Preparing Your Home For A Spring SaleWed, 7 Aug 2019
It’s never too early to start preparing your home to list on the market for spring, the time will come sooner than you think. Ticking off these 6 steps now (or at least planning to do them) will ensure you avoid the unnecessary stress of a last-minute rush to enter the market.
6 steps to get prepared for a spring sale:
1. Clean & Declutter
Give your property that ‘spring clean’ that you’ve been avoiding for months, start from top to bottom and be thorough to make your move easier by beginning the packing process now. Empty out those cupboards you barely reach into and declutter any items you no longer need by donating or disposing of.
2. Eliminate any odours
A clean smelling house creates a positive image in the buyer’s mind so it’s important to neutralize odours around the house! With the warmer winter days we’ve been having, try to open windows and doors often, to let the air circulate around.
3. Freshen up the property
A fresh coat of paint on the walls and cupboards is a perfect way to give your property that instant facelift. Start talking to contractors now, to make sure you get booked in well before the spring rush hits.
4. Staging & Styling
Staging is an important aspect that can be done yourself or by professionals to modernise your home and increase its sale appeal. Think about how to make staging translate into a better sale price, for example aim to place furniture to make the room feel larger and more spacious.
5. Get an appraisal
Approach your local real estate agents for an appraisal to get a realistic indication of what your property is likely to sell for. A well-experienced agent will also walk you through a successful spring sale. Not all real estate agents are created equal, so make sure you do your research on which agent is worth spending your time with.
If you prepared early, you get to tick this one off too! Take this time to enjoy this new chapter of your life you will be embarking!
We are starting to talk to more prospective vendors about listing for Spring, so if you are thinking you’d like to do the same, reach out today and let's prepare early for success.