Spring is here, and it’s the home selling season. You will only get one chance to make a good first impression in real estate and if you want to stand out from the competition, maximize your sale price and sell quickly, your house needs to go on the market in tip-top condition for a Spring Sale.
As soon as the listing of your Spring Sale home goes live, the days on the market start ticking. In the current Internet age, with easy access to a lot of up to date information, home buyers will definitely punish any seller whose house has been on sale for many months.
Prepping the house rarely occurs within one weekend. It takes planning and a bit of time. If you are planning to sell your house during spring, below are 5 few steps you should take now.
It might seem counter intuitive to spend your cash on a property inspection, but you should know about the condition of your home.
If there`re issues – big or small – you should address them, it’s better to know about them early enough so that you can either account for them with a lower-listing price or remedy them before going to market.
The last thing you want is for the home buyer to discover flaws once they`re under contract. For example, the inspection enable’s you to know about your home’s nearly-dead heater or bad roof now instead of being surprised later.
You’ll get stuck paying more under these conditions than it would cost you to resolve the issues now.
As you are preparing to sell your home, you should think of it as an investment and begin to look at it through the eyes of the market and the potential buyers.
When you are trying to sell your house, the less is more approach applies.
Put away personal items and some of your big furniture. Put away or store all the things you will not be using until you move into your new house.
In the kitchen, you should make space on the tops of cabinets for the items you’ll want to use every day, but will want to put them away for the showings.
It is quite common for home sellers to make cosmetic-improvements before they list their homes.
Bathrooms and kitchens sell your house. You should plan to have the grout in your bathroom cleaned and have some of the walls of the home painted so that you can give it a fresh look.
By doing this, you also enable the potential buyers to more easily imagine how they can adapt the rooms to their requirements.
You should also take colour down a notch. You may like your lime green bedroom, but it might sour the buyers.
Paint the walls a neutral color which will appeal to a wide range of home buyers.
Consider painting kitchen cabinets, cleaning rugs or refinishing hardwood floors.
If you are planning to list your house in the spring, you probably already have a good local estate agent helping you by now.
Get advice and ask for referrals to do the work. There are lots of inexpensive contractors who can help spruce up your home quickly.
An important part of showing your home for a Spring Sale is staging. It can be done yourself or by professionals.
Place furniture to maximize the feelings of space and light in your home, with an eye to how rooms flow into each other.
If your decor isn’t cutting it, you can move your belongings into storage and rent furniture and artwork from a home staging service on a monthly basis.
Today’s home buyers have research in their DNA and most of them will investigate all they can.
The sale of your house is probably one of your largest financial transactions.
You should get a real-estate agent on your side early, and also make a list of the tasks you have to complete before listing your home for a spring sale.
Now is the right time to have these Spring Sale discussions.
A good strategy and some smart planning will ensure a profitable, quick and painless home sale.
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