Staging Your Home in the Spring:
Even those who have never bought or sold a home know that spring is when the market really heats up. After a long winter with little activity, homebuyers and sellers start to pop up like spring flowers once the sun comes out.
With so many sellers saturating the market, it can be a big task to make your home stand out above the rest. From small renovations, decorating , cleaning and of course choosing a great real estate agent.
Here are a few of the things that you can do to prepare your home for sale. Make the most of the season with these fresh updates that are sure to attract buyers.
Whip your yard into shape; When you're selling in the spring, you need to get your yard in shape as quickly as possible. Clear winter yard debris, and get frost-resistant plants that won't be affected by frost Or potted flowers you can bring in at night till overnight frost ends. A fresh pot of flowers near from door and on decks.
Do some spring cleaning; It’s natural to want to spruce up your space in the spring, so scrub away! sos sinks for the shiniest sinks, clean windows, floors etc. A sparkling home will impress buyers and make your home seem even more appealing.
Box up your winter wardrobe; Bulky winter clothes take up lots of space, so move them out as you de-clutter your closets. You'll impress buyers with all that space.
Spruce up the entryway; If your welcome mat is covered with winter dirt, pick up a new one. A clean, pretty doorway will help set the tone for the entire showing.
Bring spring aromas indoors; Spring is not only a colourful season, but a fragrant one, too. Bring the aroma indoors. Scents have a profound effect on mood, so infusing scent into your decor with diffusers, candles, fresh cut plants/flowers, or incense can change the overall feeling of a space. But be careful not to over power with fragrance less is more…
Open up your home; Nothing gives a house a fresh spring feel like open windows and fresh air. Even if you can’t keep the windows open all of time, opening them up for a day or two will get rid of the musty winter air. Sellers where possible, keep the windows open whenever the house is being shown. and blinds and window coverings open.
Change bedding and pillows; Winter bedding is typically heavy and dark. As the weather warms and the flowers bloom, replace winter bedding with lighter, brighter bedding. White is the colour of choice for staging. Treat yourself to high thread count and good quality for that feel of luxury, remember you are taking your bedding with you to your new Home. Don’t forget accent pillows for added style and comfort.
Utilize flowers & fresh fruit; Place them in vases to add an instant spring feeling to your home. A bowl of fresh fruit on counter or table add a touch of colour and ambiance.
Feature throw pillows on Sofas; Bright, floral colours are perfect for spring—and throw pillows are the perfect opportunity to introduce these hints of colour to a home. Whether it’s on a couch, chair, bed, or art—get creative and find a way to spread spring cheer
Brighten up the bathrooms. Add some spring to bathrooms by accenting white towels with new towels with colours like lavender, lilac, or pink. This will give your bathroom a light, cheerful, spring feel.
There are many more things that you can do to sharpen your competitive edge and to get a solid offer during even the busiest real estate season, for more info please contact me