Springtime brings sunshine, showers—and plenty of opportunities for home staging.
As we like to say, there’s never a second chance for a first impression. Spring is the season of increased home listings. In order to compete with other sellers on the market, it’s important to look as clean and fresh as the spring mountain air.
Make the most of the season with these four fresh updates from HGTV that are sure to attract buyers.
1. Hide the Winter
The gray days of winter are behind us! Celebrate the warmth of the season by bringing out the bright colors. Tuck away the heavy, winter flannel comforter and bring in the spring with light, crisp, and colorful linens. Don’t forget floral-designed accent pillows for added style and comfort.
Next, declutter, declutter, declutter. Move your bulky winter things out of your closet, as well. After all, you won’t need them until next season at your new home. You’ll clear your closets and impress buyers with all that space.
2. Start Your Spring Cleaning
It’s natural to want to spruce up your space in the spring—so, scrub away! Remove your winter boot grime by scrubbing and buffing the floors. Clear off tables and counters (even your regularly used small appliances like toaster ovens and coffee pots). Instead, decorate the counter with a simple bowl of fresh flowers, fruit, or even seasonal vegetables.
Review our 9 Issues to Solve before You List Your Home and take care of any outstanding home repairs, while you’re at it. And don’t forget to shine the windows! A sparkling home will impress buyers and make your home seem even more appealing.
3. Show off Your Green Thumb
Did you know that 38% of homebuyers drive by a home without requesting a walkthrough? This spring, get your yard in shape as quickly as possible to attract the drive-by buyers.
Clear winter yard debris and get frost-resistant plants that won’t be affected if a late cold spell hits (or potted plants that can be brought indoors). Invest in a professional landscaper to keep the yard in shape if you plan to move quickly. Look for plants that add a pop of color. It can be as simple as adding a few potted plants to the entryway.
4. Welcome Potential Buyers
A clean, pretty doorway will help set the tone for your entire showing. Take down your winter wreath and put up a spring-themed door sign instead. If your welcome mat is covered with winter dirt, purchase a new one. Place an umbrella stand by the door to catch people coming in from spring showers. You can even take this a step further and repaint the front door for fresh, clean look.
Spring is a season of scents as much as sights. Bring spring indoors with light floral aromas that enhance the mood. If you can’t invest in fresh flowers, consider candles or diffusers that capture the essence of spring.
Lastly, pull back the curtains and drapes, raise the blinds, and let in the spring sunshine. By now, your home should say, “Welcome buyers!”
All real estate is local. In order to make confident real estate decisions, we believe it is important for you to have timely and neighborhood-specific information. If you would like more information about staging your home for a spring sale, our experts at Beverly-Hanks are here to help. Contact us today to speak with a Beverly-Hanks real estate agent about selling homes and land in Western North Carolina.
— Beverly-Hanks WNC (@beverlyhanks) March 31, 2017