Getting Your Home Ready to Sell!

  • Jen McConnell
  • 03/22/21

Spring is the season of change and transformation. Spring brings sunshine, new growth and a fresh outlook on the year ahead. While you can’t change the location of your home, you can change its condition to attract top dollar when putting your home up for sale. If you’re looking to attract buyers for your home this spring, get ready to sell with these Spring home staging tips:

Spruce Up Curb Appeal

Start with the outside of your property – ensure a clean exterior appearance by power washing your siding and sidewalks, washing windows and shutters, clearing winter debris, clearing up the gardens, and pruning the trees and shrubs. To mark the change of season, a fresh coat of paint on the front door can present an inviting and welcoming first impression. When mowing your lawn, consider mowing diagonally to make your yard appear larger. Depending on your location, yard space can be a sought-after perk. So, if you are lucky enough to have any amount of outside space, do your best to maximize it to it’s full potential.

Freshen Up the Interior

Scrub down the inside of your home until it sparkles! Clean the interior by organizing, de-cluttering, and deep cleaning the whole space. It’s also a good time to store away any winter attire and equipment laying around. It’s important to note while doing this to avoid jamming your clutter into your closets. Most buyers are interested in the closest and storage space you have to offer so expect them to be looking in those places. Try to free up as much surface space as you can on shelves, coffee and side tables – especially kitchen countertops. Wicker or rope baskets can be perfect for throwing in items that you need but don’t necessarily want to see or have a place for. Storage units and containers are also another great option should you require more space.

Embrace New Beginnings

Embrace the new beginnings Spring brings by integrating floral prints, bright and pastel colors, and spring flowers in your home. Do this by accenting colorful artwork, decorations, pillows, throws, and displaying glass bowls filled with seasonal fruit. Essentially, any accessory against a neutral backdrop will add warmth and energy into any home. Replace dark winter towels with fresh, colorful towels for the bathrooms and kitchen. If you do nothing else, make sure your home is clean, clutter, and odor free – remember that you are probably used to your pet’s smells, but your buyers are not! Try to let natural light in as much as you can to make the rooms appear larger. Also consider bringing in real plants to add some color and make the home feel closer to nature. It makes your home feel like a true home, not a hotel or museum.

Incorporate Spring’s Aromas

Incorporating the sweet and beautiful smells of spring is one way to ensure that your house smells amazing when buyers visit. Making your home smell like a Spring day provides a pleasant odor that can help boost your buyer’s mood. Some of the best smelling Spring flowers to display in your home are lilies, peonies, and hyacinths. Lemons are also a good natural deodorizer that can add nice splash of color to kitchen. If you prefer non-perishable items, consider using spring-scented candle warmers or diffusing essential oils.

These Spring staging tips will help you create a warm, cheerful, and welcoming environment for buyers.  If you're thinking of selling this Spring, reach out to us for an obligation free market analysis.  Jen@chsestates.com 

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