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If you are planning to sell your home next spring, why not get a jumpstart during the fall/winter season so you have more time and less stress while preparing? An added plus is that your home could potentially be ready to list in time for the early spring selling season at the end of January when the market is less crowded. It's a win-win! Here's our go-to list of what sellers should be doing now to ensure for a successful sale next spring.
1. ASSESS YOUR HOME'S CONDITION – INSIDE & OUT
Do a thorough walk-thru with an objective eye. Does it have move-in ready appeal that will "wow" young, savvy buyers? Is there chipped paint on moldings and trim? Is the front entry carpet runner worn and could benefit from replacing? Look at your property through the lens of your buyer and determine what needs the most attention so that buyers can immediately connect and envision themselves living there with minimal work to do when they move in.
2. FIRST IMPRESSIONS GO A LONG WAY
With the changing seasons, tackle exterior repairs and landscaping while you can by keeping gutters clean, lawn raked, shrubs trimmed, and driveways/walkways shoveled. For an inviting front porch with curb appeal, maintain a polished look each season with welcoming accents such as potted evergreens or berry branches, a beautiful wreath on the door, glowing lanterns, and a colorful welcome mat.
3. REMOVE DISTRACTIONS & GET ORGANIZED
Tackle clutter one room at a time and decide whether to keep or purge items based on when you last touched or used it. Remove personal items, collectibles, and excessive furniture that distract from the room's key features as well as its perceived size and flow. Then organize the remaining items with efficient storage solutions such as baskets and containers for closets, drawers, and cabinets.
4. MAKE IT FRESH & BRIGHT
Ask yourself if the color on the walls and cabinets is too dark? Does wallpaper need to be removed? Are window treatments dated and heavy? Does worn carpet need replacing? Do hardwood floors need polishing? Simply adding a fresh coat of neutral "greige" paint to dark walls will brighten the room by creating a backdrop to showcase the other elements in the room, such as the white trim, new carpeting, wall art, and furniture (as shown in library above).
5. CREATE THE 'WOW' FACTOR
Buyers need to emotionally connect by envisioning how their furnishings will look in the space. Staging a home is an investment in getting the property sold and for top dollar. Professional stagers can create the "wow" factor that might be needed after all of the repairs and upgrades are finished. Complete the look with strategically placed modern furniture paired with pops of colorful and inviting accents that will make a lasting impression as pictured in the living room photo above.
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