7 Easy Tips to Prepare for Your Spring Home Sale
Spring is just around the corner and although listing now is a great idea, if you prefer to wait for the flowers to bloom to sell your home, here are some tips to prepare for your spring home sale.
Assuming your area is snow free, spring is a great time to update your landscaping, especially if you are selling your home! Depending on if you’re selling in the early spring or late spring, you may or may not be able to plant flowers. If you’re able to, go for it! If not, consider getting an attractive planter for your front doorstep.
As for the backyard, ensure the yard is tidy and free of any debris that may have been left behind last fall or flown into your yard during one of our classic oh-so-Canadian snowstorms.
Your windows have likely taken a beating from the snow, sleet, and salt that winter brings. Book an exterior window cleaning service with a local supplier. Bright, clean windows will give your home serious curb appeal compared to other homes on the market.
Declutter and Clean
As with any home sale, you should ensure clutter is at a minimum and your home is sparkling clean. Showing your home in the best light in your photographs and during showings is critical to selling your home fast and for top dollar. Aim for a spacious and bright interior to impress buyers. Here are tips for keeping your home in “show ready” condition.
Now is the time to pack away heavy throws, plaid pillows, and anything that says, “it’s cold outside”. Brighten your décor with fresh flowers, colourful textiles, and lightweight drapes. Here are some practical tips for staging your home for selling success.
Upgrades and Touch-ups
During the spring market, your home will be in competition for buyers with other homes in your area, so it is important to ensure any incomplete upgrades and touch-ups are completed in advance of listing your home. Painting over scuff marks and repairing dents in the walls is a great place to start.
If your home is a little dated, consider updating your kitchen hardware, replacing carpet, or repainting the home in a neutral colour to add some modernity to it. If your home needs a little more than basic upgrades, get ahead of the home inspector and buyer qualms by fixing these home problems before you sell.
Know the Market
Learn about the local market by exploring Purplebricks.ca to see what homes are listing for in your area. Compare finishes, square footage and neighbourhood to start thinking of a ballpark figure you would like to list for. It’s never too early or too late to familiarize yourself with your market.
Obtain a REALTOR®
The spring market is a busy time of year for most brokerages, so be sure to obtain a REALTOR® as soon as you know you want to list this spring.