Spring is a great season to list your home. Warmer weather is on the horizon, our lakes begin to melt and more people are looking! With more people looking, seller’s markets are often created.
Before you list your home, here are a few tips to consider:
Many buyers decide very early on whether or not they are going to consider buying your home. In fact, many potential buyers know immediately before they even walk through the door.
Trimming trees and bushes so buyers can see the house and pressure-washing the driveway, front walk, house and patio create a clean first impressions. If you have dog, a “treat-free” lawn goes a long ways. Cleaning and painting the front door is also important because buyers wait at the door while waiting for their agent to open the lockbox. If the timing is right, a raked lawn and colorful flowers also provide very positive curb appeal. Finally, cleaning the windows creates not only a great view, but also another positive impression.
Sellers should go through all of their furniture and closets with an open mind and eliminate clutter. If you have a bunch of winter sweaters, you should pare it down to a few so your closets look bigger. Pack up anything you want to keep, and put it off-site storage because you want your home to look like it always has plenty of space in all the closets.
If you have a pet, clean the carpets and open the windows to air out the house. Clean or get rid of your drapes if they carry a pet odor.
A “spring cleaning” is very important. Foul odors such as smoke and pet odors can often be a turnoff for prospective buyers.
Here are just a few things to make sure you clean before listing your home:
- Wash your windows
- Dust your blinds
- Dust baseboard trims
- Clean appliances
- Clean shower(s) & toilet(s)
- Clean inside cabinets
Think about any prominent colors or window treatments in the home. If you have some “unique” colors, consider repainting towards more neutral colors. Everything from a fresh, bright coat of paint to new flooring to updated faucets or countertops in the kitchen and bathroom can go a long way.
If you know a home inspector is going to find something wrong with your house, it’s best (and often less expensive) to fix it first. If your home has been a little neglected maintenance-wise, you may want to hire your own home inspector before your home goes on the market so that you can make appropriate repairs before you try to sell it. If your home has a laundry list of “needs improvement” items from an inspection, it can lead to anxious buyers.
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