Easy Tips to Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Market

Spring is finally right around the corner!  If you’re planning on putting your home on the market anytime soon, make it more appealing for potential buyers (and yourself) with these quick (and relatively easy) tips:

 

1. Trim bushes around home so they don’t block windows or architectural details. 

2. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch.

3. Install new doorknobs on your front door.

4. Repair any cracks in the driveway.

5. Edge the grass around walkways and trees.

6. Keep your garden tools and hoses out of sight.
7. Clear toys from the lawn.

8. Install a new mailbox.

9. Upgrade your outside lighting.

10. Buy a new doormat for the outside of your front door.

11. Clean your windows, inside and outside.

12. Polish or replace your house numbers.

13. Place a seasonal wreath on your door.

 

Whew!  After you’ve tackled all of that, take a break.  You’ve earned it!  Hopefully you’ll earn a few more looks from buyers too.  More looks mean more showings on your home.  And more showings usually lead to the word, S-O-L-D! 

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Comments

  • Christopher Adams  On March 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Good tips Sarah! I know I’m looking forward to spring in CT!

    • sarahguertin  On March 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

      Thanks, Chris! I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to Spring more… even when I lived in Vermont! You expect Winter to last ’til June up there! 🙂

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