Thinking of selling your home this spring? Here are a few tips to get it ready for the 2020 season!
1. Clean Up and Clear Away
One of the best things you can do before you put your home on the market is to clear your space (both inside and out!) and depersonalize it as much as possible. Potential buyers will envision themselves in your home when they come to tour it. Putting away personal belonging such as family photos, sports memorabilia, and clutter will help keep your home neat and looking its best. Your efforts will go a long way, particularly in the bathroom and the kitchen where buyers see the most value.
2. Make Necessary Repairs and Small Upgrades
Are there a few things you’ve been putting off fixing? Now’s the time to address them. A few minor repairs can really freshen up a space for buyers. Focus on small projects, like letting in natural light, replacing any bulbs or fixtures, touching up paint, or regrouting around a bathtub.
Consider painting your kitchen cabinets or replacing the hardware with contemporary pieces to appeal to modern buyers. Taking off the cabinet doors to create open shelving can also really open up the feeling in the kitchen. In the bathroom, consider brightening up the room with a fun accent wallpaper or new fixtures.
3. Interview Realtors®
Selling a house takes time and effort, and you want a local expert who knows the market and can provide you with the tools to close the deal. A great Realtor® will help you price your home through a comparative market analysis of your home. They can also assist you with marketing, home staging, showings, open houses, and more. A full-service Realtor® will showcase your home through a comprehensive marketing campaign informed by market data and personal experience. Take the time to interview a few before choosing one to sell your home.