Just as bears come out of hibernation in the spring, so do home buyers. With the longer days, and relaxed schedules as the kids are out of school, the spring and summer are popular times to put a home on the market. In order to stack up to the competition, you’re going to have to pull out all of the stops to get eyes on your house.
Your first step is to get a realtor. The right realtor can work with you to prepare your home for a competitive selling season. The folks on the Brendan Sanford Team have the expertise and inside knowledge to help you prepare for the season and get an edge on the competition.
Create a timeline
First, decide on a listing date. By working with a seasoned realtor you can establish a realistic timeline to help you be well prepared by the time you put your house on the market. A realtor can help you research the market and set a competitive price that reflects the value of your home. Your realtor can also help you prepare for an inspection. With a member of the Brendan Sanford Team, you can navigate all of the ins and outs of the home selling process and relieve some of the stress of selling in a competitive market.
Make repairs and updates
Check with your realtor about the repairs and updates that may be necessary. With an in-demand market, consulting with your realtor helps to ensure that you focus only on what’s necessary. You’ll be surprised at how minor changes can perk up your home. Simple tasks like fixing loose handles, changing bright walls to neutral colors, and fixing scuff marks can make a difference. Even fresh plants can help revitalize your home. Your realtor can also provide insight on popular features of homes in your area, so you can be advised of what home buyers are attracted to.
Boost your curb appeal
The outside of the home is the first thing that people see. Just like with repairs, small changes can make a big difference. If April showers bring May flowers, add a few of those flowers to the front yard for a bright, eye-catching look. Upgrading a mailbox, painting and/or decorating the front door, and upgrading exterior lighting are just a few things you can do to amp up the curb appeal with just a little effort. The Brendan Sanford Team can provide expert advice to help your small changes go a long way.
Bonus tip: Spring cleaning
Don’t stop at curb appeal. Take the time to remove the clutter and deep clean your home’s interior. Remove personalization before staging your home. The Brendan Sanford Team has the experience to help you competitively stage your home during the spring/summer selling season.
Have specific questions about selling? Give us a call to discuss your individual needs.