Secrets to a successful Spring property sale

Monday, April 8, 2019


We have put together this easy guide for getting the most out of your property if you are thinking of selling this spring:

Wash windows inside and out and polish all mirrors. Sparkle is free, and it sells homes. A spring clean for a spring sale as a potential buyer may not realize why your home seems so inviting but will feel drawn to it if the windows are spotless and your mirrors reflect sunlight. Cleaning is the first step in preparing your home for sale.

Tidy up the garden and trim the back bushes. Clean out dead leaves in your lawn and give it a good cut. Even if you are not green fingered and do not have a landscaped garden, a well-cut lawn will make a BIG difference. Don't let overgrown flower beds or bushes block paths or entrances. Cutting bushes and trees back will also let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Manicured lawns that are given an edge tells buyers you pay attention to small details. Diagonally mowed lawns make your yard appear larger.

Preparing your home for viewings. While the days of baking bread while the viewing is taking place may be a bit dated now, the reality is that if you want to sell your home quickly and for the best price then some staging is a must. Place some fresh flowers in the living area/s and this will bring life to the space and give a natural feel good factor. Natural scents are more appealing than artificial ones. Clear as much clutter away as possible. This is the tough 1 for many but all the data shows that homes with less mess sell far easier than those with piles of books, paperwork and clutter around.

Utilize towels, throws, and pillows in light colours like pastels. Even if it means replacing some items, most of them are inexpensive and easily purchased either online or from a local store. Soft spring colours are important to use and they will light up a room. Layer towels on bathroom towel racks and place rolled washcloths on the counters in a fashionable style where possible.

Make it a positive entrance for potential buyers. By ensuring there is a mat for wiping shoes and an umbrella stand at the entrance you send out a clear message that this is a house that is looked after and is cared for. No matter where you live, spring weather is often unpredictable. If it's raining, give buyers a place to stash umbrellas and wipe their feet before entering your home. Also establish early on if you what the protocol you prefer with regards to shoes on or off so the agent can manage this in an effective and professional manner.