How to prepare your home for listing in the spring

by | Apr 25, 2023

Spring is a popular time to sell your home, but it also means more competition from other sellers. How can you make your home stand out and attract buyers? Here are eight tips to prepare your home for listing in the spring.

1. Clean and declutter

A clean and tidy home will make a good first impression on potential buyers. Get rid of any clutter, dust, cobwebs, stains, and odors that might turn them off. You can also hire a professional cleaning service to do a deep cleaning of your home before you list it.

2. Boost your curb appeal

The exterior of your home is the first thing buyers will see, so make sure it looks inviting and well-maintained. You can spruce up your curb appeal by mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges, planting some flowers, painting the front door, and adding some outdoor lighting.

3. Depersonalize and stage

Buyers want to imagine themselves living in your home, not see your personal belongings and style. You can depersonalize and stage your home by removing any family photos, knickknacks, religious items, and other personal items. You can also rearrange the furniture, add some neutral decor, and create a cozy atmosphere with pillows, throws, and candles.

4. Make minor repairs and updates

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on major renovations, but you should fix any minor issues that might deter buyers or lower your home’s value. For example, you can repair any leaky faucets, squeaky doors, cracked tiles, or peeling paint. You can also update some fixtures, hardware, or appliances to give your home a fresh look.

5. Brighten up your space

Buyers love natural light, so make sure your home is bright and airy. You can brighten up your space by opening the curtains or blinds, cleaning the windows, adding some mirrors or lamps, and choosing light colors for your walls and furniture.

6. Highlight your home’s features

Every home has something unique or special that sets it apart from others. You can highlight your home’s features by accentuating them with lighting, decor, or furniture. For example, if you have a fireplace, you can add some logs and a mantel piece to draw attention to it. If you have a spacious backyard, you can add some patio furniture and a grill to show off its potential.

7. Take professional photos and videos

Once your home is ready for listing, you need to capture its best features and angles with high-quality photos and videos. You can hire a professional photographer or videographer to do this for you, or you can use a smartphone or camera with good resolution and lighting. You should take photos and videos of every room in your home, as well as the exterior and the neighborhood.  If you are working with a good agency like Premier Real Estate Agency, quality photography and 360 tours are included with your listing!

8. Hire a reputable real estate agent

A real estate agent can help you with every step of the selling process, from pricing your home correctly to marketing it effectively to negotiating with buyers. You should look for an agent who has experience and knowledge of your local market, who has good communication skills and reviews, and who will work hard to get you the best deal possible.

If you have more questions about listing your home or getting your home ready to list, reach out to Premier Real Estate Agency today.