The spring is the best time to sell your home. In the spring, regardless of whether the market is hot or cold, the inventory will almost always increase because most buyers are actively looking for a home in April, May and June. Take your house off the market if it has been on the market for a long time. Allow it to cool for a couple of weeks before you put it back on sale.
No one will look at your house in the spring months after it has been listed. The days on market is important to home buyers, because they gravitate towards new listings. There are a few other ways to make your home stand out from the new listings that flood the spring real estate market. 1
Sell Your Home This Spring with These 15 Tips
Try these tips to sell your house during the springtime.
Cleaning Windows and Mirrors
It is important to wash your windows thoroughly and polish all of the mirrors. Sparkle sells houses and is free. Your home may seem inviting to a potential buyer, but they will be drawn in if your windows are clean and your mirrors reflect the sunlight. The first step to selling your home is cleaning.
Trim the bushes, rake your yard and remove dead leaves from the lawn. Overgrown vegetation should not block windows or the path to the front door. By cutting back bushes and trees, you can let more light into your home and show off the outside.
A lawn that is well-maintained will give you an advantage and show buyers that you are attentive to the smallest details. Cut your lawn in a diagonal pattern to make it appear bigger. Use a weed-eater to get around the driveway and sidewalk edges.
Yellow flowers are known to stimulate the buying impulse. Everyone is eager to see signs of spring after a long, cold winter. Yellow tulips, daffodils and other flowers can bring happiness and satisfaction. Arrange the containers in groups of 3 or 5 near the entrance.
You can either dry clean your window coverings or you can wash, dry and press them. Blinds can be washed in a bathtub with soap to remove dust and spiderwebs. The crisp linens and the spring breeze that blows through the windows will bring the season indoors.
Set Out Flowers
Natural scents, such as those of freshly-cut peonies or lilac branches, are more attractive than synthetic ones. Also, they trigger fewer allergic reactions in those who are susceptible. The peony vase is designed to hold the peonies upright, but you should wash them first to prevent ants from entering. Clever home staging brings color, fragrance and beauty indoors.
If necessary, your hardwood floors need to be refinished. Clean all area rugs and make your ceramic or linoleum floor sparkle. Bleach dull grout and give it a new shine.
Use towels, throws and pillows
You can purchase inexpensive accents like throws, sofa pillows, towels and linens even if you have to replace items. Soft spring colors will brighten up any room. Place rolled washcloths in a pyramid on the counter and layer towels on towel racks.
Place outdoor mat and umbrella stand
Spring weather can be unpredictable no matter where you are. It can snow in some states and be 72 degrees the next day. Give buyers a place where they can store their umbrellas, and let them wipe their shoes before entering. For protection, some sellers place plastic runners on the floor. However, this can ruin a sparkling polish job.
Helium balloons are available at very low prices in party and stationery supply shops. Buy a dozen balloons and attach them to your open-house signs. They will create excitement and make your home more visible to home buyers.
Print flyers and financing material
Do not skimp on the marketing materials for your home. Color is more noticeable than black-and-white when you want to get homebuyers to choose your flyer from the many they may pick up. Give homebuyers 2-3 options for financing to show them how easy it is to afford your home. When buyers are considering buying a house, the first thing they think about is their monthly mortgage payment. Make sure they know what you’re doing.
Use color photos for advertising
Include a color photo in your advertisement to spend a bit more money on advertising online and in newspapers. A picture is worth 1,000 words. Search through your photo albums for a photograph that shows off your home in the best light.
Mail Postcards with a UV Coating
You can get a list of nearby neighbors for free by contacting a local title firm. Print large-sized postcards with color and a UV coating for a marketing boost. Use first-class stamps to finish it off.
Offer Chilled Bottled water
Place a dozen bottles of water or more in an ice sink for the buyers. You can tape your own labels, which you printed on your computer and include your name, phone number, address, and a photo.
Set out Treats
Consider giving buyers a snack when they tour your home. This will allow buyers to spend more time in your kitchen admiring the elegant details that they might have otherwise overlooked. Wrap the treats individually in cellophane, and then tie a ribbon around it.