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What to Do to Get Ready to Sell in Spring

Feb 18, 2022 | Home Tips, Salt Lake City

Are you getting ready for a move this upcoming spring? 

In the United States, 80% of moves take place between April and September. This happens for several reasons, including kids being off of school.

But this also means that more houses may be on the market in the springtime. As such, you’ll need to know how to make your house stand out. Below, we’ll get into our top tips for selling a home in spring. So keep reading to increase the chances that you’ll sell soon!

Fix Any Small Issues Now Before Selling in the Spring Market

Before putting your house on the market, you should fix any minor issues. For example, many homes have problems with plumbing, heat, or roofing. 

Go around your house to see what unique problems you can identify. Then, call the proper professionals to have these fixed. 

You may also want to give your house a new coat of paint. Get rid of any chipped or cracking paint, as this makes the house look more run-down. 

If people notice minor issues when they come through your house, they may get dissuaded from putting in an offer. This is because they don’t want to spend money correcting problems themselves.

Check the Yard

Next, look at your yard. Drive past it several times and ask yourself how it looks from the road. 

Make sure your landscaping looks well-maintained. If needed, plant new flowers or do some weeding. Keep your grass cut short and well-watered.

Store any tools or toys in their proper place. If your children play outside, ask them to clean up right away afterward. That way, anyone who sees your “For Sale” sign has a better chance of being impressed.

Be Smart with Renovations

If you plan on doing renovations, talk them over with your Realtor to make sure the renovations you are planning will result in the highest return on investment.  Your renovations can either improve or decrease the value of your home

Resist the temptation to upgrade your home using overly specific patterns and styles. These might go out of style in the next few years. They also might not suit the tastes of your future buyers. Instead, all renovations should stick to styles that have remained timeless.

Clean and Declutter

The best way to sell a home in spring is to keep it clean and decluttered.

To do this, go through all your belongings. Throw out or donate everything you don’t need. Then, make a space for everything. Regularly clean your house so that it’s ready when your Realtor wants to show it.

Hire a Real Estate Agent

It would be best not to consider selling a home in the spring without a Realtor. 

A good Realtor will give advice on preparing your home for sale, will stage the home, have professional photos taken, will market the home, negotiate the sale and will manage the transaction through to the closing day.

A good Realtor will also understand what it will take to get you from the home you are in now, to the home you want to be in.

Ready to Start Selling a Home in Spring?

Selling a home in spring might seem like a monumental task, but it doesn’t have to be.

Our team has a lot of experience selling homes in the Salt Lake City area. We’ll be able to connect you with the hundreds of potential buyers that come to Salt Lake City each year. We can also provide you with more advice about selling a home in spring.

Want to learn more about what we can do for you? Contact us today!

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