Selling a house may seem complicated sometimes and, especially in the spring, you should pay special attention on how you will show your house to potential buyers to increase the chance of success. Many homeowners are unsure of how to proceed when selling a home in the spring months. With this in mind, here are the top six tips to selling a house in the spring.
When you sell a home, it’s important that is in great shape. Otherwise, a potential buyer won’t want to offer the highest price. To do this, you should call a local property inspector who can take a look at the foundation and other parts of the house. If you have trouble finding an inspector, contact a real estate agent who can give you advice on how to find a professional.
Prepare the garden
After a long winter, the garden may look dirty and ruffled, with all the dry leaves scattered averywhere. So you should clean out your garden and throw away old leaves and rubbish. Remember, plenty of people will check out the garden, so it’s better to make it look great in the spring. If you already have a nice looking garden, buy some flowers and place them in and around the garden. Flowers will give a touch of colour and they have a “magic” power to attract the people’s eye: this will excite visitors and help them see your home’s potential.
Porch and patio
People love the garden, as well as they love the porch and patio. Since springtime is a great time of the year to sit on the porch and enjoy the weather, you should improve your patio and make it attractive to potential buyers. Repaint the wood parts if necessary, clean the flooring and add nice cane chairs and table, to make the porch look cozy.
If you power wash the sidewalk and parts of the house, you can improve its appeal and excite a potential buyer. Think about it: when a person walks up to a house that was recently cleaned, they will be much more interested.
If you have a pool, don’t wait for the summer to clean it: prepare it in the spring, because people want to see how the whole property will look like in the summer and they want to imagine themselves while swimming in the pool. A dirty pool, with leaves and algae is not very attractive.
Open it up
When you show you’re house, you need to accentuate its positives. To do this in the spring, you should open your windows and let the sun shine through. The fresh air getting into the house, will make it more enjoyable, and also show off the outdoors.
With these six tips, you can sell your house in the spring with little effort. Remember, the competition is tough, and you will want to stand above the rest by doing more.