Do you want to sell your home during the prime real estate season, Spring? Get your house ready now to sell later! You have plenty of time to tackle all you need to make your house ready for sale, but you should start now.
Spruce up your landscaping.
Make the outside of your house look good. That could mean planting flowers, hiring a landscaping company, or simply cutting the grass. Are your shutters painted? Is your front door a centerpiece to the house? Take some time to consider how your home looks from the outside, and use it to entice people to check out the inside.
Apply fresh paint.
Now is the time to freshen up your paint job! If you have any rooms that are bold or overwhelming colors, consider painting them a more neutral tone.
Make any necessary repairs.
If the sink is still leaking or that one light switch still has no power, it's time to tackle these repairs one by one. Make a list of what needs to fixed and cross them off as you go. If you're handy enough, many of your repairs can be done without hiring anyone!
Update the outdated.
It may be time to modernize your time. Out with the old, in with the new! If anything is especially outdated in your home, you should strongly consider replacing it with more modern items. Older appliances, furniture, and decorations can present your home in a poor light if not taken care of.
Clean the floors, carpets, walls and even doors thoroughly. Messy, dirty houses are not appealing. Take the time to really deep clean each room. You have plenty of time - be efficient with it.
Be smart with renovations.
Consider the renovations you need to undertake and consider their timing. Is this a project that can be completed by the Spring? How costly is this renovation? Be smart about the projects you undertake and understand their timeline.
Spend these coming months depersonalizing your home. Take down family photos, personal knick-knacks, and anything that could identify you. Neutralizing your home will help buyers better picture themselves within the space.
Find your real estate agent.
Spend this time doing your research to find a real estate agent that you feel comfortable with and trust. Don't go with the first agent you find! Invest some time getting to know each agent and choose what you think will be best for your specific situation.