If you want to sell a home for top dollar (and in a reasonable amount of time), you’ve got to do a little prep work. Especially in a competitive market like Port Liberte’s, it’s crucial to make your home really stand out from the crowd… and that takes more than just a “For Sale” sign in the yard! If you want to sell your home in spring, the time to start is now!
Start Now, Sell Your Home in Spring
Here are some ways to start preparing your home for spring selling.
Do a little painting
A little fresh paint can do a lot for giving your home a much-needed facelift! Exterior paint can make your home seem cleaner, brighter, and even newer. Interior paint can cover smudges, stains, or discolorations, and even help to brighten up dark rooms. Neutral colors are recommended, as they appeal to most buyers and won’t clash with your furniture or decor.
Think about what needs some work
Have you been putting off any maintenance projects—that drippy faucet, the squeaky stair, the drafty door? Well, now’s the time to stop procrastinating and start taking care of those pesky problems… before they cost you a sale. Remember, most buyers are going to request a home inspection—wouldn’t you rather not have preventable maintenance issues scare a buyer away?
If you’re not sure what needs to be fixed or what might be uncovered in an inspection, it’s recommended you hire a home inspector of your own. That way you know exactly what’s coming, and can even shop around for the best prices on labor and materials.
Consider minor updates
Even if everything’s working pretty well, you might still consider making a few updates based on the age and style of your home. Even simple replacements, like doorknobs and drawer pulls, can make a big difference. For bigger updates, focus on the kitchen and the bathrooms, as these are often primary areas of interest for buyers.
When making updates of any kind, it’s important not to go overboard! Big modifications aren’t going to pay off in the long run; instead, focus on smaller things like replacing countertops, resurfacing cupboards, updating flooring, or replacing appliances.
Let the light in
One of the best (and simplest) things you can do for your home is let some light in. For some rooms, that might be as simple as opening windows. For other rooms that get less natural lighting, you might want to consider increasing artificial lighting, perhaps with brighter LED bulbs or with the addition of accent lighting, like table or floor lamps.
Find a fantastic local agent
The #1 best thing you can do for your home—and for yourself as a home seller—is to find a fantastic local agent. A good agent will help you figure out all the rest: what should be painted, updated, modified, lightened, or left completely as-is. Your agent will help you price your home, market it, show it, negotiate for the best price, and finish all the closing paperwork.
Whatever you do, don’t underestimate the value of a good (and local) agent!
Read to Sell Your Home in Port Liberte?
If you’re thinking of selling your Port Liberte home this spring, it’s time to contact Century 21 Viewpoint Realty. We’re here to help you start getting your home ready to sell. And when it comes time to list, we’ll price your home competitively and market it to buyers willing to pay your price.