Spring is a popular time for the real estate market, as many buyers are eager to move into their new homes before the summer months. If you're preparing to sell your home this spring, here are five tips to help your home get listing ready:
Spring Selling Tip #1: Declutter and depersonalize
The first step in preparing your home for sale is to declutter and remove any personal items, such as family photos, personal effects like sports memorabilia, collections, and excess furniture. This will help buyers visualize themselves living in the space and see the home's potential. TIP: Even consider pairing down the clothes in your closet.
Spring Selling Tip #2: Give your home a deep clean (inside and out)
A thorough cleaning of your home can go a long way in making it look inviting to potential buyers. Clean the floors, windows, and walls, and make sure your home is free of any odors. TIP: If you spend all your time making the interior of your house look appealing, you’ll miss out on the profit potential of the exterior (yards, porch, patio). A buyer can decide if the home is for them within seconds of seeing the exterior. Keep in mind, buyers will be looking for ready-to-use outdoor entertainment spaces for summer.
Spring Selling Tip #3: Make minor repairs
The more well-maintained your house is, the more justification you have for a high asking price. To maximize selling potential, fix any broken fixtures, leaky faucets, and other small issues that could turn off potential buyers. TIP: Walk through your house from the perspective of a potential buyer and note the things that stand out or you would cause a red flag if you were purchasing the home.
Spring Selling Tip #4: Maximize natural light
Open up curtains and blinds, and add lighting where needed to help your home look bright and spacious. Natural light is a big selling point for many buyers, so make sure your home is well-lit. TIP: Take advantage of the spring weather by opening your windows to let the fresh air and sunlight come in.
Spring Selling Tip #5: Add a pop of color
Consider adding a few well-placed accessories, such as throw pillows or a vase of fresh flowers, to give your home a fresh, spring-like feel. But, be careful not to overdo it - the goal is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, not a cluttered one (RE tip number 1). TIP: Incorporate artificial sents cautiously. Too many plug-ins and candles can have an adverse effect and make potential buyers believe there is a smell you are trying to cover up.
By following these Nest Home Staging tips, you'll be well on your way to creating a beautiful, inviting, and marketable home that will appeal to potential buyers.
Get Listing Ready with Nest Home Staging
Ready to sell your home this spring? We stage homes in all conditions of the listing process! The great thing about working with the Nest Home Staging team is that we will work with you to bring the best solution to your home seller situation whether you need a full vacant home stage or just key staging recommendations on your existing furniture and layout.
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