Lastly, you would want to pay close attention to the bathroom and kitchen.
Clean the exterior
Many buyers decide within seconds of seeing the outside of a home if the property is right for them. To make a good first impression, tidy up your front and back yard once the weather becomes more tolerable. You can start taking out clutter and other unattractive items like worn-out furniture. Clean up your driveway and look for any debris that winter might have left behind. Springtime has the perfect weather for sitting outside, so you might want to improve on how to make your porch or patio comfortable for the buyers.
Do pre-inspection repairs
Try to take a tour of your own home and imagine yourself in a buyer’s shoes. To have an objective look, try to ask yourself these questions: Are there leaky taps? Are there faulty switches? Are there loose doorknobs? Are the paints peeling off the walls? These are some important questions to help you notice any defect or flaw in the interior of your home. If your house is well-maintained, then it will explain your high asking price. If not, the buyer’s home inspector will advise of the repairs needed which will eventually reduce your profits.
Before putting your property to the market, you can hire your own home inspector to check the following areas: HVAC, plumbing, mold and mildews, interior appliances, electrical, roof conditions, structure, and foundation, etc. The repair costs beforehand can just be recovered when you're able to set a high asking price later.
Hire an expert
Working with a real estate agent is very beneficial in selling your home quickly for top dollar. They understand the real estate market very well. They will work closely with you not only in the sales but also in staging and preparing your property for the spring sale. They can give you tips on the current home trends as well as what buyers look for when they tour homes. Their priority will be making sure your property will stand out during the busiest time in the market. They can also tell you if you have the accurate value for your home and help make sure you have a smooth process in dealing with the contracts and other paperwork.
Spring is one of the busiest times in the real estate market. You have an increased chance of achieving a successful sale in spring if you'll prepare your property in the right way. As mentioned earlier, some practical steps you can take are accessorising for an enhanced interior, cleaning up the exterior to maximize curb appeal, doing maintenance repairs as well as an effective marketing, and working closely with an experienced real estate agent.
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