Now that summer is fast approaching, it’s time to take steps to put your home on the market. Summer is typically a good time to sell a home because kids are out of school and parents often take vacation time off work. Preparing your home for the sale is important. Dean Graziosi has provided some tips to get you started.
Begin before summer by giving your home a thorough spring cleaning. This will help you stay ahead of the game by giving you less to do later on in the summer.
Put unused items in storage. Packing early will give you less to do when moving day arrives. It’s a great time to get rid of things you no longer use or may not have room for in your new house, particularly if you plan to downsize. Packing unused items gets them out of the way and decreases the amount of clutter in your home.
Spruce up the pool and the area around it. If you are lucky enough to have one, it can be a great selling point. Make sure it is thoroughly cleaned and the surrounding areas are clean and well-manicured.
Give the yard some much-needed attention. Take advantage of the warmer weather and mow the lawn, plant flowers, and landscape. If you are unable to do this yourself or simply don’t have the time, consider hiring someone to take care of it for you. The front and back yards should be well-maintained. The front yard is what prospective buyers will see first before ever entering the house, and the back yard will make an impression on them, especially if a pool is involved or the yard is especially large and the buyers have children.
Remove items from the yard that may be causing clutter. Outdoor entertainment areas have become very important to home buyers of today, so they will likely relish using their imaginations when checking out the exterior and yard of your home.
Air out your home. This is something you’ll probably want to do in the spring, especially if summers in your area are especially warm or hot. Airing out the house will give it a fresh smell and help let in a lot of light. This will help rid your home of any unwanted odors and make it more appealing to prospective buyers.
Stage your home. According to an article posted on foxct.com staging your home will present it in the best light. It’s an important part of selling and a step that should definitely not be ignored. You can either choose to do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you.
Getting your home ready for a summer sale will help alleviate some of the stress by helping show off its more attractive features. Visit Dean Graziosi’s website for more tips on buying and selling real estate.