The time between April and August is well known as the top home-buying season of the whole year. Buyers are eager to find their dream home and make their move long before fall and the holidays set in. If you have been considering selling your home, now is the time to make sure it’s in tip top shape. Here are our tips on getting your home ready to sell!
Take the First Step
If you haven’t already gotten started with the beginning steps of selling your home, make this your top priority. Reach out to an agent and learn about the process and develop a timeline and plan of action. Get the ball rolling!
Declutter and DIY
Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your home before it hits the market. One of the best things you can do is declutter. Be ruthless – your home will be much more attractive to buyers with less stuff, and you’ll benefit from having less to move when the time comes.
DIY projects are also great to knock out in early spring. Any minor fixes you can do will improve your chances of leaving a good impression at open houses and viewings (but leave the big stuff up to the professionals.)
Start imaging how you want your home to look like for the ever-important photos. Brainstorm staging, lighting, and anything else you’d like to present with your home’s snapshot. Run your ideas over with your agent and do any prep work necessary.
Don’t Forget the Gardens
With the onset of spring, your gardens and yard may start to explode with springtime growth. Don’t let them get out of hand! Keep your gardens, patio, and yard trim to give your home the best possible curb appeal. The beauty of spring often attracts buyers to homes, use it to your advantage!
Bring on Buying Season
April through August is the ultimate time to list your house. The first step to reaching your goal is to be clear on what you can do to make the most of it. Now is the perfect time to get things in order before the best selling season of the year!