Spring home buying season is quickly approaching. If you have sellers who want to get a jump on getting their homes ready to go on the market immediately after the holidays here are some things that they can start doing now to make sure that their homes are ready to wow those spring buyers as soon as the buying season starts:
Sellers should always get their homes powerwashed before they go on the market. Especially before going on the market in the spring. Powerwashing will get all that winter crud off the house and make it look fresh and clean. Powerwashing will dramatically increase the curb appeal of the home and impress buyers as soon as they pull up the house. It is a relatively inexpensive way that sellers can make their home look new again, even if the home is older.
Spring home buyers will be expecting to see homes that have had some spring cleaning done. After the holidays sellers should start packing up their stuff and decluttering the house to get it ready for sale. After they have moved some of their items out of the home they should hire a professional cleaning team to come in and clean the house top to bottom. A sparkling clean home will feel fresh and new to the potential buyers who come to see it.
Think About Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is very important. Potential buyers can decide in seconds if they want to see the inside of the house or not based on curb appeal. Sellers should make sure that dead branches and brush are cleared out and that the lawn is mowed and tidy. Any outside work like the removal of dead trees or raking leaves should be done before the spring sales season starts.
Fix Those Little Things
There are always small things inside the house that needs to be fixed. Maybe the electrical outlet in the bathroom is faulty. Or maybe there are pieces of crown molding missing. Missing tiles in the bathroom or kitchen trim that needs fixing. All of those little things should be fixed before the house goes on the market. Winter is the perfect time to make a list of all those small projects and get them fixed before buyers start coming to see the house.
A new coat of paint is a must before selling a house. You may love your red dining room or cobalt living room but buyers won’t be able to envision themselves living in a home that hasn’t been painted. For springtime repaint in soft neutrals or pastels. Gray is the new beige when it comes to interior paint so potential buyers will be more impressed if the home is painted in on trend colors like gray.
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