It is no secret that spring is the prime season to put your home on the market. As the snow melts in many places across the country and buyers are anxious to be settled in their new home before the end of the summer, April to June is the best time to put your home on the market.
However, you are not the only person who has his or her mindset to put your house on the market this season. The spring months see a significant increase in inventory and your home will need to stand out in order to sell quickly. Here some of our must-do tips for selling your home in the spring.
1. Spruce up the curve appeal
One of the main reasons why spring is such a great time to put your home on the market is that it is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the fresh blooms and green grass. However, winter may have been rough on your garden, so do not neglect to give particular care to your landscaping before you put your house on the market. Make sure your lawn is mowed, the leaves are raked, and that the bushes are trimmed not to obstruct the light or the pathways.
If you do not have spring flowers like daffodils or tulips already established, don’t hesitate to transplant some blooms to add some colors to your front yard.
2. Don’t skimp on spring cleaning.
A dirty home, no matter how lovely, will leave a wrong impression on the potential buyers — deep clean everything before any open house. Since natural light is of the utmost importance after the dark, dreary months of winter, give particular care to keeping your windows sparkly clean and the mirrors polished. It will look a lot better in the listing pictures too.
Keep your abode smelling fresh by opening the windows and bring the outdoors in by adding some fresh cut flowers like peonies in strategic places.
3. Upgrade your seasonal décor
Your home should be staged for showings in any season. Decluttering and keeping personalized items to a minimum can help potential buyers picture themselves living in the house with their possessions. It does not mean that everything should feel soulless and aseptic.
Keep your home looking welcoming by adding some tasteful touches of seasonal home décor. It can be as simple as some light-colored towels in the bathrooms, vases full of seasonal flowers, and fresh floral sheets in the bedrooms.
4. Fix what is broken
Make sure that all the fixtures are in operational order. Little inconveniences homeowners are used to, like a leaking faucet or a creaking door, might be a deterrent to potential buyers. A new coat of paint in a neutral color will freshen up any interior for a relatively low cost.
However, keep in mind that you are planning to sell the home soon and stir away from costly home improvement projects.
5. Make sure potential buyers feel welcome.
Something as simple as a place to put their muddy shoes and soaking umbrella after getting caught in a spring shower will help your potential buyers feel welcome and comfortable to explore the house that may become theirs. It will also keep things clean for the next visit.
Keeping some fresh drinks and wrapped snacks at their disposal are also sure to make their experience stand out in a sea of open houses!