5 Tips to Get Your House Ready for Selling Season

It’s time…its selling season! If you’re thinking of putting your house on the market this spring, you’ll want to check these tips to help get it ready fast!

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  • Make it welcoming

 

You’ve got the curb appeal, but what about “walking up to the door” appeal? Invest in a new doormat and take the time to scrub down your front door since it’s probably covered with dust, dirt, and oils. Better yet, repaint it and add some new house numbers and a new porch light.

 

  • Make it look bigger

 

There are many tricks that can make your space seem bigger. Lighter paint colors. Try hanging floor-length curtains above your windows to give the illusion of higher ceilings. Lay down a striped rug to make your floor seem more expansive. Use a clear shower curtain to open up a small bathroom. Make sure to de-clutter!

 

  • Wash Your Windows

 

Have your windows professionally washed, or devote an afternoon to washing them yourself from both inside and out. Even on gray days, clean windows will let in more light and make your rooms sparkle — and buyers will definitely notice if it isn’t done. It also helps open up the room and people also like to see a very neat and clean space when they’re considering buying.

 

  • Kitchen is king

 

The #1 thing people look at when buying is the kitchen. It makes sense- families spend A LOT of time in there. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. Use a neutral-color paint so you can present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start envisioning their own style. If you have a little money to spend, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance.

 

  • Check curb appeal

 

If a buyer won’t get out of her agent’s car because she doesn’t like the exterior of your home, you’ll never get her inside. Keep the sidewalks cleared. Mow the lawn. Paint faded window trim. Trim your bushes. Make sure visitors can clearly read your house number.

If you need any help getting your house ready to sell this season, contact me today!

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