There’s no doubt about it: spring is a great time to sell your home. The milder weather brings home buyers out in full force, which provides sellers with many opportunities to show off their properties. On the flip side, your house or condo will face plenty of competition this season. To ensure that it stands out amongst the many other homes on the market, you’ll want to pull out all the stops.
If you’re hoping to make a quick and profitable sale within the next couple of months, check out our quick guide to preparing your home for the spring market…
Ditch the clutter
A thorough spring cleaning will set the scene for the rest of your home preparations. Start by getting rid of as much clutter as possible. Go room-by-room and sort any items that you no longer need into groups—those you’ll give away to friends and family, those you’ll donate to charity, and those you’ll toss out. Decluttering can seem like a daunting task, but a real estate team that offers a full-service experience can help by taking care of junk removal.
Once your home has been thoroughly decluttered, it’s time to make it sparkle and shine. Even the most well-maintained living space can build up dust and grime, and the springtime sunlight will only call attention to it. Be ready to put a bit of elbow grease into the process (or work with a professional who can help). Pay attention to often-overlooked spots, such as your stove drip pans, your baseboards, and the many nooks and crannies in your bathroom.
It’s easy to be in a good mood in the spring. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the plants are in full bloom. To make the most of the season, ensure that your staging efforts reflect the season. Spring colours, airy textiles, and fresh flowers can all make an impact at this time of year, and your stager will know how to use them to full effect. You can simplify the entire staging process by working with an agent who includes expert staging in their services.
Remember your home’s exterior
While the inside of your home is important, its exterior also matters. Make sure it’s in good general condition before you put your property on the market. Begin with an inspection for potential defects. Next up, remove as much old dirt from high-traffic areas as possible by power washing your sidewalks, front steps, and deck or patio. Don’t forget to add a fresh coat of paint to your siding and trim if necessary!
Think about curb appeal
When the weather is nice, buyers are more likely to spend more time walking around the exterior of your home. That’s why it’s especially important to make sure your front lawn, back yard, and outdoor sitting areas are in tip-top shape during the spring. Pay attention to your grass—it should be healthy and carefully trimmed. Seasonal flowers can also have a major positive impact, as can decorative details such as stylish light fixtures or a fresh welcome mat.
Are you preparing to sell your home in the High Park-Bloor West area this spring? Get in touch—we can walk you through the entire selling process, from beginning to end!