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2017-02-10 14:41:14
Preparing Your Home for a Spring Sale

I’m sure many of you know Spring is the best time to sell your home. But, did you know that preparing your home for the spring market can make a huge difference – in both the number of dollars in your pocket and time on the market? It turns out, a little preparation can go a long way with homebuyers. What should you do to get your home 'list ready'? Take a look at a couple of quick tips to get your home ready for the 2017 spring market; you'll be glad you did!

Exterior

  • Keep your landscaping well-manicured and grass cut
  • Remove all yard clutter and unnecessary items
  • Apply fresh stain or paint to wooden fences and decks
  • Paint the front door and add pops of color using seasonal plants in pots
  • Sweep, power wash, and add a new mat to the front porch
  • Weed and add fresh mulch to garden beds
  • Add freshly-planted flowers to gardens
  • Power wash and/or paint the exterior
  • Wash all windows, interior and exterior
  • Clean gutters and downspouts; ensure all downspouts are securely attached
  • Ensure the key and lockset on all doors operate smoothly and properly

Interior:

  • Remove excessive wall art, furniture, and personal items
  • Clean, touch-up, and/or paint walls and ceilings
  • Shampoo carpets and deep-clean hard surface flooring
  • Clean and organize cabinets and closets
  • Consider a temporary storage unit for unneeded items
  • Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps
  • Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Consider purchasing fresh covers, pillow covers, and decorative pillows for beds
  • Buy fresh decorative towels for the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Buy fresh rugs for entryways, bathrooms, and kitchen
  • Place fragrant soaps in bathrooms

Click here for a printable checklist.

Would you like assistance preparing your home for the market? Give me a call; I would love to help in any way I can!

Or, if you just have questions, I’m here for you as well!

 
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