Spring is right around the corner and this is exciting to many people looking to sell their homes. Spring is typically the hottest time for real estate activity. Buyers are eager this time of year and with the weather changing it is a great time to show off the best attributes of your home. For those looking to sell their home in Helena, Montana Bruce Swinney and Associates are the Real Estate Team to choose to get the best value, and quick sale from your home. We have been in the Helena Market for years and can make your house really shine to potential buyers.
Your homes initial impression is one of the most powerful selling tools it has. Most buyers will make a decision within the first 60 seconds of seeing a home as to whether or not they want to consider the property. If you want to master the spring sale of your Helena home take these tips below to heart.
It never hurt anyone before by doing a little work around the house to boost up the homes potential. Try trimming trees and bushes so buyers can see your home, pressure-washing the driveway, front walk, house and patio. Also painting the front door as buyers may linger at the door while they wait for the agent to open the lockbox. Adding colorful flowers to sell your home this spring and cleaning the windows so they sparkle inside and out. We also suggest putting down mulch at least a few days before an open house so the smell fades before prospective buyers arrive.
-De-Clutter and De-Personalize
You will want to go through all your furniture and closets with a discerning eye to eliminate clutter. You will want to make the closets and rooms look bigger so eliminating clutter is a must! You want buyers to say I can see myself living here.
-Do Re-Inspection Repairs
If you know a home inspector is going to find something wrong with your home, then go ahead and fix it. It makes more sense to do the repairs ahead of time rather than wait for a buyer to request it. Buyers may end up asking you to spend $300 on what should cost $100 just to make sure it’s done right.
-Setting the Listing Price
Even though prices are rising in some areas, you need to be reasonable and compare your home to similar properties that have recently sold. Buyer’s today are savvy, if you price too low they will think something is wrong with your home. If you price it too high and have to lower your price, it will hurt you more than if you price it right the first time. Overpriced homes that stay on the market for 90 to 120 days can be extremely difficult to sell.