This is the time of year many of us start thinking about luck—St. Patrick’s Day can have that effect on us! The pursuit of four-leaf clovers, wishbones and horseshoes might seem smart when we need a bit of help taking on new projects and trying to achieve big things… but when it comes to selling your home, luck’s got nothing to do with it! This spring, arm yourself with facts and tips that will help you make the sale.
One of the most encouraging tips you can receive as a seller this season: you are in a great position to sell! Whether you’re moving to a new state or just down the road, springtime offers us a window of time where buyers are still interested in a “fresh start,” but aren’t suffering from that post-holiday lull we often see earlier in the year.
While now’s a great time to sell—especially if you’ve been sitting on a property waiting for the right moment—it is important to remember that a well-priced home, at any time of the year, has a better chance of selling than an unreasonable one in early spring. Buyers are still savvy when it comes to finding the right price, and even in a season like spring, where we see a lot of window shopping, you should definitely match that savviness. Keep an eye out for recent sales in your neighborhood and surrounding area; when you see what similar homes are going for, you’ll be better able to understand the value of your own home.
We’ve mentioned it before, but at springtime, it’s worth reiterating: focus on “staging” your home, both inside and out! Curb appeal is especially important during the springtime months, as buyers will be especially attracted to homes that match their idea of “springtime”—lush, bright flowers and neatly-kept front lawns are simple fixes key to making a good first impression.
Finally, when it comes to the maintenance and cleanliness of your home, selling in spring perfectly coincides with the spring cleaning many of us take on anyway! If you’re looking to sell anytime in the next few months, why not double the purpose of your cleaning regime and take care of the small repairs and de-cluttering you want to do before showing your home.
Do you have other questions about springtime selling, or maybe need some help in making it all happen? Just remember—all the luck you need is yours if you approach the task with a clear mind and smart thinking! Call me today with your own specific questions and concerns. Happy selling!