Monday, April 10, 2017
As spring flourishes around us, the real estate market blooms as well! Are you considering making a move this year? Now is the perfect time to prepare for this home selling season! Keeping in mind a few simple marketing tricks to make your home stand out from the competition!
First and foremost, jump on the spring cleaning bandwagon! Sometimes the small details of cleaning the inside of closets and clearing away clutter are forgotten, but these particulars are noticeable to potential home buyers. As articulated by Michele Lerner of Realtor.com, “While everyone has clutter, buyers want to see a fantasy version of your house in which they can envision living”. You can do it!
While cleaning, take notice that all of the small repairs that have fallen by the wayside have now become more apparent. Take advantage of this time to move those repairs to the top of your to do list. Replacing doorknobs, updating fixtures, pressure washing the exterior of your home, and adding fresh mulch, all enhance the value of your showing time.
The recent trend of vibrant front door colors is also a memorable feature, adding pizzazz to otherwise average curb appeal. Consider adding new sod and flowers to complement your fresh front door, along with clearing out dead landscaping and dirty gutters. Buyers are on the lookout for the small details that allow them to picture your home as their new sanctuary.
Most importantly, seek the assistance of a trusted Realtor. Beyond selling your home for the highest price, the agent with the most extensive marketing plan and local knowledge adds immeasurable value to the home selling process. Ultimately, “You want everybody to know your home is for sale because that’s how you get the highest price” says Sissy Lappin, founder of ListingDoor.com.
It’s not too soon to start taking the small steps of preparing your home for sale. When you’re ready to pursue your next real estate transaction, don’t forget to call Tampa Bay’s real estate experts at SI Real Estate Tampa!