If you are one of the homeowners planning to sell your house this spring, you’re not alone. Spring is the busiest season for selling and buying a home for many reasons.
The pleasant weather makes spring a great time for showing homes at their best and makes it an excellent adventure to go out and view homes. People like to buy homes in the spring so they can move and get settled into their new house before school starts. And weather-wise, it’s the best time of year to move in.
With all those benefits and the popularity of selling in spring, it can be challenging to stand out from the crowd. Even in a seller’s market, it’s essential to put the time and effort into getting your home at its best to have a better chance of getting multiple offers and a high sale price.
We’ve put together a list of things you can do to get your home in great shape and be prepared for the spring real estate market.
Work with the Best
One of the most important things you can do in the home selling process is work with the right real estate agent. Look for agents who know and understand the ins and outs of the local market.
If you are selling your home in Oshawa, choose Oshawa real estate agents who have experience selling homes there and understand how to market your home in order to get the best results.
Clean Your Windows
Put your spring cleaning to good use and scrub those windows well, both inside and outside. Homebuyers tend to want a home flooded with natural light. It can be surprising how much light is blocked by the dirt and grime on your windows.
Making sure your windows are squeaky clean enhances even the dullest view and allows that bright lights to shine through.
Spruce Up Curb Appeal
First impressions matter in real estate. If your home looks drab on the outside, it will turn off buyers. Even if they still tour the inside of your house, they will carry with them the impression that the home isn’t well cared for.
Power wash the exterior of your house and make sure you’ve done some basic landscaping. Plant colorful flowers and new shrubs, or even just add some container plants to your front porch. Just make sure you don’t overcrowd it, and it’s hard to go wrong.
Freshen the Paint
One of the most affordable options for fixing up the interior is adding a fresh coat of paint. It gives your home a crisp and clean look and allows you to cover up any colourful walls.
Those splashes of colour might be right up your alley, but they can be a turn-off for homebuyers. A neutral tone gives buyers a clean slate to imagine what they would do in your home.
Follow these tips to get your home ready to sell this spring.