Michelle Gillespie, REALTOR, ®President’s Circle
Spring is the best time of the year to sell your home. The snow is melting, spring flowers are blooming and the largest number of buyers are actively searching for a new home during the months of March, April and May.
The spring real estate market will be here shortly. To prepare your home for sale this spring, let me suggest some strategies to get the most out of your property. From cosmetic to strategic, smart sellers can take advantage of my simple tips to help close the deal.
Create spring curb appeal
Look and evaluate your home as if you were a potential buyer. This is the most important step you can take to ensure that your house sells for a reasonable price. By improving your home’s appearance, you will attract potential buyers.
Do some spring cleaning
Touch up the paint, polish the floors and scrub away! Wash windows inside and out and remove screens to let in the most light possible. Buyers love to see a lot of natural light in a home. A sparkling home will impress buyers, make your home seem even more appealing, and add value to the bottom line.
Box up your winter items
These bulky items take up a lot of space, so move them out as you de-clutter your closets. You will impress buyers with all the extra space.
Bring spring aromas indoors
Spring is not only a colorful season, but a fragrant one, too. Bring the aroma indoors. Scents have a profound effect on mood, so infusing scent into your décor with diffusers and fresh-cut plants and flowers can change the overall feeling of a space.
Spruce up your entryway
Replace your doormat with a new one and add a few containers of annuals. A clean, attractive doorway will help set the tone for the entire showing and will show the buyers the care you take in your home.
Give some attention to the exterior
Your home only has one chance to make a great first impression on buyers, and that starts with the exterior. Once the snow has melted, it’s time to spruce up the outside of your home. Rake the yard, trim back bushes, and plant some spring flowers such as pansies, geraniums and other spring annuals. Touching up the exterior paint can make your house shine.
What are the market conditions?
The market conditions for sellers this year are fantastic! Supply is low, sale prices are increasing and buyers are looking for new inventory. Many of my properties sold last year for asking price or even higher within 30 days, and we often saw multiple offers. Buyers are relocating to this area, couples are downsizing and families are buying up. With current interest rates remaining low and buyers looking for fresh inventory, this is an excellent time to sell your home.
My marketing plan will work for you
As a top producing agent, I take pride in my marketing plan and it shows in my sales. To showcase your home, I hire a professional photographer to take photos of your home, create a professional layout of your property, create a video and offer professional staging.
Exposure is the key! Your potential buyers will begin their search on the internet and they will have instant access to information about your property through our industry-leading website network.
In addition to internet marketing, I provide my clients with print and direct mail advertising to ensure as much coverage for their listing as possible. Make the most of this spring season. If you choose to sell your home this spring, let me help you market, stage and prepare your home to sell in the shortest period of time. Let’s maximize first impressions and attract multiple offers by following the tips in this article.
Ready to sell?
The spring is an exciting time of year, especially to sell your home. If you’re ready to take the next step, give me a call to review my “Preparing to Sell Your Home” checklist. I look forward to hearing from you!
If you are thinking of selling your home this spring and would like to discuss the best approach for a positive outcome, call me,
Michelle Gillespie, Realtor
Direct Line: 508-934-9818 [email protected]
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