• Larry Miller

7 Ways to Prepare for Spring's Rush of Home Buyers

Inventory is still very low compared to the number of Buyers currently shopping for a great home in turn-key condition. You do not get a second chance to make a first impression and capitalize on the seller's market. Following my tips below to prepare for the Spring rush of Buyers.

1. Clean Windows and Mirrors

Washing your windows and polishing all the mirrors is essential. A potential buyer may not realize why your home seems so inviting but will feel drawn to it if the windows are spotless and your mirrors reflect sunlight. Cleaning is the first step in preparing your home for sale.

2. Clear Your Gutters

Dirty gutters are an eyesore and a liability not only for you but for potential buyers, as well. Hiring a professional will save you money in the long run and ensure your safety. You can avoid flooding during spring rains by clearing gutters of all rubbish using a ladder, a small hand rake, and a hose.

3. Groom the Lawn

Your home's yard is the first thing a potential buyer will see, and it might not look its best after a hard winter. Keep up with raking leaves and cleaning up the lawn, and take any steps necessary to get it looking its best again once the snow melts.

4. Revamp your Entryway

Most real estate professionals agree that the entryway is one of the most important parts of your home for winning over buyers. Spring is the perfect time to give this underappreciated room an upgrade, like adding a heavy-duty welcome mat, full-length mirror, new coat hooks, or an umbrella stand.

5. Brighten it up

Winter is a great time to repaint the interior of your house before selling. Choose light, lively colors that aren't too distracting. Stay away from trendy hues that will look outdated in a couple of years.

6. Bring the Outdoors In

Freshly-cut lilac branches or peonies bring life to your space, and natural scents are more appealing than artificial. They also trigger fewer allergies among those susceptible. Peony vases are designed to hold peonies upright but wash the flowers first to avoid carrying ants inside. Clever home staging brings color and fragrance indoors.

7. Refresh your decor

Before selling your home in spring, update and simplify your home decor. Textiles are especially easy and inexpensive to freshen up, with updated pillowcases, throws, duvet covers, and towels in lively, spring-themed colors.

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