If you’re planning on listing this spring, follow these four steps to get your home ready for the market.
2019 is going to be an amazing year to list and sell your home. To help you take advantage of the favorable conditions ahead, we’ve prepared a list of four simple steps you can follow to prepare your home for the spring market. Let’s dive into today’s tips:
1. Make sure your home is picture perfect. Given that 95% of buyers begin their search online, the photos you use to represent your property in its online listing will be crucial. Small touches like moving trash cans out of sight and removing magnets from your refrigerator will make a huge impact.
2. Start packing now. Sorting through items and deciding what to keep, what to store, and what to throw away will not only aid in decluttering your home before buyers are let in for showings, but it will also give you a head start on the moving process. Buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in your house, so decluttering and depersonalizing will be key.
3. Spruce up your curb appeal. Many buyers will drive by your property before they make up their mind to ask for a showing. Even if they don’t, the exterior of your home will still serve as their first impression when they pull up with their Realtor for an appointment. In any case, the bottom line is that your lawn should be neat, your trees and bushes should be trimmed, and your entryway should look inviting.
4. Update the back yard. Buyers who are interested in an outdoor lifestyle will be more likely to fall in love with a home that has an attractive back yard. Decks and patios should be staged just like the interior rooms of the house.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.