With spring time and warmer weather right around the corner, it’s never been a better time to sell your home! Nicer weather means more buyers will be out and about looking at homes, so it’s important that you have your home staged correctly to ensure you secure a top-dollar selling price. If you’ve never staged your home before, there’s no reason to fret. Just make sure to follow these six simple tips.
It Starts with a Deep Clean
Before you attempt to stage your home for a spring sale, it’s imperative that it be cleaned. Just as with any spring cleaning, this will include cleaning the baseboards, ceilings, and other areas of the home that don’t normally get cleaned throughout the year. You want the house to look as clean as possible because it reflects how well the home has been taken care of, which increases the enticement buyers have to make offers.
Get Rid of All the Clutter
Another important part of staging your home is making sure it is clear of clutter. From your kitchen counters to the dressers in the bedrooms, all surfaces need to be dusted daily and clutter-free. You want all of the rooms to feel fresh, open, and organized.
Decorate the Home with Colorful Flowers
There’s no better time to decorate your home with flowers than in the spring time, and this is especially true when staging your home. The front entrance particularly should be decorated in flowers of some sort — containers of potted bulbs — as well other parts of the home, including the kitchen, living room, and any other entry/exit doors. Make your home feel as welcoming as possible!
Maintain the Landscaping
Staging your home in the spring also means you’ll need to pay close attention to any landscaping. This is a prime time of the year to make sure the grass is green and freshly cut, as well as to invest money in keeping up any sidewalks and walking paths. You’ll also need to properly maintain your driveway. If you have a gravel driveway, part of your landscaping activities should include pulling weeds out of it.
If there are any rooms in your home that need to be painted, make sure to paint them in neutral colors that promote happiness — yellow, orange, blue, green, etc. Steer clear of dark colors, and do your best to decorate each room with brightly-colored furnishings.
Pull Back the Shades and Open the Blinds
Natural lighting is a key feature many people look for when buying a home. To make sure buyers are aware of the great natural lighting that your home provides, you’ll want to stage it so that the shades are pulled back and the blinds are opened. If the weather permits, you may even want to think about opening a few windows in the home when buyers are taking a tour.
Are you ready to sell your home and need help finding the path to purchasing your new one? Give us a call at 877.672.4543 to speak with a mortgage loan officer, fill out our online mortgage application or visit a Mercer Savings Bank location near you today!