Some people change the color of their home, some rearrange the furniture, others simply do the proverbial “spring clean” to give their home and themselves a fresh start to the season. But some need a whole new change of pace and decide to put their house on the market and move to a whole new location.
Spring is all about new beginnings and new life. This also makes spring one of the most popular seasons for people to put their homes on the market. But, before you put that “Open House” sign on your front lawn, take a minute to prepare your home for potential buyers.
Spring clean your home inside and out before selling
If you think you can get out of spring cleaning because you are selling your home, think again. You’re not the only person who is trying to sell their house, and even though it may seem superficial, a dirty, cluttered, dusty home is not going to be appealing to buyers. So, put on your rubber gloves, tie your hair back, and break out the cleaning products because you’ve got some washing, dusting, mopping, polishing, and organizing to do before your home is ready to be shown.
And, it doesn’t stop with the insides. Clean windows and a shiny doorknob is great, but if you’ve got a rusted swing set and a broken trampoline in your backyard, your potential buyers could be soured on your home before they reach the front door. You may like your garden wild and messy, but there’s a difference between controlled chaos and overgrown weeds and untrimmed hedges. Washing your exterior walls will also brighten your home and make it more inviting.
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And, once the offers start rolling in, make sure you’ve also scheduled an exterior home inspection to inspect your home so that when it comes down to haggling over price, you know exactly what needs to be fixed and repaired, if anything.
The more you know about the state of your building envelope, from the foundation to the cladding to the roof, the more prepared you will be when potential buyers come a-knocking with an offer.