So you’re preparing your home for the spring market. It may seem light a daunting task, but a few simple steps will elevate your home on the market. Spring is the best time to sell, so get started on preparing your home for the booming Denver market!
Spring cleaning time
Declutter, declutter some more, and when you think you’re done, declutter again! You likely have more possessions than you actively need and use. By going through each room and setting aside a pile to donate or recycle, you’re cutting down on the amount of things you will need to transport in your move. Decluttering also makes your home more appealing to potential buyers. It makes the space appear larger and gives them room to envision themselves in your home.
Grab some rags, some cleaning supplies, and get to work! Deep cleaning your entire house sounds overwhelming, so take it one room at a time. You don’t have to do it all in a day, set a goal of deep cleaning a room or two per week. Make a list of all of the rooms and the tasks you would like to accomplish to set yourself up for success. Potential buyers will be more likely to place an offer on your home if it’s clean, plus research shows that a clean home will sell for a few thousand dollars higher than a dirty one- so deep clean like you mean it!
Small fixes and tweaks
Make some small repairs
Completing some small repairs around the house, like fixing a leaky faucet or a loose doorknob, will increase your chances of an offer. No buyer wants to walk into a new house with a whole honey to-do list. Putting a fresh coat of paint on the wall in a neutral color is an easy enough task that will reap high rewards. Do note that small repairs should not cost an arm and a leg. Be strategic and do research before making large repairs or remodels to see if you would get a good return on your investment.
Add curb appeal
By mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters, or fixing up the garden, you will create a lasting first impression for buyers. Take advantage of the weather warming up and plant some flowers to add to your home’s curb appeal. If you take a weekend to tackle some outdoor home projects, everyone on the block, including potential buyers, will be intrigued and want to see the inside!
Open it up and brighten it up!
Let natural lights shine through your windows and brighten a room up. Raise your shades and open your curtains to let light shine through. The light creates an impression of larger rooms and creates an overall feeling of health and happiness. By maximizing scenic views from your windows and creating an illusion of a larger space, you can increase the value of your home.
Pay attention to odors
Smell is a sense that’s often forgotten when preparing your home, but it’s arguably one of the most important. Potential buyers will be turned off by the smell of pets, cooked food, tobacco, or other pungent odors. Carpets and rugs can hold smells, so be sure to tackle them when you are deep cleaning. Cut some fresh flowers and open up windows to circulate air flow through your home so it’s inviting for all parties.
If you're thinking about selling your home on the Colorado Front Range, contact Corcoran Perry & Co. today. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have.