PREPARE YOUR HOUSE IN SPRING

Spring is the one time of the year when the housing market wakes up after a slumber during winter months. Weather conditions are good with sunshine making properties appear more attractive. This is when large numbers of owners put their properties on the market. If you are planning to sell your house, spring is the best time to clean up your property to make it look attractive and desirable for buyers.

By Shariah Kent

03-10-2018
STUDY THE MARKT CONDITIONS
Before indulging in spring cleaning, it is a good idea to take stock of the housing market. Look at the comparable data to arrive at a fair market value of your home. Check out the features which buyers are looking for, to prepare your house accordingly. Hire services of a reliable and experienced realtor. Who can provide sound advice on how to compete with other sellers in your area.

HOW TO OUTSHINE YOUR COMPETITORS THROUGH SPRING CLEANING
There are many ways in which you can take advantage of spring to beat the competition.
•Make your house warm and inviting by allowing the maximum amount of sunlight into it. Surfaces can be polished to allow this light to bounce off and create a sparkle. Clean all doors, windows, glasses, and mirrors to fill the interiors with abundant light.
•Fresh air coming inside will make the ambiance fresh and clean. Place flowering plants in pots to add brightness and fragrance to the environment.
•Increase freshness and brightness by adding a dash of colours. Replace the covers of pillow and cushions, and bath mats and towels with bright and colourful items. This will add brightness and give your home a fresh and clean look.
•Spring is the time to pay attention to your curb appeal. Clean the sidewalks and driveway and prune the shrubs. Remove all dead leaves and place flowering plants in pots. Greenery and cleanliness at the entrance create a great impression on your visitors.

LIST YOUR HOUSE ONLY WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH WITH YOUR PREPARATIONS
List your house only when you are satisfied with your preparation. Many homeowners make the mistake of rushing to list their house as soon as spring arrives. There is no need to press the panic button as you can wait until your house is clean and fully prepared to catch the attention of the potential buyers. Don’t take any chances as it is better to wait and do the preparation rather than listing quickly and then feeling disappointed because of lack of response from the buyers.