Spring is almost here, and in many cities this is prime time to list your home for sale. Home sales tend to decline when it is cold, rainy, icy and snowy outside since most people do not like to be out in these conditions. If you are preparing to list your home, there are many things you can do to get it ready to show. Here are a few of the ways you can spring clean your home in order to hopefully get a faster sale.
Pressure Wash the Exterior of Your Home
When you are preparing to sell your home, take the time to pressure wash the exterior; this can include things such as
- Your home's siding
- Your driveway
- Your patio or deck
- Your fence
Dirt, dust, pollen, and other outdoor elements can sit on these surfaces, making them dirty and dingy. When you pressure wash these surfaces, you remove the dirt and bring out their true color. They may look newer, brighter, better cared for, and more vibrant.
Declutter Your Home
Another tip for spring cleaning your home before you list it is to declutter your home. Decluttering is one of the top real estate tips around. If your home is cluttered, buyers may be unable to see the home's full potential. For instance, if you have lots of family pictures on the walls, it may be harder for a buyer to imagine their own family living there.
They may look in a kitchen that is stuffed to the gills with pots and plates and wonder if there is enough storage space for them. Or they may look at a bedroom with too much furniture and think the room is smaller than it is. Decluttering helps to make a home feel larger than it is without making a buyer think there is not enough space.
Deep Clean the Interior of Your Home
Before listing your home, deep clean the interior of your home. This includes all of those spring cleaning tasks that many of us put off. Take the time to scrub the walls, remove dirt from the baseboards, dust the blinds, shampoo your carpet, vacuum your draperies and upholstered furniture, and clean the cobwebs from the corner. A sparkling clean home shines and may portray to a potential buyer that your home is loved and well-cared for.
When you are preparing to sell your home, you may think that you have to make large or pricey changes to help your real estate sell faster. However, this is not the case. Simple spring cleaning can make your home more attractive to potential buyers and possibly help it to sell faster.