Ready to put your home up for sale? With a global pandemic that put the world on hold, the real estate market is about two months behind where it usually is. If you’re listing this summer, you’ll find similar activity to a normal spring in any other year. With many people forgoing traveling this summer, take advantage of this time when many people will be in town. There are a number of things you can do to prepare your home for sale this summer. Check these 5 items off your list and you’re sure to be in good shape!
Beautiful landscaping can make a huge impact on your curb appeal. Not only will it help you make a good first impression, but landscaping is something you can enjoy while you’re still living in your home. You don’t have to go over the top with landscaping, but make sure your lawn is immaculate, prune the bushes, and plant some gorgeous trees or flowers. Landscaping is the first step to making your home a stand out!
2. Spruce Up Your Exterior Entryway
Another way you can enhance your curb appeal is by sprucing up your entryway. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint in a colour that makes it pop against the rest of the house. Replace faded house numbers and old light fixtures, and buy a new welcome mat so buyers know they’re invited into your home.
3. Remove Clutter From Your Space
Prepping your home for sale is the best time to declutter your space. Buyers want to be able to envision their belongings in your home, which will be hard if the rooms are filled with knick knacks, photos and other personal items. Take this time to clean out your closets and drawers, and rent out a storage unit if you need extra space to store things.
4. Do a Deep Clean
If you’re going to be showing your home to potential buyers, make sure to do a deep clean, both inside and out. From your floors up to your ceiling fans and light fixtures, clean your home until it glistens. And don’t forget your exterior. Clean the gutters and pressure wash your home’s siding to ensure it looks well maintained upon first glance.
5. Make Repairs
If you’re putting your home on the market, it should be in the best shape possible, especially since it’s a buyers’ market out there. Defects such as leaks, broken windows or a worn roof may discourage buyers from considering your property. Take care of any imperfections and make repairs as necessary!
This summer is a great time to put your home up for sale. Follow these steps to prep your home and get in touch with your preferred professional realtor who will guide the process and connect you with tradespeople and services along the way!