Spring is a time when many homebuyers shop for their dream homes. They scour the internet and drive by properties they are interested in before scheduling a showing. As sellers put their homes on the market in spring, buyers have a wide selection to choose from. They can easily look past what they don’t like and focus on what they do. Help your sellers gain a competitive edge by sharing these tips with them.
Advise Sellers to Start PackingWhile packing in advance may sound crazy to most sellers, remind them it’s something they’ll have to do eventually so it’s good to get a head start. This does not mean that they pack everything in their homes, they should only pack unused items. Tell sellers to sort their closets, basements, attics, and other storage areas to determine what stays and what goes. They can also sell or donate the items they don’t use. Homes with a few items look spacious and spacious homes appeal to buyers tremendously. Sellers should pack belongings before putting their homes on the market to determine whether they will require self-storage units.
Sellers Can Start Their To-Do ListsDue to the nasty winter weather, most homeowners postpone home repairs till spring. Spring is a great time to work on minor repairs and remodeling projects. Sellers should work on their to-do lists and conduct home inspections to see if there are more problems that need fixing. They should avoid carrying out costly renovation projects before selling their homes unless it is necessary. Some of the common spring projects include:
- Replacing the grout and caulk in the bathroom
- Updating dated or rusted ceiling fans
- Changing doorknobs, switch plates, light fixtures, and other features
- Painting the exterior or the front door and trim
- Cleaning rain gutters and downspouts
- Renovating the deck or patio