The spring real estate market is a great time to be selling a home. Just because your spring market doesn’t begin until April doesn’t mean you should wait to prepare for the sale of your home.
Improve your home
You don’t need to do major, expensive renovation projects before you sell but it’s always a good idea to improve your home just by making minor repairs and improvements that will make your home look fresher to buyers. Little things like replacing the caulk and grout in your bathroom, updating old or rusted ceiling fans and light fixtures, and changing switch plates, doorknobs and other hardware will help you to get the clean and neat appearance buyers are looking for.
Clean your home
Buyers want to see a fantasy version of your house, in which they can envision living. Once your home is on the market you’ll need to keep it as neat as possible. This is why it’s important to clean your home more than you normally do. Clean the windows, cobwebs, sliding door tracks, light bulbs (change the ones that need to be changed), countertops, floors, mirrors, ceiling fans, light fixtures and more. You just need to clean absolutely everything. Pay special attention to your windows. Make them gleam and sparkle. Winter has a way of making glass dirty and dingy. You want them to be crystal clear so the sun can shine through. It’s also important to take some time to reorganize your bookshelves and closets. This will cost you no money and will make your home looks better. Get rid of those books and clothes you don’t need anymore.
Get the best real estate agent to sell your home
If you’re selling a home, a good real estate agent will help you set the right price, market the home professionally, qualify the buyers, and expertly negotiate and finalize the deal. A great seller’s agent has long experience with recent sales and can walk a tightrope, balancing optimism with realism, diplomacy with brutal honesty.
Don’t forget, it’s never too early to get your home ready for the spring market!