Prepare to Show Your Home in the Best Light This Spring

Kathy Gubernick  |  February 21, 2022

The spring market is a very lucrative time in the real estate industry, and homes can sell very quickly. Now is the perfect time to make sure your home is in its best shape to ensure you receive top dollar for your home. As you prepare your home for the upcoming spring market, keep these tips in mind!
1. Declutter - A cluttered home can make your space feel smaller to potential buyers. Start to declutter by donating or selling anything you have not used in at least a year. When showing your home, store personal photos and mementos away as well. Decluttering ahead of time will also ensure a more seamless packing experience when it comes time to move to your new home.
2. Curb Appeal - Adding fresh mulch to flower beds and adding new plants or shrubs to spaces that need a little something extra is a great way to give your home’s exterior a much-needed refresh for the spring season. This is also a great time to pressure wash your walkways, porches, and patios to remove all of the winter dirt and salt build-up.
3. Deep Clean - Show your home in its best state! That means wiping down floorboards, professionally cleaning your carpets, and dusting those hard-to-reach places. Make sure all tile grout is clean and restored to its original color and don’t forget to clean those bathroom mirrors.
4. Freshen Up - Small touches throughout the home can make a big impact. Apply a coat of paint to walls, trim, and touch-up high traffic areas to remove gashes and marks. This is also a great time to make sure any leftover paint you have stored in the basement is labeled properly.
5. Talk to your agent about pre-marketing your home using Compass Private Exclusive - When listing your home with Compass Private Exclusive, we can get the best offer by testing the market privately to gather key insights without your listing getting stale.
6. Make Necessary Repairs - Is your home’s HVAC system on its last life? Make sure all major appliances are in working order before listing your home. If you’re not able to front the costs for these repairs, consider our Compass Concierge program!
Tip: Maximize the value of your home with Compass Concierge; the hassle-free way to sell your home faster and for a higher price. From staging to renovation, our exclusive Concierge program transforms your home with zero upfront costs and no interest. As your Compass agent, I will help you determine which services can deliver the greatest return on your investment. The entire process is designed for speed, so that work can begin — and your home can sell — as quickly as possible.
If you’re ready to list your home for the spring market, contact me today!

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