Refreshing Your Home for the Spring Market:
We at the Rocca Sisters Team have been in the real estate game for a long time, and over the years we have gathered a lot of insight into homeownership. That is why every Thursday we will be giving the readers of this blog some of the handy tips and tricks we have picked up along the way. Check back in with us every week to learn more!
The spring market is now upon us, and if you are thinking of selling this season we have a few simple tips for refreshing your home that can go a long way to helping you get it sold with as little stress as possible. The easiest way to achieve this is by making your home as much of a clean slate as possible, so people can picture themselves living there without distractions such as clutter, mess, or disrepair.
Here are some quick proven steps to help you prepare your home to make it buyer-ready:
Curb Appeal – The outside of your house is the first impression the potential buyer has of your home. Be sure to keep your yard clean and well maintained and take the time to ensure your lawn is neatly cut and trimmed, tidy around plant beds with new mulch, and remove any unsightly plants and debris. Make your front entry welcoming to guests with potted plants that can add a fresh pop of seasonal colour. After a long winter, be sure to wash all of your windows (inside and out) to let the spring sunshine in, and clean and assemble your patio furniture to allow buyers to picture enjoying the coming summer in their new home. Consider replacing the numbers on your home if they are looking dated or tired. These easy steps are a sure-fire way to attract people before they even set foot in your home.
Clean, Clean, Clean – Make sure your home is de-cluttered and spotless. Clutter makes a room appear much smaller than it is and gives off the impression that the home is not well cared for. Buyers may begin to ask “What other areas of the home may have been neglected?” Consider renting a storage unit for the short-term for non-essential things that might take up space. Each of our listings receives free home staging by a professional stager to ensure your home is meeting its full potential. Statistics show that a properly staged home will sell for as much as 10% more than its unstaged counterpart and in some cases, 10 times faster.
Replace Old Fixtures & Appliances – This is an easy way to freshen up a room without a remodel. Replace dark and dated light fixtures, change old faucets and showerheads and replace your exhausted appliances. A home’s value can begin to decline in the buyer’s mind once they begin calculating the cost of replacing old, outdated appliances.
Fresh Paint – Paint is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to give your home a complete transformation. Keep to neutral tones that appeal to the majority of home buyers.
The most critical move you can make to ensure a quick and easy sale in this competitive spring market is to request a FREE home evaluation from Rocca Sisters Team. You will have two nationally ranked top-producing agents working for you to sell your home quickly and efficiently. We will ensure you get top dollar for your most valuable asset – and we have the track record to prove it! To request an evaluation or for more tips on how to prepare your home for sale, don’t hesitate to call us directly at 905-335-4102 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our personal approach and proven results will surpass your expectations!