4 Efficient Ways to Sell Your Home this Spring
The colder months can be a tricky time of year for those looking at buying a home. And while there is great advice for purchasing property in the winter, it’s fairly common for people to wait to put in their offers until spring. If you have a house on the market, expect an increasing number of people to book home-viewing appointments now that it’s getting warmer outside. This spring, be proactive and quickly sell your house by following these tips.
Embrace “Spring Cleaning”
Winter has tendency to leave us feeling sluggish and unmotivated, so it’s easier to fall behind on our cleaning. Before you put the “For Sale” sign out on the front lawn, make sure to give your house a deep clean. Thoroughly scrub the windows, touch up chipped paint, clean the carpets… make sure to get every nook & cranny! First impressions matter to home-buyers, and trust me, they’ll notice more than you think. Remember: when there’s a promising opportunity for a quick house sale, a dirty interior may encourage someone to look the other way… and you definitely don’t want that.
Do the Necessary Inspections
Seasonal inspections are excellent practice for proper home maintenance whether you’re selling or not. Neglect could result in costly repairs while also decreasing property value, a harmful effect on fast realty sales. By making sure you’ve done seasonal roof inspections, checking on your HVAC systems, and testing smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, you’re saving yourself time, money and stress. Before putting the house up for sale, add these items to your “to-do-list” to avoid preventable headaches and draw-backs with your listing.
Effectively Stage the Interior
You don’t need to hire an interior designer for attractive home staging. All you have to do is ensure the house is kept clean & tidy while taking a little bit of extra time to create a warm and inviting interior. A great place to start is by adding pops of colour. Try adding a pretty flower bouquet as a dining room table centrepiece or a contrasting throw blanket or pillows for the couch to off-set neutral tones. Each room should look move-in ready so potential home-buyers will feel comfortable and happy when inside.
Remember the Landscape
The first thing someone will notice when viewing a house is the exterior of the property. Put out a great first impression through careful property landscaping. Make sure you cut the grass, weed the garden, and touch up any necessary paint outside of your home. Replace broken hand-rails and even do a fence replacement, if necessary. These are all aspects that could help with a fast sale this season.
Although these tips might seem time-consuming and stressful, if you’re looking to sell your house fast, then you need to put in the work. Of course, when you choose a dedicated REALTOR®, you always have guidance when you need it. Ask me how I can help you successfully sell your property as quickly as possible while still earning you top-dollar on the sale.