Well, Spring is around the corner and as the weather begins to warm, so too we believe will the housing market. Spring has always been a good time to sell your home, and this season will be no exception.
Potential homebuyers, start coming out of hibernation this time of year and inventory in the real estate market rises to meet the demand. But just because spring is an ideal time to sell, doesn’t mean it requires any less effort on the seller’s part. There are some steps you need to take to ensure that your home sells as quickly as possible and for the best price.
Here are a few of our tips for selling in the spring market:
- Get the buyer emotionally invested in the property.
The first step in making sure that you get a good price for your home is to get potential buyers emotionally invested. You need to make the buyer envision your home as their home. They need to be able to picture themselves living there.
Start with some good spring cleaning to make your home feel warm and welcoming. Staging is important too. As much as you love that photo of your grandparents or of your three kids caught in a rare moment of playing nicely together, they will only impede potential buyers’ abilities to picture their own families living there. Swap out family photos for some nice art pieces.
Stay away from strong air fresheners as well. Some people may have allergies or sensitivities to scented products.
Make sure that your home looks nice from the outside. Remember, curb appeal is going to affect how people feel about your entire home. Be sure to make repairs on the inside and outside cleaning up all scratches, dents and holes.
- Work with a professional to prepare your home.
Even if you are fantastic with design and small home repairs, working with a professional can ultimately save you a lot of money. Professional home stagers know what will attract potential buyers and what is likely to turn them off.
Even a small detail could affect the selling price one way or another by ten or even twenty thousand dollars. The earlier in the process you consult with a professional, the more successful you are likely to be with the sale of your home.
- Market your home the right way.
While having your home physically staged and ready is important, it won’t matter if people aren’t coming through the door to view it. Most buyers these days will look at a home online before they come to see it.
This means that you have to have an excellent online presence for your listing which includes being listed on the right websites, social media, with professional photos and virtual tours.
Your home also needs to be priced appropriately and this requires researching factors such as the market in specific neighbourhoods and assessing the features that your home has to offer. The right price and the right marketing will help bring potential buyers to your door!
If you’re ready to take advantage on this coming spring thaw in the market, give us a call today. We will help you sell your home for a great price this spring.