With spring right around the corner, many home buyers are coming out of hibernation and are getting ready to step into the market to find their perfect home. So if you’ve considered selling this spring, know that it’s a great time to move forward with those plans.
Here are some things to keep in mind if you want to successfully sell your home while flowers are in full bloom:
1) There’ll Be More Competition
The spring and summer months tend to be the most active when it comes to home sales. The change of seasons naturally sets up the mood for people to start thinking about finally moving into a new home. For families with school-age kids, it also makes sense to find a new place to live before summer ends so that moving will be less stressful and will suit everyone’s schedule.
As you prepare to list your home, keep the extra competition in mind. The best approach is to price your home right, from the start. With the influx of buyers and a competitive market, you won’t have to worry about not making a profit because you’ll often get offers above the listing price. Consider checking out open houses in your neighborhood before finally putting up your own for-sale sign so you can see what nearby homes look like, their common features or amenities, and what price they’re listed for.
2) Curb Appeal Makes a Huge Difference
Boosting your home’s curb appeal can do wonders to its ability to attract potential buyers. When the flowers come in full bloom and the grass becomes greener, it will be easier to sell not just a house but a total package. So spruce up the exterior of your home by cleaning up your yard, keeping the grass well-trimmed, and freshening up the fence, mailbox, and other outdoor decor.
Likewise, you’ll want potential buyers to picture themselves enjoying their time and making memories in the property. Entice them by bringing the outside in! Add or highlight the outdoor living area where people can see themselves having a sip of their chosen beverage while the kids are playing in the pool and they’re entertaining guests with barbeque parties. If you have the time and the budget, re-assess the space where you can add some profit potential into your property, such as adding a fire pit or revamping your deck.
3) Take Advantage of Natural Light
There are many benefits to having more natural light in your home. It has been proven to boost vitamin D levels and improve your mood and mental health. Also, it can help reduce your electricity consumption since you don’t need to flick on your light fixtures as often. And since there’ll be plenty of natural light during the spring, take advantage of it when you sell your home.
Natural light is also helpful in staging since it can make smaller rooms feel more spacious and pleasant. So open your windows early in the morning and let the fresh air in. If your home isn’t located on the “brighter” side where light is abundant, you can opt for projects such as painting your eaves white or installing skylights.
4) But You Also Have to Keep Your Home Cool
Depending on where you live, there’ll be a fair amount of heat and humidity once the drier weather comes. So there’s nothing more important than keeping your home comfortable and inviting for would-be home buyers that will come over for viewings.
You want to ensure that your home is cool and comfortable by keeping the A/C running and the thermostat set at a comfortable temperature. Buyers will also be able to ensure that the home’s HVAC systems are working efficiently. Having refreshments and snacks ready will also make a great impression on buyers who have been traipsing around town looking at properties in the sweltering heat.
5) You Need to Get a Headstart on Spring Cleaning
Putting your home on the market this season is the perfect excuse for you to get a head start on spring cleaning. Remember that the first thing you’ll want to do is to make your home look fresh and inviting to potential buyers. Spend time decluttering the living areas and depersonalize the space to allow buyers to envision themselves settling in the home. Try taking a minimalist approach with less furniture and decor. Aside from highlighting its best features, the environment and overall vibe of your home will be extremely important this season to get multiple offers and make the most profit out of your biggest investment.