Home-Selling Tips for This Spring
Selling Your House in the Spring
South Dakota temperatures are starting to rise and as the weather warms up, the real estate market will follow suit. Are you considering selling your house in Brookings, SD, this spring? If so, the dedicated professionals at Brookings Home Team are here to help. Our many years of experience have allowed us to sell more homes, for the highest dollar, in the shortest amount of time, and we’ve provided some tips to help you navigate the housing market this spring.
Spring Curb Appeal
Whether it’s online or in-person, most homebuyers will see the outside of your house first. As we all know, first impressions are a big deal, and this goes double for selling your home so we want to start there. If you live in Brookings, you know how fast the weather can change! Chances are you haven’t had too much time for spring maintenance yet, so let's get started with how you can improve your home’s curb appeal. Creating a checklist will be helpful to stay on track and not get overwhelmed with the home-selling process.
- Rake the lawn of any scattered winter debris
- Trim back hedges and bushes as necessary to create clean lines
- Hit the perimeter of your lawn with an edging tool to remove any winter grime from the outer areas of your lawn
- Trim tangled or messy branches that may have gotten broken over the winter
- Power wash the siding of your home and don’t forget your windows (or at least the visible windows on the front of your house)
- Sweep and wash the driveway, sidewalks, and walkways leading to your home
- Replace your old, weathered welcome mat for a fresh clean one
- Plant cold spring flowers like Pansies, Snapdragons, and Dwarf Crested Irises
- Clean your gutters
Spring Cleaning Inside Your Home
If you’re selling your house in Brookings this spring, cleaning and decluttering your home is a must. Not only does it show potential buyers that the house has been well cared for, but the decluttering process can also give you a head start on packing. As you move throughout the house, you can label each room or space you’re in so you’re more prepared for your next home. Then, on to staging your home!
Staging Your Home This Spring
You’ve improved your curb appeal. You’ve cleaned and decluttered the inside of your home. You’ve done a great job springing into the new season thus far, congratulations! Now let’s concentrate on staging. The process of staging your home matters and it helps continue those great first impressions, or in this case, a second impression. Knowing the real estate market is starting to heat up and depending on your timeline to sell, this will usually set the pace for how quickly you want to stage your home. While you might be hesitant to pay for this type of service, staging professionals know how to get the best out of your space and will use contemporary design treatments to make your home more warm and welcoming.
Brookings Home Team Can Help You Sell This Spring
If you have any questions please reach out to the Brookings Home Team at (605) 691-3023 or utilize our online contact form. Our experienced and motivated real estate professionals are here to help you sell your house with a proven home evaluation process designed to increase profits and decrease turnaround. Reach out today and we'll give you our top reasons for selling your house this spring!