Let’s review what you need to do to prepare your home for sale this Spring Season to ensure you make a nice profit.
Why Is Spring Typically a Good Time to Sell Your Home?
Any time you and your family are ready is a great time to sell your home. As long as you hit the ground running and get your home ready, you are increasing your chances that buyers will want to view your home. However, there are a few generally known reasons why Spring stands out as a good time to sell. Here are some facts and statistics to consider.
- Homes Sell Faster in the Spring: Homes on the market in May tend to sell 18.2 days faster and get 5.9% more money as compared to other months.
- Transportation is Easier and More Homes are in the Market: The warmer weather makes it easier to get from property to property. This is coupled with more homes on the market during the spring season.
- Spring is a Better Time to Move: People would rather not move when there is snow and ice on the ground. That’s why many of them wait for the spring season to house hunt.
- A Spring Move is Ideal for Families with Children: Spring is a good time for families with school aged children to move. It targets the move for the summer, so it won’t disrupt the semester.
- Spring is Ideal for Boosting Curb Appeal: The flowers and flora and fauna of spring make it a great time to take advantage of curb appeal.
How to Prepare Your Home for Sale?
- Declutter: Declutter to make your home look more attractive and more spacious.
- Make Small Repairs: Loose doorknobs? Leaky faucets? Now’s the time to get to those small repairs you’ve been putting off. If you don’t fix them, people coming to see the home will think they are a sign that there is more damage present. You might want to check our guide for home repair costs.
- Boost Curb Appeal: Spring is a great time to take advantage of curb appeal. Have your lawn tended to and landscaped so it looks it’s best for open houses.
- Do a Deep Clean: A deep clean will make your house look more appealing. It can also lighten and brighten your entire to make it appear larger.
- Depersonalize: While you may love your leopard print curtains and bright green sofa, not everyone will. It’s important to depersonalize your home so potential buyers can see themselves living there.
- Add a Fresh Coat of Paint: A fresh coat of paint can do wonders in making the home look cleaner and more spacious. When choosing a color, go for a light neutral. This will work to depersonalize the home while enhancing a large, bright appearance.
- Rearrange Furniture to Make Rooms Look Bigger: Your furniture may be arranged in a way that’s convenient to you. But doing a temporary rearrangement to open up the area will make the rooms look larger.
- Set Your Home as If You Were Planning a Dinner Party: This will help buyers envision themselves living in your rooms.
- Stage Empty Rooms: Staging will show how your spaces can be used. It helps increase perceived value of a room and helps build buyers emotionally connect with the home. Most importantly, according to the National Association of Realtors, staging is an investment that helps maximize the rate of return on the sale of a home. A recent survey from the International Association of Home Staging Professionals shows that staging helps sell homes three to 30 times faster than the nonstaged competition and can help increase the sale price by up to 20% on average.
Ready to Explore Selling your Home this Spring?
Spring is a great time to sell your home. If you are feel like it’s time, I will help you get your home looking it’s best for the coming season. Contact me to find out how to get the highest value from your sale.