Offered by Scott and Laura Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
With the arrival of spring comes the beginning of the peak real estate season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter are in the rear view mirror and the warmest months are ahead. New listings flood the market, and you find there is more buyer and seller activity than in the preceding colder months. However, with increased activity comes increased competition. Here are some tips for catching the right buyer’s eye when you put your home on the market:
Keep things light and airy. Longer days mean more showings after work on weekdays. Be sure you’re utilizing as much natural light as possible, so your home is bright and inviting when buyers come by to see it.
Temperature control is key. Springtime in the Rockies can mean eight inches of snow, or 78º weather, sometimes in the same day! Set your home to run heat and air conditioning, and use a thermostat control device, such as Nest, to keep an eye on climate control, even if you’re not at home. Making sure your home is comfortable will help a potential buyer spend more time looking at all its wonderful features.
Look good, smell good. On warmer days, open the windows to air out the house before a showing. Getting the air circulating helps clear out that “stale” smell it develops during the winter. Use fresh flowers to accent your home’s décor while adding a pleasant scent to the common areas.
Consider your strategy. Work with your REALTOR® to determine the best day to list your home. If your home has been on the market for a while, consider taking it off for a few weeks before listing it again. Homes that have been on the market for a while may not be as appealing to buyers, especially when there is a lot of competition.
Don’t forget the landscaping. Do a walk-around with your REALTOR to get a good idea of what can be refreshed, and what needs attention before you list. By repairing or refreshing areas outside your home, you ensure your home makes a great first impression.
If you have questions, or if you’re ready to sell your home, give us a call! We’d be happy to answer any questions and get you moving this spring! Call us today at 720.371.6733!
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