Getting Your Home Ready For the Spring Buying Market
Spring is here, and as the ground begins to thaw and the daffodils begin blooming, potential buyers begin getting ready to turn their home buying dreams into a reality. The spring home buying market is traditionally one of the busiest times of years, and if you are considering selling a home or property now is the time to get ready. While there are many factors that go into the decision to purchase a particular home, such as price, location, and square footage, having your home bright, clean, and ready for viewing can give you a definite competitive edge.
The Spring Buying Market
According to research on real estate trends in US News and World Reports, the improvements the housing market made over the winter are expected to hold throughout the spring season. Crediting steady job growth, reasonable mortgage rates and an abundance of lenders, new home builders are cautiously optimistic. Sales of new homes have been the strongest the market has seen since 2007, and the pricing for newer homes has become increasingly more competitive. With the number of new housing units and communities available, this is all the more reason for people interested in selling an older home to make minor repairs and improvements that will help to present their homes in the best possible light.
Tips to Get Your Home Ready For Spring
Staging can make all the difference in the time it takes to sell your home, and it is well worth a seller’s time to go through their property, arranging things and making minor improvements in order to present your home in the best possible light to potential buyers. According to the experts at HGTV, the following are simple ways you can get your home ready for the spring buying season:
- Clean up your yard. Leaves, twigs, and winter debris can make your home look dingy and unkempt. Clean your gutters and spend some time sprucing up your landscaping, such as by cleaning up outdoor furniture, trimming back dead branches, and laying down fresh mulch or adding some spring flowers. Make your entranceway appealing by applying a fresh coat of paint to the door, sweeping out corners, and adding a new welcome mat.
- When your done cleaning the outside, clean the inside a good clean as well. There is no better time to do some spring cleaning than when you are getting ready to show your home. Get rid of old, broken, and unused items, and switch out your bulky winter wardrobe to get added space. Showing a home that is sparkling clean is an easy way to make a terrific impression on potential buyers.
- Lighten up on colors. Bring spring indoors by getting rid of heavy winter linens and accessories, and switching them out for lighter, brighter, and airier colors. Drawing back curtains, opening blinds, and adding some fresh cut flowers to each room is an easy and inexpensive way to make your home look fresh and appealing.
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At Cavallo & Cavallo, our experienced New York real estate attorneys can assist you through every step of the home buying or selling process. As your neighborhood law firm, you can trusts our teams of legal professionals to use their knowledge, skill, and legal experience to ensure your rights and best interests are protected.