Thinking of Selling In The Spring?
That means you have months to get ready for it. Here are a few tips for getting a jumpstart to putting your home on the market!
Get a Home Inspection
Getting an inspection done prior to starting the process of selling your home will help you prepare for any repairs that need to be addressed.
Have A Go At The Spaces You Don’t Use Often
It might be your basement attic or it might be a spare room that’s turned into a storage space. Donate, sell, or throw away the extra baggage.
Don’t Underestimate That Curb Appeal
From trimming bushes or replacing walkways – knock it off the list so you’re ready to go in the spring. Even a fresh coat of paint on the front door will bring your curb appeal up a notch.
Give Your Floor & Walls A Little Love
Maybe your carpets need replacing – or just a deep, professional clean, your hardwood needs polishing, and your walls need a fresh coat of paint.
Consult a Real Estate Professional or Stager
If you already know you will be selling, consider having your professional photos taken while there are still leaves on the trees. Talk to a stager to see what else can be done to prepare your home to sell.
A Head Start On Packing
Or at the very least, organize what’s already in storage. Pack up your summer-only items to keep them out of the way and store them in an organized space.
Our resident stager has a few tips to offer up when you’re getting ready to sell.
- use accessories and smaller pieces to update your home’s look rather than replacing the large furniture
- if you have any bold colors popping off the walls, consider repainting them
- remember you’ll want people to picture themselves in your home – be prepared to stow away a few of your personal touches (specifically, the family photos)