Make the most of the spring market


By Michelle Gillespie

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 to let in the light. 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 start to de-clutter your closets. You will impress the 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 or 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?

For 2020 I was the #1 realtor in the town of Northborough*. I know Northborough well – it’s neighborhoods, schools and properties. As a top producer in Northborough and throughout the region, I know how to successfully sell properties for top dollar. The market conditions for sellers are incredible!  Inventory is at an all-time low, sale prices are rising. Seller’s equity in their homes is increasing, interest rates are at historically low and buyers are desperate for inventory. Buyers are looking for fresh inventory, so this is an excellent time to sell your home.

My marketing plans will work for you

As a top producing agent, I take pride in my marketing plans and it shows in my sales. To showcase your home, I hire a professional photographer for photos of your home, create a professional layout of your property 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 the Keller Williams network, #1 Real Estate Company in the world.  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 March, April and May

With the record low inventory, it is a win-win for you as a seller.  Time over time, my sellers receive top dollars for their homes and making a move now will help you ensure success.

If you are ready or would like a free market analysis, give me a call. Or email me at [email protected]  Let me help you market, stage and prepare your home to sell for the highest price. Let us maximize first impressions and attract great offers by following the tips in this article.

Ready to sell?

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 at 508-934-9818, or email me at [email protected]. Visit my website at for more information.


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Michelle Gillespie,

Mega Agent

Direct Line: 508-934-9818

[email protected]


10 Main Street, Northborough