Here are 9 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home In Time for the Spring Selling Season - Without Spending a Lot of Money...
With all the news lately about snow, it's easy to forget that spring is just around the corner. And with spring comes the spring selling season, when home sales typically perk up. This year, there's lots of good news for those selling their homes. "This spring should be a breath of fresh air for beleaguered sellers," says Mike Larson of Weiss Research. "The supply of homes for sale is falling. Affordability is rising thanks to declining home prices. And the extension of the homebuyer tax credit is putting a bit more wind in buyers' sails."
Still, there are things you can do as a seller to help pique buyer interest: Create a great first impression by improving curb appeal. Cut the grass, trim the hedges and plant flowers. Touch up the exterior paint. Repaint the interior. Again, this is an inexpensive way to give your home a fresh, clean appearance. Keep colors neutral. Refresh tired carpets by having them cleaned. Tile floors can look new again by cleaning the grout and sealing it.
Remove clutter from the house. This improves the appearance and makes rooms seem larger.
If you don't want to hire a professional stager, then move furniture around to improve the flow of the home and make it seem more open. Put excess furniture in storage. Replace old cracked caulk in the kitchen and baths. This not only freshens up the rooms but also improves water resistance. Make your home seem lighter and brighter by replacing or adding light fixtures. Purchase an appliance warranty. For a few hundred dollars, you can give potential buyers peace of mind. If you want to spend a bit more, then make energy-efficient improvements. Replace old leaky windows. Purchase Energy Star appliances. Energy-efficiency is important to many homebuyers today. For more tips to help sell your home, call our CENTURY 21 Norma Altman Realtors office today.