The market is as hot as ever, so if you’re listing your home this spring, here are a few tips to help you gain a competitive edge.
First, focus on curb appeal. This is the first thing buyers experience as they pull up to your home. There are a couple of things you can do to boost your curb appeal. For example, manicure your landscaping—get everything trimmed up, clear the walkways, and get your porch looking cute. That will create a great first impression for buyers. Also, I don’t know about you, but I love when I pull up to a home and its front door has a pop of color, so consider applying a fresh coat of paint to your front door and give it that “Wow!” factor.
Second, apply a fresh coat of paint to your home’s interior. This will give you a chance to neutralize the colors and change any accent walls, which will appeal to all buyers. I suggest using Pure White SW 7005 as your color and using black on the trim and doors. If that’s a little too modern for you, my next suggestion is to use Swiss Coffee as your base and use the Pure White on your trim, doors, and ceilings.
After that, depersonalize the home. Remove the clutter and make everything nice, airy, and clean. Additionally, remove any knickknacks and family photos so the buyer can visualize themselves living in your home.
Lastly, if you have pets, utilize pet daycare. Removing them from the home allows the buyer to access the entire property. Keep in mind that you should also remove any food bowls, leashes, crates, dog beds, etc., and neutralize any pet odor.
In my experience, these tips have helped my sellers sell for more money—who doesn’t want to make more money in their home sale? That said, each situation is different, so if you’d like a one-on-one consultation on how to maximize your home’s value in today’s market, call or email me anytime.
As always, if you have any other real estate questions, feel free to reach out to me as well. I’d love to speak with you.