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There’s a commonly held belief in the real estate industry that spring is the best time of the year for selling a home, and this year is no exception. Although the season doesn’t officially start until September 1, the final weekend in August marked an unofficial start to the spring home-selling season.
Every aspect of the season can work in a seller’s favour, with the sun shining and the flowers in bloom. This not only makes your home look its best, but it also helps encourage buyers to get out into the fresh spring air to attend open for inspections. Yet at the same time, it’s important to remember that other sellers will also benefit from these conditions. Selling your home in spring means you’ll be faced with a higher degree of local competition than you would during winter months.
To help make your property stand out from the competition, you’ll need to put in a bit of extra effort and polish. We at Professionals Cannington can help you pinpoint the stand-out aspects of your home, so that you can play them up for inspections.
Making a Good First Impression
One of the first areas to address when you’re preparing to sell your home in spring is your property’s exterior appearance. Because this is the first thing that buyers will see, you want to put some extra effort into improving your curb appeal. Take good care of your lawn by tidying your yard with a lawnmower, fixing dead or bald patches in the grass with a bit of fertiliser. Pull weeds and plant new flowers if necessary to add vibrant touches of colour to the garden. Flowers like daffodils and tulips are a good choice, because yellow is associated with feelings of optimism and happiness .Although it’s easy to overlook exterior areas like the outdoor nooks and crannies of the property, buyers may inspect your eaves. A simple spray-down with a pressure washer can work wonders.
Maximising the Property’s Interior
With the outdoor area of your home looking fresh, lively, and well-maintained, you can turn your attention to the interior of the home. You’ll want to make the most of the spring sunlight by ensuring that it bounces off of clean, polished surfaces.
Increase Buyer Interest with Colour
In line with appealing to the senses, use colour when selling your house. This tool can be quite powerful in influencing buyer mood and can help you stage your property more effectively. Bright, light, cheerful colours can create an uplifting atmosphere.
Another way to increase interest in your home is to tie brightly coloured balloons to your sale sign or mailbox. This will make your home seem festive and cheerful, attracting attention from sidewalk traffic and helping drum up interest in seeing your house. The overall effect could lead to a quicker offer from buyers.
No matter when you choose to sell your home, it’s important to be willing to adapt to the season and circumstances. Spring provides an abundance of advantages to sellers, helping you appeal to a buyer’s wish to make a fresh start.
Author: Rob Paradiso