Soon, for-sale signs will begin popping up in the front yards of homes around the nation next to spring tulips, lilies and daisies. January and February are traditionally some of the slowest months of the year for real-estate sales; therefore, months like March and April are subject to substantial increases in home listings.
So, what are you going to do to make your home stand out? Buyers looking to relocate to Reno-Tahoe are typically looking to make their favorite vacation spot their permanent residence. Here are three simple tips that will make selling your home that much easier this spring.
Clean, Clean, and Clean Again
While the idea of “spring cleaning” is anything but groundbreaking, it’s one of the most important aspects of selling a home. An extra clean house shows that the home has been well cared for and will give the potential new buyer a feeling that everything in the house that you can’t see has equally been maintained.
Look for areas of your home that you haven’t thought about cleaning, and really get outside the box here. The windows of your garage doors to air filters and small storage spaces, you want your home to look brand new. This includes the front yard, backyard, inside, outside and everywhere in between.
Be Realistic About Price
Just because spring is here and the market is doing well, don’t hike up your home prices. Consumers are smarter now than ever before, so while you want to get the most out of your real-estate sale, be real about value. When priced right at the outset, your home creates its own “buzz” and creates an impetus for a buyer to make a compelling offer before anyone else does!
What is it that we love about our accommodations when we are on vacation? Cleanliness for sure. Fresh flowers in the living room and a bowl of fresh fruit in the kitchen. A master bathroom that feels more like a spa with an abundance of neatly folded white towels. A backyard that is not just a place for kids, but a resort-like oasis. And always, everything in its place, like the maid just left.
So, there you have it. Three effective ways to help get your home from for sale to sold this spring. With the majestic beauty of the Sierra Nevadas as a backdrop, your home has never looked better!
As always, contact Kristen Smith for any questions you might have regarding real estate in Northern Nevada.