While it is still the winter season, if you are preparing to sell your home this spring you know how quick spring will come up on you in less than two months. If you are planning on selling your home this spring then you’re probably feel the clock ticking down on what you need to do in order to prepare your home for prospective buyers in less than two short months. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier New Braunfels custom builder
, shares how to prepare your home for the spring housing market to help it sell as quick as possible.
Chances are with the housing market as active as it has been the past few years, if there is no snow on the ground you can bet that homebuyers are already looking for homes across the U.S. this year. For today’s buyer, which tend to be younger than in years past, their expectations are high when looking for a home. You can expect your buyers to want to see a home in excellent condition with upgraded features, in order to consider it a contender.
So many popular home improvement shows these days have buyers wanting to see more turn-key solutions when looking for a new home and it has upped the expectation level at the same time. So, what does this mean for you as the seller?
The main things you will want to focus on when it comes to selling your home will be the following: deep-cleaning, de-cluttering and removing large pieces of furniture. On the exterior of your home, you will want to shift your focus on trimming your foliage and sprucing up the outdoor area as a whole.
The best thing you can do for the exterior of your home is to power wash it as soon as signs of winter weather seem to be out of the picture. Then, you will want to clean up your landscaping and plant flowers to bring the exterior of your home to life and have it elude the spring-like feel.
On the interior of your home, if you aren’t going to deep clean your home yourself it is worth the money to invest in a professional cleaning company who will. A home that has been deep-cleaned will sell twice as fast as a home that has not or has had a poor cleaning job that leaves plenty of things to be cleaned behind.
The same goes for decluttering your home. If you don’t know how to declutter your home or aren’t sure where to start, you can hire a professional interior designer or someone in the home staging arena who can help you not only declutter your home but stage it as well. They will help you determine what to keep, what to get rid of, and how to present the furniture you do have and will want to keep in the home as you show it. For anywhere from $200-$500, you can have your home looking show-ready and have that money pay off for you in your final sale price.
If you must move your furniture before you sell your home or are in dire need of new furniture to showcase, consider investing in having a home stager come out to not only stage the home but also rent furniture to put inside the home as well. This will typically run anywhere from $3,000-$5,000, but can be worth the investment with a solid finished product.
Putting these tips in place will have you selling your current home and moving into your new home in no time this summer.
Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder. For more information call (210) 408-9107.