Spring is upon us!
After all of Texas being hit with a historical winter storm only weeks ago, the season for fun, flowers, and sunshine is right around the corner.
Although our weather has always been unpredictable, the one thing we can count on is how fast things start to heat back up once the seasons change, and yes, that includes local real estate.
For homeowners trying to sell, the Spring season is the perfect time to get things moving and make a profit.
Although homes sell throughout the year, Spring is the best time to show off what you’ve got.
Let’s talk about how you can get the most out of your Spring cleaning this year-
Vamp up Your Home with a Little Springtime Magic
Spring is the season of open windows, freshly cut grass, bright flowers, and trees growing back their vibrant leaves.
That said, getting your indoor and outdoor spaces up to par for the housing market is a great way to catch a potential buyer’s attention.
Spring cleaning is much more than rummaging through old storage units and organizing your attic; it’s the perfect time to get into the details and bring your home back to life.
Where to start:
- Create a Plan of Action
Before you start cleaning out closets or digging up the yard, make a plan for how you want to improve your home’s overall appearance and feel.
Take the time to walk through your property (indoors & out) and make notes. If something needs to be repaired, add it to the list. If flower beds need love, jot that down too.
Leave no stone unturned.
The planning stage is your time to see what buyers see and make improvements where needed to ensure that your home leaves the very best impressions!
- Deep Clean Everything
Before getting into your improvement and repair work, make sure you take the time to deep clean your home, which means getting into all of those little nooks and crannies you’ve forgotten about and really cleaning.
Although your home may not be brand new, you want it to feel as close to new as possible, so be sure to dust, scrub, and polish from top to bottom.
- Follow Through on Improvements & Don’t forget to Paint
There is no time like the present when it comes to fixing up a home for the market, and some improvements may call for a bit more than elbow grease.
If you’ve got areas around your home that need repairs, be sure to address those ASAP!
You don’t want potential buyers thinking about work that needs to be done.
Installing new hardware (doorknobs, worn-out knockers, outdated doorbells, light fixtures, outlet covers, etc.) is another excellent way to spruce the place up without breaking the bank.
Also, throughout your improvement process, keep in mind that a fresh coat of paint goes a long way when it comes to making a home feel new and welcoming again.
- Make the grass greener on YOUR side!
For many, grass is one of the most prominent visuals of a home’s street view.
After all, grass does cover a lot of space, making it a great place to begin putting a dent into your outdoor workload.
The truth is, a well-kept lawn usually indicates a well-kept home, so it’s important to set positive expectations early on.
All you need to do is mow, weed, fill in thin patches of grass with sod, apply fertilizer, water, and maintain.
Your lawn will be right as rain in no time!
- Make Your Outdoor Spaces Shine
Now, on to the final touches and details of your outdoor space.
Once the big tasks are all out of the way, make time to plant and arrange flowers, lush shrubbery, and other mixed foliages.
After all, what is Springtime without bright, fragrant flowers swaying in the breeze?
Plants are a great way to make your home feel warm, inviting, and even memorizing from as far as the street view, and THAT is exactly what you want as a seller.
Store the Tools & Sell Your Home with Pride
Potential homebuyers can’t resist a springtime beauty ripe for the picking.
When the cold season is finally on its way out, viewing homes is much more enjoyable, and buyers get excited about envisioning themselves in a house that’s been loved and cared for!
Now that you’ve created a warm and inviting space for all to see, it’s time to get down to business.
Call Key Realtors today to make sure your hard work gets noticed by the right people at the right time. Our experienced team has the market connections you need to get the profit you want!