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  • Writer's pictureBrett Rosenbaugh

3 Steps to Get Your Home Ready for a Springtime Sale

It’s that time of year again! Longer days, warmer weather, and the perfect opportunity to get your home ready to sell. Selling your home during the spring months is ideal, as buyers are out in full force this time of year. If you want to make sure your house stands out from all the others on the market, here are a few steps you can take to get started.

Step One: Cleaning and Decluttering

This one might seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning that a deep clean of your home is essential before listing. Buyers will look everywhere when they come through—in closets, in drawers, even behind appliances—so make sure every nook and cranny of your home shines. Additionally, decluttering can help your space feel bigger and more inviting; try boxing up unnecessary items or storing them offsite if necessary.

Step Two: Make Necessary Repairs

It’s always a good idea to make small repairs around the house before listing; things like loose door handles, leaky faucets, or scratches in walls can be easily fixed with a few tools from the hardware store (and often at little cost). If some repairs require professional attention—like repairing damaged roof shingles—it may be worth investing in these ahead of time.

Step Three: Sprucing Up Curb Appeal

The exterior of your house also needs TLC before listing; this is one of the first impressions potential buyers will have of your property so it’s important to make sure it looks sharp! Start by refreshing landscaping by mowing lawns, pruning trees and shrubs, adding mulch or stone pathways if necessary. Then add some pops of color with fresh flowers or new paint on front doors/window trim. Don’t forget light fixtures too—if they look dated replace them with something more modern!

Selling a home can be an intimidating process but taking care of these three key steps ahead of time can give you peace of mind knowing that all bases are covered when potential buyers come through. Though there may be other projects you want to tackle as well—such as remodeling kitchens or bathrooms—these basics will help get you started feeling prepared for listing season! Let's get selling!

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