Thought it may feel like it, it’s not officially spring yet! The spring housing market is right around the corner and by listing your home now you can get ahead of the competition.
To make your home show ready here are a few things you should do before listing:
- Freshen up your home. After being closed up all winter let some fresh air in and get the dust out. Bring in some live plants or fresh flowers to help clear the air.
- Do some minor improvements – touch up caulk, paint the front door, steam clean the carpets. Address any issues that make distract from the overall appeal of your home.
- Remove as much clutter as possible. Pack up some knick knacks and clear out some family photos. Make the home more appealing to potential buyers by giving them a clean and organized space to look at.
- Do your research. Before you choose an agent get recommendations from friends and see who has been selling in your area. Interview several before making a decision. Begin thinking about how you want to price your home. Look at the competition as well as what has actually sold in the last six months.
By preparing your home for the busy spring market you’ll be a step ahead of the competition and well on your way to buying your brand new home! Set yourself apart by being prepared and your home will stand out from the crowd!