Spring is one of the best times to sell your home. May and June are great months for home sellers. Warmer weather brings people out of their homes to shop for and buy real estate. Families typically want to move over the summer when kids are out of school, leaving their education uninterrupted. Thinking about selling your home this spring? Here are tips to get it ready for the hot spring market.
Stand Out With Curb Appeal
The first thing people notice about your home is the exterior. Make your home sparkle by cleaning the windows. Rake the leaves. Trim the bushes. Put in some bright flowers. Yellow tulips and daffodils are highly recommended. Get your lawn taken care of so it appears trim and clean. Clean up oil spots on the driveway. For those of you with sidewalks and no front yards, make sure the sidewalk is clean, add some color with potted plants and window boxes! Clean out the gutters to avoid future issues during home inspections.
Polish the Inside of Your Home
Spring clean your home and make it shine. Dust from the floor to the ceiling. Polish the wood. Clean the mirrors. Vacuum the carpets and drapes. You’re going to need to pack your clutter away to give buyers the opportunity to look at your home to make it their own. Put out fresh flowers. Place matching towels in the bathroom in a spring color. Use bright-colored pillows and throws on your couch and in your bedrooms.
Stand Out Through Effective Marketing
You’ll need to make a great first impression with buyers by creating pictures of your home that are professional and inviting. Utilize professional video. Make sure your listing provides great information about your home. Try to see your home through the buyer’s eyes to make them fall in love with your house.
Buying a Home in the Spring?
If you’re in the market for a home this spring, know that it’s a seller’s market. You will have to be on your game to get the house you want. Here are two things you can do:
- Get pre-approved to show sellers that you’re serious. Pre-approval is when you’ve gone through the lender’s application process by proving your financial situation.
- Be realistic about your dream home. Understand your budget. Know where you’re willing to compromise. Have an idea of what you really want and what you can afford.
Real Estate Market Trends Affect Your Efforts
The Philly real estate market is expected to slow over the next year, which means sellers will have to stand out on the market. Work with your realtor to adjust your efforts to make the best sale. Contact Mr. Philly Real Estate to get started selling your home today.