How to make sure you sell your house this spring?
So, spring is here and you haven’t sold your house yet. Don’t worry, now you can be positive the perfect moment has arrived! But, what should you do to make sure you’ll get to find your buyer one of these days? Here are some tips and tricks you could try this spring to close the deal fast!
According to worldwide specialists, spring is the perfect period of the year to sell a property. Inventory rises with no exception, each year during March, April and May! So make this year, your year! It is the perfect time to get the best deal!
However, make sure you understand that you cannot sell a house overnight; there are some minimum preparations you need to make, so it’ll stand out from the crowd. Spring is also known as the time when competition increases as well, so there are plenty of reasons to make it look in a tip-top condition too.
Many sellers overlook essential aspects such as their front yard, the place of the furniture or the smell inside the house. However, a good real estate agent can help you identify notable features that will increase your home’s value. The time to start improving the curb appeal is now!
Ways to sell your house faster this spring!
Location, condition and price! In order to improve the odds of having a smooth selling experience this spring, you need to take into account the above mentioned factors: location, condition and price. They all need to be perfect in order to attract the prospective buyers out there. Even though the price can compensate the location of the house, the condition must be a key factor for you! This will make an impact on the market!
Keep top of mind that prepping a house for sale cannot happen during one single weekend, therefore take advantage of the time left and put into practice some of the following ideas. For sure, this will bring in buyers instantly!
For a quick and painless sale this is what you need to do:
- Create a welcoming entrance!
Buyers gravitate towards great first impressions, so your selling process should begin when the buyer arrives at the location. Thus, it is essential for you to mow your lawn and make it look fresh. More than that, it is also highly advisable to buy some cold resistant flowers to attract attention. Remember – a well-taken care of yard shows that you also took care of your house too.
A fact is certain if you want to stand apart from the competition, you’ll need to put a little bit of effort into it. The first thing you should do is try to maximize the impact that your home makes on potential buyers!
- Spring cleaning around the house is needed
Get rid of all the frozen plans or dead bushes. You need exactly the opposite type of property appearance! Make the most out of this season with some fresh updates that will surely impress visitors. Trim your trees and bushes, so that buyers can actually get to see your house. Moreover, clean the dead leaves, thus with the sun shining and the flowers blooming you’ll just increase your chances!
- Declutter your closets
Winter clothes occupy a lot of space, so this would be a great period to start decluttering and packing some of the things you won’t be needing anytime soon. The more start doing with some time in advance, the better it will be during the period when you’ll have visitors coming in and out of your property.
Put in an extra effort and polish, more than that, bring in bright light and cheerful colors to create that positive vibe! The spring selling season has arrived so don’t waste more valuable time!
- Bring bright colors inside the house
Brighten up your house with some details that will just do the trick for you. Get some fresh flowers and some fruits in. Remember – spring is also known as the season when the nature is reborn; a colorful season. Take advantage of this!
Get in some vases of freshly-cut flowers, such as daffodils and tulips. This will go beyond the smell and brighten your rooms instantly.
- Research the market and hire a Realtor!
Research the market and get yourself some support. You need a good real estate agent with experience to make sure you finally sell your property this spring. First of all, you need to see what type of things buyers search for in a house and some efficient techniques that can help you make it look mesmerizing. A professional will surely be of great help for you.
Take your time and find yourself a real estate agent to make sure you start with the right foot. A great real estate agent can surely make the difference!
- Get some amazing photos, a virtual tour and a vibrant description
Get your home in top condition before having it photographed. A virtual tour is a must nowadays, but for sure, your real estate agent already knows this! Don’t forget that the photos will be your house’s main presentation to the world. Every online buyer out there will be persuaded or not by what he/she will get to see.
Before the photo-shoot, rearrange your furniture so that it maximizes the feelings of space and light. Don’t forget about your window coverings that should be neat and clean too. Clear away everything that doesn’t help you create a homely atmosphere!
- Get your home inspected
At a first glance, this may seem like spending more money than you actually want. However, getting the property’s major problems fixed actually does you a favor, so that you’ll be able to earn more profit later on.
See it as an investment. It makes a lot more sense to do the repairs before a buyer asks you to do. You won’t be needing clients to complain about your property. More than that, it is said that buyers usually decide whether to make or not an attempt to buy the house during the first minute they see it. So, make sure they have positive things to see!
- Start seeing things through the eyes of the buyer
Give your home a fresh look that for sure will impress its visitors. How can you know which ones are most appropriate? Well, get into your visitors shoes – what would you like to see? Make those cosmetic improvements before you list it! Hint: a ‘sparkling’ home cannot get any other result but attract positive feedback!
- Paint and make small renovations
As you don’t want to invest more money into this property, the least you can do is to add some style and some color into it! Small details will set the tone for the entire property. Get it into shape, thus you make sure you don’t turn off buyers from your doorstep. The main areas you should focus on are your front yard, your kitchen and your bathroom. Why? Because they actually sell the house!
- Wash your windows and bring in accessories
Make your house sparkle both from the inside and from the outside too. Nice and clean windows will help you accurately reflect your property’s current condition too.
Take advantage of this season of the year to refresh the looks of your house. The easiest way to do this is by getting in some colorful accessories such as some light colored towels, linens or sofa pillows.
Here is something you clearly did not know!
- It is said that the best season to sell a house is spring! Why? Winter has passed and more and more sellers want to get the deal closed.
- The best days to list your house is Thursday and Friday! Why? Buyers have more spare time during the latter part of the week or during weekends to search the market! Now it’s your chance!
- The best month to make an offer for a house is January! Why? Less competition and eager sellers!
- The best day to make an offer for a house is the first Tuesday of every month! Why? The beginning of the week is perfect because the weekend has passed when nothing happened; studies show sellers are more eager to negotiate. Is this true?
All in all, with a smart planning and a good strategy you can be sure you’ll have a smart and fast sale. Prep your property attentively before you list it and thus get more chances to actually close the deal this spring. More than that – make sure you have a knowledgeable real estate agent by your side, this will make the difference in the end of how fast you’ll be able to sell it.
Get a marketing magician and clean your house! It’s time to sell your home!
- Lisa Ross
Ha-ha! Great one!
Great article, don’t forget to fix the fences, they also took a beating this winter and add great curb appeal.
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Excellent quality article Lisa! A lot of these kinds of articles are not very helpful but this one stands out! My favs:
1. Find a good agent who’ll help you with staging. There are sites like Rate-My-Agent.com for this.
2. Get your home inspected. Wouldn’t you rather know ahead of time before you have an accepted offer subject to inspection?
3. Clean inside & out. People do actually ignore this step.
4. Photos and virtual tours. Again, people skip this step, but it is worth it many times over. Maybe Tour Wizard can help with this? 😉
Lastly, why no mention of listing it for free at Snap Up Real Estate? 😉