5 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For A Spring Sale


This March, before spring arrives, is a great time to get the inside of your home ready to sell this spring. Spend this month working on preparing the inside of your house for sale, and when spring really rolls around in April, clean up your yard and plant some flowers to really make your home shine and sell quickly. 

#1 Arrange To Fix Small Issues Inside Of Your Home

The first thing you should do is go around your home and make a list of all the small repairs that need to be made to the inside of your home. When you put your home up for sale, any potential buyer is going to ask for an inspection of your home. You don't want the inspection problem to show a variety of small problems; this could reduce a potential buyers confidence in your home.

Make a list of everything that needs to be done, such as fixing the leaky faucet in the bathroom, patching a hole in the utility room, and repairing that light switch that doesn't work in your living room. Then, set specific days to do the repairs yourself or start calling up local electrician, plumber, etc and set appointments to make these repairs.

Fixing up all the small things inside of your house will help ensure that great offer is not derailed because you didn't take time to fix small issues with your home.

#2 Deep Clean Your House

Make a list off all the different areas of your home, and assign each to a different day to deep clean. Now is when you need to deep clean your entire house. 

That means taking everything out of your front hall closet, vacuuming the closet, wiping down the storage items, cleaning the walls and repainting any wear where the paint is worn thin. For your bathroom, that means scrubbing, polishing or waxing the floor, cleaning the cabinets inside and out, cleaning all the walls and ceilings, de-clogging all the pipes, washing all surfaces and doing any needed repairs. 

Deep cleaning means really cleaning each room of your house top to bottom, not overlooking any detail, including the walls, and fixing anything that is wrong as you go along.

As you go through this process, work on decluttering and de-personalizing each of your house as you go along as well. 

#3 Repaint Colorful Rooms

Finally, although it is fine to have a dinning room that is painted in forest green and a living room that is dark purple when you are living in your home, this could limit your potential buying pool. 

This March, repaint any rooms that are painting in colorful or unique colors. You should also repaint any rooms where the paint feels or looks dull or dated. Go for nice neutral color tones, such as soft taupe or gray. This will make it easier for potential buyers to picture themselves as the next owners of your home.

This March, don't wait for spring to roll around to get your home ready to sell. Work on fixing all the small internal issues with your home, repaint the walls more neutral colors and really deep clean each room in your house. This will get your home ready to sell when spring finally rolls around. For more information, contact a real estate expert.


27 February 2017

Prioritizing Your Wish List

After I decided to buy a new home, I realized that I probably needed to prioritize the things on my wish list. Since I am not wealthy, I realized that I probably couldn't get everything that I wanted out of a single home--at least, not this time around. Fortunately, I worked with an incredible real estate agent who helped me to figure out which type of property would pay off in the end. Finding a home took a lot of time, but I am really pleased that I found the right one. This blog is all about learning to prioritize your home hunting wish list so that you can have the home and financial situation of your dreams.