Preparing Your Home For A Spring Sale

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Spring is here, so the home buying season is upon us. Now is the time to prepare your home for sale this Spring. If you are thinking of listing your home, being proactive will make the world of difference between a smooth and a rough home sale.  There are many recommended steps that should be taken when prepping your home for sale and a proper checklist can assist in making sure that all of your little ducks are in a row.

First off, start by thoroughly deep cleaning your home and I mean really cleaning it. Insufficient cleaning of their listed homes is one of the most common mistakes that sellers make when preparing their homes for sale. Your routine cleaning won’t due in this instance, as items that are missed or avoided on a regular basis due to time constraints may stand out even more to prospective home buyers fresh eyes when considering purchasing your home. Spending the extra time to make sure the job is done right will certainly reap the benefits in the long run. Sellers should not only clean interiors walls and scrub bathrooms down entirely; including tiles and grout, but also steam clean the carpets, and power wash decks and/or siding.

Buyers will most certainly be interested in the storage space that the home has to offer, so organizing closets and other storage areas would be a smart idea.

Another painful thought to most sellers is repainting their home, but a fresh coat of paint will go a long way in how the home is received by prospective buyers upon the first walk through the doors. If your home has accent walls or deep hues, painting them a neutral color will not only make the room appear more spacious, but will ensure that the home fits with any buyers decor.

Lastly, old appliances and damaged counter tops and cabinets can also deter buyers, especially if upgraded homes are a fiber of the neighborhood’s character.

I hope that you found these tips helpful in assisting you prepare your home for sale this Spring!