An Introduction to Selling Your Home in the Spring
One of the best things about the beginning of spring is how the smell in the air changes from the neutrality contained in winter frost to the funky, layered scent of ice melting, mud forming, and sap beginning to move through the limbs of thawing trees. If you aren’t attempting to sell a home, the arrival of spring is likely a life-giving occurrence.
If you are selling a home, on the other hand, it can seem as though spring is the beginning of the hardest work of your life.
As we’ve mentioned before on this website, springtime is commonly the period of the year when the highest number of homes begin hitting the market. It makes sense then, that spring is also the period of the year when the highest number of people begin looking for homes. It’s one of those Chicken-Or-The-Egg paradoxes that repeats itself each year as warm weather calls to our evolved urges to change our surroundings, spruce up our nests, and generally prepare for summer.
We’re going to take time to explore some of the many ways in which you can start prepping your home for a spring sale. While the principles of selling a home are similar regardless of the season, the transition from winter into spring contains its own unique cocktail of “dos” and “don’ts” and “absolutely do not forgets.” Unlike the season from which we are now emerging, spring demands that we start to pay greater and greater attention to not just the inside of a home but also its exterior. And, while we’ve discussed at length the importance of not neglecting a home’s exterior during the winter, the intensity of the gaze now being leveled at the yard of your for-sale home demands that you significantly up the effort when it comes to sprucing up gardens, walkways, hedges, and overgrown trees.
Like all things, the advice that we will give possess a wide variety of implementable degrees. You can, for instance, go the maximum distance and hire a landscape crew to make your exterior irresistibly memorable, or you can just rake some leaves and sticks into a pile and call it a day. Our expertise and advice is yours to do with what you will.
Next up: A deeper look at how to prepare the exterior of your for-sale home to showcase its true springtime potential!
- Home Improvements
- Major Turn-Offs for Home Buyers
- Discover Your Home's Value
- Increasing Your Home's Value
- Simple Steps to Improving the Yard
- Cleaning Up Your Home’s Exterior
- Preparing Your Home For Sale
- The Interior of Your Home
- Preparing an Empty Home
- Staging a Home for Showing
- Steps to Staging Your Home
- Inspections and Pest Control
- Ridding Your Home of Pests
- Home Appraisals
- Property Assessments
- Enhancing Your Home’s Natural Lighting
- Upgrade Your Home’s Lighting Before Selling
- Eliminating Home Odors Before Selling
- Dealing with Odors in Your Home
- Removing Pesky Home Odors
- Addressing Pet Damage Before Selling Your Home
- Potential Pet Problems During Home-Selling
- Repainting: Why and When it Matters
- The Importance of Repainting
- Should I Stay or Should I Go? Selling a Home in the Winter
- Winter Tricks for Home-Selling
- An Introduction to Selling Your Home in the Spring
- Preparing Garages and Sheds
- Self-Care for Home Sellers
- Simple Home Repairs
- Fixing Up Your Garage Before Selling
- Improving & Updating Your Garage
- The Truth About Roofs
- The Process of Roof Replacements
- Mold Testing & Remediation
- The Search for Mold
- Dangers of Selling a Home With Mold
- Dealing With Water in Your Basement
- Fixing a Flooded Basement
- Home Selling With Children
- The Emotional Challenges of Moving with Children
- Preparing Your Children for Moving Day
- The Difficulties of Home Selling Involving Children
- Fun with Flooring
- Economical Carpet Cleaning Choices
- Carpet Cleaning When Selling Your Home
- DIY Hardwood Floor Installations
- Making an Impression Using Windows
- Easy Window Prep for Home Selling
- Fixing Up Your Home’s Windows
- Tips for Handling Storage While Staging
- Clearing Snow Before Showing a Home
- Ice Management
- Thinking About Plants When Selling Your Home
- Caring for Complicated Cabinets
- Preparing Your Home’s Exterior for Spring
- Porch and Patio Renovations
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5 reasons to partner with Rich Bassford
- Consistently one of the Top Selling Agents in QC
- Successfully completed over 1400 transactions in his career.
- Calculates the ideal sale price to meet your expectations and attract buyers.
- Brings interested buyers to your doorstep.
- Maximizes your home’s visibility online and through his network of agents.