Get Your Home Ready for a Spring Sale
There are certain things that are synonymous like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, cookies and milk, and Spring and cleaning. If you are looking to sell your home this year doing a thorough cleaning is not only recommended but advised. The seasons are finally changing and Spring is the optimal time to sell your home, regardless of the market there is usually an uptick in sales when the season changes. Here are some tips to ensure your house is not only sparkling but marketable.
Clean the windows – Spend some time cleaning the interior and exterior windows, mirrors and screens. Bright, spotless windows let in optimal light, reflects sunlight and is inviting. A potential buyer will appreciate the views much more if your windows are clean and smudge free and will help them envision details like window treatments and possibly outdoor landscaping ideas.
Pay attention to the outdoors – The winter season can wreak havoc on your yard. A simply rake through of dead leaves, debris, cutting back vegetation, and trimming bushes and trees can make a huge impact for your curb appeal. Also, make sure your front entrance looks appealing, perhaps add a fresh coat of paint to your home’s exterior door, place a new outdoor mat, or consider adding a couple potted plants or flowers for maximum impact. Ensuring your home’s exterior looks good is important because this is the first impression buyers will have as they pull up to your home.
Clean your floors – Unfortunately, Spring is a time for rain and mud and it can really accumulate on your floors, especially if you have pets. Make sure you spend some time polishing your hardwood floors and vacuum your carpets thoroughly. Consider renting a carpet shampooer to really lift up the dirt, grime or stains that can accumulate on your carpets.
Clean storage areas – If you haven’t already, spend some time organizing and decluttering your closets. This is often an area of homes that are forgotten but important. Take some time to go through your clothes and start donating items you don’t need or wear anymore. The last thing you want is for buyers to think your home doesn’t have enough storage space. Try to minimize the clothing you do have, hang items with like colors, and use organizers for items such as scarves and shoes. You can also store clothes that are out of season to optimize your closet space.
Pay attention to details – Fine tune your cleaning to areas you might not typically clean such as vents, baseboards, HVAC units, showers, ceiling fans, and light fixtures. Cleaning areas like this might not seem like a big deal but prospective buyers will notice if these areas are covered in dust and grime.
Basic Checklist To Get Your Home Ready for a Spring Sale
- Clean Out Closets and Drawers
- Vacuum and Turn Mattresses
- Wash Windows
- Wipe Down Walls
- Clean Oven, Grease Traps, and Stove Filters
- Vacuum Upholstered Furniture
- Polish Brass
- Vacuum Under Beds
- Clean Drains
- Clean Washing Machine
- Clean Draperies and Blinds
- Steam Clean Carpets and Rugs
- Dust Floor Boards and Doors
- Clean Air Vents
- Clean Dryer Vents and Exhaust
- Change and Clean Furnace Filter
- Clean Refrigerator Including Vents and Grills
- Vacuum Under Beds
- Dust Lamp Shades
- Dust Lamp Shades
- Dust Ceiling Fans
- Wash Out Trash Cans
- Polish Silver
- Clean and Dust China Cabinet
When it comes to getting your home ready to sell you can count on the experts at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, John M. Brabham Real Estate. Contact us today to find out what your home is worth and get it listed fast so you can sell! John M. Brabham Real Estate Agency has been dedicated to providing quality service to the Sumter, Shaw Air Force Base Community and surrounding areas for over 60-years. Whether you’re looking for properties for rent or houses for sale, our passion is helping you find the place of your dreams! Visit us online or call us today (803) 775-1201.