If you want to sell your home during this year’s spring selling season, now is the time to get moving. It’s no secret the warmer weather brings out buyers who are excitedly looking for homes. Many of those buyers have the notorious HDTV syndrome and will be expecting that when they walk into a house, they will be wowed with a clean and beautifully staged home. To make sure your home is show ready, here are 5 tips to ensure your home will impress.
WRAP UP THE HONEY DO LIST
Knowing that your home will soon go through an inspection from a buyer, now is the time to fix the small stuff. You don’t want to lead potential buyers to believe the home hasn’t been well maintained. Take time to assess your home and identify all the little things that need to be addressed. Buyers see them all and that can lead to a lower offer and inspection red flags.
PULL OUT THE PAINT
While you may love your red kitchen and green bedroom, buyers may not have the same taste. Investing in just a few gallons of neutral colored paint will give your home a bright, open and clean feel.
GET THE CLUTTER OUT
Now is the time to assess what you are going to clear out, throw out, sell or donate. Removing the clutter and packing things away now will make the move out easier and will help you better show off the homes storage, sizable rooms and help buyers imagine their own stuff in the space.
TACKLE THE HOUSE CLEANING
Once the home is clean it is much easier to keep it that way. With a little dusting, rinsing and wiping, your home will look and smell its best for every visitor that comes through. Carpet and window cleaning might seem like overkill, but you should not skip it. The cleaner your home looks and feels the more at ease potential buyers will be.
THE OUTSIDE MATTERS TOO
While it is very important to make sure you have all your bases covered inside of the home, it is equally as important to make sure the outside of gets the same TLC. Make sure both the front and back yards are mowed and maintained. Clean up the exterior windows, spray down any visible dirt and cobwebs. Trim shrubbery and make sure to clean up after your pets.
Luckily for you, when you list with a COListings agent you can check several of these items off your list since they bring in a professional home cleaner and stager for you as part of their service. Make selling your home easier on you and contact them today!