5 Powerful Ways to Prep Your Home for the Spring Market

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Spring is usually the best time to sell which means you must prep your home. It doesn’t matter whether you are moving into a larger space or downsizing to a rental apartment; spring brings out the most home buyers than you can ever imagine. Spring is also the best time to sell your home since most buyers like to plan their move with the school year. Buyers need time to get used to their new home before the school year starts. Here are tips to prep your home ready for the spring market:

Prep Your Home

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Make Small Repairs

Buyers can easily spot some small problems in your house; they can spot a leaky faucet, a broken railing, or cracked tiles. This is why you must take your time to prep your home and repair the small projects that you have been postponing. Create time for tile installation, fix the water stains, and revive the old-fashioned kitchen.

Before making the repairs, weigh the cost of the planned improvements against the home’s market value. Make the repairs that will add value to your home.

Paint

Applying a fresh coat to your home can drastically improve its appearance. If you feel that it will be uncomfortable to apply the paint yourself, it is best to hire a professional instead. Make sure that the painter is experienced to achieve the best results. The painter should also have all the needed materials to get the job done well and on time.

Additionally, make sure that you research the cost of painting, see if it will be logical to outsource the task or do it yourself. Keep in mind that a messy paint job can put off any potential home buyer.

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Increase the Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is an essential element when it comes to selling your home and increasing its value. During spring, your home can have freshly cut bushes. Therefore, take your time and prep your home. Clear the sidewalks, get rid of dead foliage, and have a clean snow removal job to please potential home buyers.

Take advantage of the spring weather and cultivate some beautiful grass and bright flowers. Ensure that your lawn is tidy, and consider consulting a gardening expert for more advice.

Add Some Spring Touches

There is something that makes everyone feel good about the spring season. Trigger the positive feeling in the potential buyers and prep your home by staging for the season. Begin by taking a look at your walls. Do they need to be updated or revitalized? Your curtains, do they need to be changed? Additionally, you can add some healthy plants for a more general appeal. Consider getting a vase and put some flowers like lilies and tulips that are appealing during spring.

 Spring is the best time to sell your home, and with the many potential buyers, it is essential to prep your home for the selling season.

De-clutter

Having fewer items in your home can make it appear a lot bigger. Getting buyers to your home is a battle in itself. Make sure that you don’t miss them because of the irrelevant things that are in your house. To de-clutter your home, you don’t have to get rid of everything. However, organize and eliminate all the things that you do not need.

The potential buyer should be able to move around your home without stepping on things. Space your furniture and de-personalize your home.

Bottom Line

Spring is the best time to sell your home, and with the many potential buyers, it is essential to prep your home for the selling season. De-clutter your home, clean it, make some repairs and add some spring touches. More importantly, don’t forget pest control. You should be able to sell your home in no time.

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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