Spring is here, so of course I'm sure you're starting to see lots of 'FOR SALE!' signs popping up across your neighbourhood.
For many years, spring has been the go-to time of year for homeowners to list their homes. Spring certainly has its ups and downs in the real estate world, weather is getting warmer, everyone is brushing off the winter blues and thinking of bluer skies..... and getting into bidding wars...
Yes, spring can be pretty competitive in the world of real estate, and for sellers, this is usually a great opportunity to wrangle up their trusty realtor and get that home sold!
Here are a few tips to keep your home looking perfect for showings and open houses!
You probably don't need me to tell you this, but the less cluttered your home is, the bigger and brighter it will be! And buyers love that!
SPEAKING OF BRIGHTER...
A fresh coat of paint goes a long way! Kick those dark rich colours to the curb. As gorgeous as they are for your personal design taste, you want to keep your spaces bright and neutral so that potential buyers can create a vision of their life in the home!
AND SPEAKING OF VISION....
It's pretty tough to envision yourself in a home full of someone else's family staring at you all day... Tuck away the family photo's for a while, I promise you can hang them floor to ceiling in your new home ;)
AND ABOUT THAT NEW HOME OF YOURS...
Keep in the back of your mind how you would like to view a potential new home as you prepare yours to list...
CURB APPEAL IS KEY!
Curb appeal is a pretty big deal when it comes to selling your home! Think of it as the first impression a potential buyer gets when they view your home! Its generally the first photo they will see on an MLS listing and can be one of the major reasons a buyer is drawn to a listing! Would you swipe right on a photo of a sloppy looking dingy date with overgrown hair and a messy appearance? Sure, their personality might be great, but its not very enticing is it?
KEEP IT TIDY!
Get your family on the same page to ensure your home is tidy and showing ready, because showings can happen at the drop of a hat!
Now I know this all seems very tedious and annoying, but trust me when I say, with the right realtor and a thriving spring market, this wild clean freak, yelling at your kids every 3 minutes to pick their shit up, considering selling the dog to get rid of the burden of his hair, may very well only last a few days!