How to Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Buying Rush | RealtyPin.com
NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ahhh springtime… It's when the weather starts to get warmer, when the flowers start to bloom, and, historically, when the housing market starts to hit its stride. As the real estate experts at Realtypin.com have pointed out, selling a home during the winter months can be tough, because some people simply don't want to house hunt out in the snow and slush. But all of that changes in the spring! So, how can you get your home for sale ready for the spring buying rush?
1. Portray your home as a new beginning
After all, that's what it will be for its new owner! But in order to make sure people get that feeling when they walk in the door, they're going to need a little help. So, get rid of any dark colors you have (like those heavy, dark curtains you have in the living room, for example), and let the sun stream in. After all, nothing says "new beginning" quite like sunshine!
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2. Give your listing a makeover
If your home has been on the market all winter – and you still have yet to see any results – spring is the perfect time to give your listing a fresh boost. So, take some time to meet with your realtor, and see if you can figure out a way to jazz it up and draw more buyers in. Consider this to be a time for "new beginnings" for your marketing efforts! Remember, a lot of homeowners probably held off listing their homes during the winter months, in anticipation for the spring buying season. So, you need to make sure you're completely ready for the new competition!
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3. Place some extra emphasis on your curb appeal
If you're a smart seller, you probably know just how important curb appeal is. However, it is even more important in the spring. While you may have been able to get away with a slightly dingy yard during the frigid winter months, that look is not going to cut it during the warmer, brighter springtime months. If your curb appeal looks a little drab, add some new, brighter plants right in the front of your home, and make sure that your grass looks bright green and healthy.
If you don't have time to maintain everything in your yard yourself (or if you've already moved into your own new home), hire a lawn maintenance company to come once a week to keep everything looking perfect.
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