As the spring market is generally one of the most popular and busiest times for the real estate market, it is now time to prepare. If you are considering putting your home on the market this spring, take advantage of your spare time to start getting your home in tip top shape so that when activity peaks, your home will shine.
To prepare your home for the busy spring market, it is essential that you do a thorough cleaning job. Empty out those closets, junk drawers and rooms where you tend to pile up things that you will ‘get to later’. Purge as much as you can and donate any items that you no longer use but are in good condition. Take a good look at the outside of your home and be objective about the condition of your windows and doors. Does anything need a fresh coat of paint? Are all windows and doors properly sealed? Take care of these items ahead of time so that you are not scrambling at the last minute. Consider scheduling some yard maintenance for a spring cleanup as soon as the weather turns. This will ensure that your curb appeal is at its highest to attract potential buyers.
If you are hoping to buy this spring, take the time now to do some research on the types of homes and neighbourhoods you may want to live in. Speak with a mortgage professional now to get an idea of the price range you should be looking at. Also, it’s a good idea to sit down with a pad of paper and a pen and write down your wants and needs for your new home. This will give you direction and provide your REALTOR® with a good idea of what your ‘deal breakers’ are.
As we near closer to the busy spring market, be sure to get started now so that you are ready to jump into the market!
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