The beginning of spring marks a frenzy of buying and selling of homes across the country. As you navigate the spring real estate market, you will notice increased competition regardless of which side of the transaction you are on. So, how can you take advantage of this busy and frantic period of real estate activity as a seller? Our real estate agents have pieced together five effective ways to stand out in the spring market.
- Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
It's up to you to make sure that you don't turn the buyer off before they even walk through the door. Clear the clutter in and outside your property when you are trying to sell your home. This will improve curb appeal and focus on the property instead of the huge piles of clutter by the entryway.
- Remove Possessions
The goal of staging your home for potential buyers is to help them imagine themselves in the home. Too much of your possessions and items in the house will only make that difficult. Pare down on your possessions to eliminate clutter. Go through your closet and furniture with a discerning eye to remove any items that may be cluttering the spaces in your home. This includes personal effects such as sports memorabilia and other collections.
- Set Out Fresh Flowers
Setting out fresh flowers is one of the best ways to bring life into a home. Flowers bring color and fragrance indoors, an essential aspect of proper home staging. Freshly cut peonies or lilacs will bring a natural scent to your space and make the home more appealing, not to mention safer for those susceptible to allergies.
- Open Up Your Home
Open the windows and curtains in your home to let in natural light and a breath of fresh air in the house. Illuminating your home with bright light from the sun will make your space look more significant and aesthetically pleasing. The fresh spring breeze will also make your house smell and feel vibrant. You can add table and floor lights to darker areas if natural light is not enough. Be sure to clean drapes, curtains, and linens and get rid of all accumulated dust and spider webs.
- Do Pre-Inspection Repairs
You will not be able to set a high asking price if your home needs a lot of repairs. Hire a home inspector to inspect your house and make sure that repairs are done accordingly before your home goes into the market. Getting these repairs done assures potential buyers that you have been taking good care of your property.
The spring season is quickly approaching, and if you are looking to put your home in the market, this is the best time to start getting prepared. Have questions about listing your home among the other Raleigh homes for sale? Contact us for more information on how to sell your home this spring.