Have you ever wondered what steps your clients need to take selling your home after the winter? There are a few things to consider if you want to sell your home this spring. The spring and summer time are a very busy time for real estate agents. Therefore it is important to make sure that your clients get their homes in the best condition. This will help attract maximum interest and hopefully sell your home faster. Here are some basic tips you can print out and hand to your clients:
Clean It Out
Go through your entire house and make an assessment. People are very attracted to a tidy and organized house. The first step is to remove the things that clutter your home and the things you don’t want to keep in your next move. Choose a designated place to put this stuff away, and go through the rest of your house. The change in weather from winter to summer means that you can put away all your heavy outerwear. You’ll be happy to have less to pack on moving day and your house will be more appealing to potential buyers. A garage sale is also a great way to get rid of some things that you may not need or want anymore.
Fix Things Up
Determine what house maintenance you need before you sell. Repairs may be needed to pass a home inspection. It is better to take care of these issues right away! This will make it easier when you are ready to sell and will improve your sales opportunities. Simple repairs are also worth the effort that they take. Painting shutters, replacing the broken banister rail and patching up the walls will provide a return. This helps with creating the right impression on the first visit.
Think like a Potential Buyer
This is a hard step because we love our homes and generally assume others will like them as much as us. Accept that potential buyers have different tastes. You may also consider hiring a house staging professional who can objectively determine what needs to change from a design perspective. Consider basic staging techniques such as removing clutter as mentioned above. It is also beneficial to put away personal items like photos and trophies as well as cleaning your house thoroughly. It is also important that your house smells good to eliminate pet and food odors. Make the entrance to your home attractive, and add character to your backyard to make it more appealing. Buyers pay attention to these!