Spring is the prime time to sell your Southampton home. Regardless of whether it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, inventory almost always rises in the spring. This is due to the largest number of buyers actively searching for a Southampton home during the months of April, May and June.
Here are some tips you can use to improve the odds that your home will stand out among the other Southampton homes during the spring real estate market:
1. Wash windows inside and out / polish all mirrors
A potential buyer may not realize why your home seems so inviting but will feel drawn to it if the windows are spotless and your mirrors reflect sunlight. Make sure to wipe down all window frames and tracks! Cleaning is the first step in preparing your home for sale. It’s all in the details!
2. Rake the yard / trim back bushes
Do not let overgrown vegetation block the windows or path to the entrance of your home. Clean out all of the dead leaves and debris in your lawn to make it look appealing. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will allow the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home, ultimately making it look better for photographs. After all, the exterior of your home is comparable to a first impression for buyers!
3. Mow diagonally and edge lawn along driveway / sidewalks
Manicured lawns tell buyers you pay attention to small details. If you mow you lawn diagonally, it will make your yard appear larger and taken care of. Don’t forget to whipper snip the edges!
4. Transplant tulips and daffodils or buy flowers
Yellow flowers stimulate buying urges. After winter, everybody is anxious to see the first signs of spring. Yellow tulips and daffodils induce feelings of happiness and contentment. Arrange vases with a variety of flowers near the entrance and kitchen to add great curb appeal.
5. Clean drapes, curtains & blinds and open every window
Send your window coverings to the dry cleaners or wash, dry and press to get rid of all accumulated dust and spider webs. If you’re in need of a quick wash, toss blinds into a soapy bathtub. Crisp linens and a spring-time breeze through the windows invites the season inside, breathing life into your space.
6. Highlight Focal Points
Does your home possess any special features like a beautiful fireplace mantle or a claw foot tub? Draw the buyer’s attention by placing decorative items that will draw attention to those focal points. This can include:
- Placing a striking fern on the mantle to highlight the fireplace.
- Purchasing a bathtub caddy with wine glasses and quality self care products, creating the illusion of a spa.
- Adding textured pillows to the window seat, making a comfortable reading nook.
7. Polish floors to a high gloss
If your hardwood floors are in rough shape, refinishing may be necessary. Make your ceramic and linoleum floors twinkle and shine. Bleach dull grout. Thoroughly clean all area rugs to ensure your floors look their best.
8. Utilize towels, throws, pillows in light colors – yellows, pinks, pale blues, lavenders
Utilize soft spring colors as they will light up a room. Layer towels on bathroom towel racks and place rolled wash cloths on the counters in a fashionable pyramid.
We hope these tips are useful to you! Don’t hesitate to call The Saugeen Team to inquire about selling your home!