After the winter months, the spring season always prompts a new wave of homebuyers – making it a popular season to put homes on the market. If you’re looking to sell, here’s how to make some home improvements to prepare for a successful spring sale.
Maybe your roof is leaking, or your home is drafty? These could be major flaws turning potential buyers away from your home. If there are renovation projects you believe would increase your home’s value, but you haven’t found the time to complete them, now could be the perfect time! Whether you need a new furnace or want to remodel your whole kitchen, you could increase your home’s value with just a few improvements.
It’s important to pay attention to your outdoor living space, as well as the sustainability of your home. If you have an electric carport or solar panels, these could be great advertising features for your sale. Plus, you’ll want to present your home with the best curb appeal. Spring brings lots of sunshine, so consider adding a few flowers to bloom, vegetables or other plants around your yard so buyers can see the potential of their possible new home.
The Small Details
There are probably some simple fixes around the house you can do as well. A problem you’ve been ignoring for years, could be the very issue someone backs out of a deal. Do you have a squeaky fan or a leaky faucet? Does your cat scratch your wooden doors, or do you have a dog that constantly sheds? All these small details can add up, making it hard to see past them when they could easily be fixed. You can wash your carpets, add a fresh coat of paint or hire a handyman to fix some issues around the house. Some of these tiny nuances could make or break the sale of your home.
After you have spruced up your home, make sure to hire a real estate agent, list it on the market and reap the rewards of all your hard work!
If you’re thinking about selling your home, reach out to one of our Loan Advisors today to begin discussing your finances and the purchase of your next home.