Flowers aren’t the only things blooming this spring, so are housing sales. Springtime, in fact, is the best time to sell a home. According to a 2016 Zillow analysis, the best window to sell is Mid-March through mid-April, selling 2 percent more than the average listing as well as 15 percent faster.
So, there’s no time like the present to start preparing your home for a spring sale. Here are four simple steps you can take to help get you one step closer to getting the coveted sold sign in your yard this spring.
Give Your Home a Deep Clean
First, you should give your home a nice, thorough spring cleaning. This almost seems like common sense, but it’s important to start with a clean foundation. Give each room of your home, including your basement and garage, a heavy duty cleaning to ensure your home is in tip top shape.
Declutter & Start Packing Now Rather Than Later
Now, that you have a clean base, it’s time to evaluate what you do and don’t need. By decluttering and beginning to pack now, you’ll make less work for yourself in the long run and make your home appear more spacious. Go room by room to see what can be donated, sold or thrown away. Some areas to start with are the garage, basement and any other storage areas in your home. If you aren’t going to need it in the immediate future, it’s safe to say it can be boxed up for your new home. Keep in mind, Crown Moving has storage facilities available for short or long term storage needs.
Don’t Forget the Yard
When selling a home, the appearance of the exterior of your home can be just as important as what’s inside. Make sure your yard both front and back is in pristine condition. Remove any debris, rake up any leaves and address any other yard work that you may have been putting off.
Tiny Improvements Can Go a Long Way
Now is the time to make small improvements inside and out of your home. Pay special attention to details when getting your home prepared for a spring sale. Little additions, like a fresh coat of paint, replacing door knobs or adding some colorful spring flowers to your yard, can make a huge difference in making your home seem more warm and inviting.
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