Spring is one of the best times to sell a home. Once the holidays are over and the weather warms up, homebuyers are more willing to get outside and attend open houses. Plus, many families want to buy a home during the summer months before the next school year starts.
If you've been thinking of listing your home for the spring buying season, now is the time to get ready! Try some of these simple steps to spruce up your living space and attract potential buyers.
1 – Think like a buyer
When you've lived in your home for many happy years, you've probably added your unique style to every room. All your décor, collectibles and family photos say “home sweet home" to you. However, these personal touches can make it difficult for potential buyers to visualize the space as their own.
Ideally, your home should be a blank canvas so potential buyers can imagine moving in and living there. Try taking a step back and looking at everything through a buyer's eyes. It will help you decide what needs to be decluttered and freshened up as you stage your home.
2 – Make the best first impression
Your home's curb appeal can bring buyers in or keep them moving onto the next for-sale sign! Luckily, creating a warm welcome for buyers doesn't have to take a lot of time or money.
Make a good first impression by trimming any overgrown bushes and planting colorful flowers. Remove any seasonal decorations from your front entrance and keep it simple with a welcome mat and a potted plant or two. An enhanced exterior will help convince buyers to come inside and see the rest of your home.
3 – Brighten up
Good lighting is always high on a buyer's wish list. Make sure your windows are clean inside and out to let in as much sunlight as possible. During showings, turn on all the lights to make your home feel warm and welcoming.
4 – Make smart upgrades
You don't have to bust your budget on costly renovations to add value to your home. Instead, focus on small improvements you can easily do yourself. Experts advise starting with a fresh coat of paint in the main rooms. A neutral palette will make your home look clean and updated.
Next, replace the small things that might be dating your house. New, modern door handles, cabinet hardware, faucets and showerheads are inexpensive upgrades that can really make a difference.
Spring forward into your next home
Spring is the perfect season for homeowners who want to sell their current home and move into a new one right away. If you can sell your home quickly for a great price, you'll have more money to put towards the purchase of your next home.
At Wright-Patt Credit Union, we make it easier to buy a home. We'll show you how to prepare for your purchase, grow your savings and find the mortgage loan that's right for you. From the down payment to move-in day, our friendly, knowledgeable Mortgage Loan Originators will help you every step of the way. We can even connect you with trusted realtors who can assist with the sale of your current home! Visit your nearest Member Center or fill out a contact form to get in touch with a Mortgage Originator directly.