Prepping your Home to Sell for Spring
The housing market is heating up and for many, it’s time to list their home! Spring is the traditional time of year when people start putting their homes on the market. If you want to get ahead of the competition, now is the time to start getting your home ready. In this blog post, we will talk about some of the things you can do to make your home more attractive to buyers.
Cleaning and Decluttering
Start with a good clean and declutter. This means getting rid of all the unnecessary clutter and making your home look neat and tidy. Consider this a great time to get rid of things you never use and take a good inventory of what you need vs what you have. The more you can clear out now, the less you’ll have to bring with you when you move.
Take the time to do a deep clean during this process as well. Move furniture, purge closets, and go through all cupboards. Buyers are much more likely to buy a home that is well-maintained, has great curb appeal, and looks like it has been well taken care of.
The next step is to take care of any maintenance you’ve been putting off. This includes fixing broken windows, repairing leaky roofs, and patching up holes in the walls. By taking the time to fix up these things your home will show much better to prospective buyers.
The outside of your home is just as important as the inside. Make sure to mow the lawn, trim the bushes, and sweep the driveway. You may also want to consider adding some flowers or plants to add some color. Think of things that you find appealing when pulling up to a home and consider how you can add some spark and a pop of freshness to your exterior.
One easy way to make your home look more attractive is to add a fresh coat of paint on some exterior items. Think about things like trim, window coverings and the front door. By updating just a few small features your home will become instantly more visually appealing.
Update Old Light Fixtures
Consider updating any old light fixtures. You can easily do this by swapping out the old light fixtures for new ones. This is a quick and easy way to make your home look more modern.
Swap Out Old Faucets
Finally, you may want to consider swapping out the old faucets in your kitchen and bathroom. This is a cost-effective and easy way to make your home look more updated.
Taking the time to do a few updates to your home before you sell has the potential to make a huge difference in the amount of time it takes to sell as well as the price it sells for. Consider the small details you look at when buying a home and how they impact your decision and then translate that into updates you can make now.
Thinking about selling this spring? The Bryce Hanson Real Estate Team have been helping both buyers and sellers sell their home and purchase their dream homes. We’ve got the knowledge you need to help make your next sale a smooth and easy transaction.