With the weather starting to warm up outside, any tips for selling our home?
Spring is in fact on it’s way! The bright sunshine and warming temperatures will unlock our yards from their winter nap soon and it’s a great time to be focused on making sure the outside of your home looking great for prospective buyers. Curb appeal is critical to attract buyers – if your home doesn’t look great from the street, buyers (who often drive by before making an appointment to see a home) may decide they aren’t interested before stepping inside. Start with the front of your home and work your way back to your non-public spaces. On our sunny days, head outside and make sure you have cleaned out your beds from the fall. Rake out any leaves, trim back shrubs. Order fresh mulch to be delivered the first week in April. Keep an eye out for pansies when you are at the store and add them to planters out front. In early April review your lawn and make sure it is in good shape. If there are bare spots, have them reseeded. If you have large trees on your property, make sure they are all healthy and any dead limbs are removed.
This is also a great time to make sure your gutters are clean – gutters full of leaves suggest a homeowner isn’t up on their maintenance. Also be sure to have your windows cleaned inside and out. With the sun streaming in through the windows, squeaky clean windows are very appealing to a buyer. Take the time to put out your outdoor furniture and any warm weather yard items (such as planters). Be sure patios and porches are well swept. Step back from your home and see whether your paint is in good shape- – if there are areas that are peeling, have the scraped and repainted. Be sure the front door is clean and nicely painted. Remove all seasonal décor (Christmas wreaths and lights). Ask a friend to stop by and do a quick walk-around for any areas that need attention – a fresh eye is always likely to catch those things you have gotten used to and overlook.
The spring market is in full swing! Take advantage of the next few weeks and make sure your home is well-prepared for the strongest market of the year! If I can be of any service answering any of your real estate needs, please feel free to get in touch with me. Real estate is what I do!! Kathe Barge, Call or Text 412.779.6060
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