🌷Spring is here!🌷
The whole world bursts into bloom, birds (and even frogs) start to sing, and all living things emerge from being holed up for the winter to take stock of their surroundings. Humans are no different. Did you know that spring is the #1 time to buy or sell a home? If you have been thinking about putting your home up for sale or trading up, now is the time to get it primed for the market.
The Exterior of Your Home
Step into the spring sunshine and take a look at your home. Would you be excited to do a walk-through if you were a potential buyer? Start with the exterior. Is the siding damaged or moldy? If your home has exterior paint, is the paint faded or chipped? Is the landscaping overgrown? Is there a lot of ‘yard clutter?’ How about the driveway? Is it inviting and in good repair? The exterior of your home is the first impression that prospective buyers will have. You may discover that a bit of old-fashioned elbow grease will go a long way toward improving the visual appeal of your home.
The Interior of Your Home
Once you have taken a good look at the exterior, go inside the house and take an honest look at the messages it sends. Certain things just say ‘home.’ Are the windows clean, to let maximum light in? A bright home is always inviting. Is there a lot of clutter everywhere? ‘Tidy’ says welcome much more effectively. If you have pets, check for pet hair, pet odors, and pet stains on carpet or upholstery -these can often be a deterrent to potential buyers.
Spring Home Projects
Although there are many things that you can do quickly and easily to increase your home’s appeal and value, sometimes home repair or remodeling is the only way to get the job done. As we all know, home repairs and upgrades can be costly, so it is important to know how and where to spend your money for maximum effect. There are many choices to be made! If you have a fixed budget for home improvement, how do you make smart choices? Which decisions will have the greatest impact on the value of your home when you decide to sell? These are the times when a real estate agent can be your greatest ally.
Whether you are considering small projects like painting the walls and staining the deck or larger projects like expanding the front porch or building an addition, a reliable real estate agent is indispensable when it comes to making sound decisions that will add maximum value to your home. With so much to be considered, why miss out on the chance to have an expert adviser?
Contact Preslee Real Estate to list your home!
Team Abby Walters of Preslee Real Estate will be happy to schedule a free consultation to help you get the most out of your home as you prepare it for the market and will provide gold-standard care for listing, sales, and home buying. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so why not call today?
Make spring the best season of the year for many years to come by making smart choices for you and your home.🏡
Call Preslee Real Estate at (540) 227-4416 or schedule an appointment online at PresleeRealEstate.com.