SPRING CLEANING YOUR HOME FOR SALE
As the cold weather makes way for sunnier days, spring is a prime time to take your property to market. It may just be the sense of possibility that comes with the change of season, or the excitement leading up to Christmas, but there’s something appealing to vendors about selling a property in Spring. A good Spring clean can boost the interest received from potential buyers and potentially the sale price of your home. But how do you make it stand out from the crowd?
Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the spring selling season.
The outside of your home is the first thing potential buyers see when driving by or attending open homes. So, whether it’s a fresh coat of paint or tidying up the garden and adding a few statement pieces, first impressions really do count. Never underestimate the power of street appeal and going that extra mile to make a great first impression on prospective buyers.
It isn’t called a spring clean for nothing. It’s time to start de-cluttering your home room by room. This will not only make the space look bigger, but help potential buyers picture themselves living in your home. The less personal items, the better when it comes to knick-knacks in your home. Not only will your home look better during the sale period but you’ll have less to pack away when it comes to moving time.
Sweat the small stuff
Focus on fixing up all the small potential issues in your home. Polish the tap ware, remove cobwebs, wash your windows inside and out and dust your blinds. Taking the time to polish floors, mirrors and glass as clean reflective surfaces can make the space feel larger. Buyers are always looking for plenty of good lighting when looking for a home so removing heavy winter curtains and obstructions from outside windows to maximise the light can make a big difference.
Repairs and maintenance
Whether it’s the leaky tap, some touch up paint work or fixing the gutters, now is the time to get onto repairs and maintenance around your home in anticipation of selling. A fresh coat of paint can work miracles on tired walls, but keep it neutral. And let’s not forget the garden – remove weeds, mow and edge your lawn and make sure it’s kept adequately watered. Plant a few seasonal blooms to add a pop of colour and add a sprinkling of fresh mulch to your garden beds for an instant lift.
At such a competitive time of year having an agent with exceptional local area knowledge including recent sales and the market of surrounding suburbs is crucial. The team at Lambert Willcox pride themselves on their real estate knowledge and are more than happy to discuss your real estate needs with you.