Spring is notoriously known as the time of year when people start thinking of what’s to come after a long, cold winter. It is also the perfect time of year to start getting all your ducks in a row, whether you’re considering selling this spring or what selling would look like in your future. Give yourself the gift of time. Time helps us make better decisions; doing it now will make future changes easier. Preparing yourself mentally for a move is as critical as getting your home in order. So, if selling is on the table, here are our five tips to help with the process.
This task probably seems overwhelming if you’ve lived in your home for a while. However, taking small steps will, over time, be much less stressful. Start with one space, tackle it head-on, and the rest of your home will seem more manageable once completed. If you’re unsure where to start or how to organize yourself, our friend Lisa Linard wrote a blog about steps you can follow to make de-cluttering less daunting, more efficient, and more fun: https://conciergehomesales.net/decluttering-on-a-deadline/
Assessing Your Outside Space After The Winter
Now that we’re looking forward to the warmer weather, it’s time to assess the exterior of your home. As the first thing potential buyers see when they pull up, curb appeal is everything. We recommend a few small steps to ensure your home’s exterior is at its best, including sprucing up the landscaping, cleaning up your driveway/walkway, and the importance of outdoor furniture. If you want to read more, check out our other blog on preparing your outdoor space for sale: https://conciergehomesales.net/preparing-your-outside-spaces-for-sale/
Patchwork And Small Paint Jobs
How do you spruce up a space without breaking the bank? Think simple upgrades: Paint, lighting, hardware, rugs, and accessories.
Paint is the most cost-effective change that goes a long way in freshening your home. Remember that paint is not just for walls – putting a fresh coat on your kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities can completely transform the look of a space. Swapping hardware on kitchen cabinets and vanities is also an easy and cost-effective upgrade. If having your house painted is on your hit list, consider a new color – most of us like to keep what we know.
Don’t forget the lighting. – It’s incredible how new lighting fixtures can transform and upgrade a space: front entrance, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, and baths.
Researching And Understanding The Market
With such fluctuations in the market, one of the most important things you can do as a potential seller is to have a good sense of what’s happening in the market. There is no one-size-fits-all when talking about the market and what to expect in your area, but good preparation and knowing what to anticipate is always the key to a good outcome.
Once you check these items off your to-do list, you might think, “What’s next?.” If you’re looking to sell on the sooner side, you can begin looking into who the right person is to sell your home, and this will also give you a clearer sense of pricing and how your home compares to others in your market area. If selling is somewhere in the future, you’ve already taken the initial steps to make the process easier and allowed yourself some time to enjoy the changes. Remember to keep up with your market research so you are informed once the time is right for you!