Tips for a quick spring home sale

With the first day of spring, comes the unofficial launch of home buying (and home selling) season. The real estate market generally heats up during spring months, and luckily for home sellers, this season offers unique opportunities to up curb appeal and the overall appearance of your home.

If you are planning to list your home soon, take advantage of first impressions. Potential homebuyers need to be able to picture themselves living in your home. Having said that, first impressions are very important, so be sure that the exterior of your home looks as appealing and well-kept as possible. Using the spring gardening (and beautiful colours) to your advantage is smart. The presence of colour and greenery outside of your home will up your curb appeal (and resale value). In addition, bring some of those spring colours inside the home too. Fresh flowers in your home is a small touch that can make an impact when potential buyers are touring your home in an open house or showing.

Here’s a checklist you may find helpful. Walk around your house and check the following:

  • Your yard is clutter-free
  • Driveway and/or walkway is free of cracks or uneven spaces
  • The lawn is well-maintained and free of bald/discoloured spots
  • Windows and exterior walls are clean
  • All exterior paint (including the front door) is kept up and not chipping
  • Eaves and downspouts are clean and in working order
  • Decks/patios are clean and clutter-free
  • Ensure all outdoor lighting works
  • Windows/doors are properly caulked
  • Gates (if you have them) are well-oiled

Paint your front door a chic, eye-catching shade, and you’ll have all the passersby stopping to gawk in envy. Choose a color that complements your home; if you need help deciding, pick the shade that’s opposite the color of your house onthe color wheel. [Domaine Home]

We found the above tip along with seven other great ones in this article in Domaine Home: 8 inspiring ways to amp up your curb appeal. We’d love to hear from some landscapers or designers on other tips as well, you can share yours with us on our Twitter page.

Your REALTOR® can always help you ensure that the exterior of your home has great curb appeal for resale, and can offer you some more tips. If you’re thinking of hiring someone to do the yard work for you,  ask us for a list of our approved vendors.

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