Selling in The Spring
Spring is a season of change and transformation. Aspiring homeowners head to leader's offices to get pre-approval for mortgages, open house and for sale signs start popping up around town. Spring brings warmer temperatures, bursts of color and longer days, new growth and a fresh outlook. If you are considering selling your home this spring these tips will help engage buyers.
As spring comes back around the yearly ritual of cleaning your home begins. But if you are considering selling your home there are some extra things you can do to really make your home shine. Scrub your home until it shines, de-clutter your space from all the fall and winter items that have been piling up. Reorganize your belongings, don't just shove them into closets. When potential buyers come to look at your home you want the space to be open and welcoming not bogged down with clutter. Closets are just as important; many buyers look in closets to get a sense of storage space.
Adding curb appeal to your home is more than landscaping, there is maintenance involved as well. Inspect and power wash the siding and sidewalks, wash windows, clear winter debris and prune trees and shrubs. Clean out the rain gutters, as spring approaches so does the rainy season, if your gutters are clogged with leaves and other debris that excess water can cause a lot of problems to your home. Test you AC unit to make sure everything is working properly and change the air filter. Add a fresh coat of paint to the front door, put fresh mulch in flower beds, plant flowers and other foliage for a pop of color.
Add Some Color and Light
Integrate floral prints, bright colors, or spring flowers into your home. Consider accenting with colorful artwork, decorative pillows, throws, vases or bowls of fruit against a neutral backdrop to bring vibrancy and energy into the home. Odd number pairings such as 3's and 5's are more appealing to the eye. Replace darker linens and towels with brighter more colorful ones. Open up the curtains and let the light in. Sufficient lighting gives the illusion of a larger room.
Bringing in the spring aromas is one way to ensure that your home smells amazing when buyers visit. Lemons are a great natural deodorizer that also add a splash or color and a pleasant fragrance to your kitchen. Open windows to allow fresh air to fill your home. Fresh cut flowers are a great way to add a fresh aroma to your home especially just before a showing or open house.
Hopefully these tips can help you create a lively, and welcoming atmosphere for potential buyers and get your home sold quickly.