Feb 12, 2014
And for home sellers, that means only one thing: a flood of home buyer traffic.
In fact, spring and summer are the busiest times of year for home sales. But in order to truly capitalize on all of the home-buying fervor, it’s important to take certain steps to prepare your home for the Wake County real estate market this spring.
Tips on How You Can Get Your Home Ready to Sell This Spring
Here are eight ways you can prepare your home for the Wake County real estate market:
Thoroughly clean all of your windows on the inside and outside. While this might seem like an obvious house chore, you’d be amazed at how many people let window washing slide. But this is a key thing to do when you’re selling your house because the cleaner your windows are, the more light will come in to your house, making it appear even more cheerier and roomier than before.
Give your yard some TLC. During the winter, a lot of home owners let their yard maintenance fall to the wayside because it’s just way too cold outside. So come spring, their yards are looking in pretty poor condition. Take some time to give your yard some extra attention by raking it, trimming the pushes and removing debris. \
Mow your yard diagonally and remember to edge along the driveway and sidewalks. Why should it matter what way you mow your yard? Because mowing diagonally will give it a clean and pristine look, boosting your home’s curb appeal.
Plant colorful flowers – such as tulips and daffodils – in containers. By the time winter is over, everyone is eager to see a little bit more color. So make your home stand out by planting colorful plants in containers around your home. Remember to arrange these plants in odd groupings for added aesthetic appeal.
Open up the windows and clean the drapes and curtains. These window decorations are dust magnets. So clean them up to look in top condition. Also, get some fresh air flowing through your home to help your room feel more inviting.
Spend some time polishing the floors. Just like with the rest of your home, it’s important to give your floors some extra attention before you put your home on the market. Don’t overlook cleaning all of your home’s area rugs as well!
Bring spring indoors with the liberal use of light colors. From yellow to lavender, pale blue to pink, you can give your home a distinctive spring vibe with colored accent pieces all throughout your home. For instance, consider draping a spring-colored towel in your bathroom or adding a couch pillow to make the room pop.
Make home buyers feel welcome with some thoughtfully placed concessions. For instance, you might want to fill your sink with ice and place bottled water in there for them to grab. Or perhaps you may want to set out a plate of cookies. These items will not only make buyers feel comfortable but will also encourage them to linger in your home, giving them even more time to fall in love with it.
Selling Wake County Real Estate
We’ve helped home sellers just like you over the years in such markets as:
- Cary, NC
- Apex, NC
- Garner, NC
- Fuquay-Varina NC
And we’d be happy to help you too!
Until next time,