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Posts from 2019-03-16

March into home buying season

 

March 2019

March into home buying season

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes homebuyers. April is the beginning of the home buying season for most of the country. If you are about to put your home on the market, now is the time to prepare.

Here are some easy steps to help sell your home this spring:

Enhance curb appeal

A buyer’s first impression of your home is the exterior. Maximize curb appeal by trimming hedges and clearing out dead leaves and debris from your yard. Don’t forget to power wash your windows and exterior.Helpful tip: Buying new house numbers can make it easier for people to find your address.

Go for a deep clean

A well-cleaned interior gives your home an extra sparkle that can make a big difference when buyers walk in. Consider hiring a professional cleaner who has the experience, tools and time to make your home stand out.

Update your lighting

A bright home is more inviting. Replace your old bulbs with brighter lights to highlight focal points of your house. You can also add window treatments to enhance natural light.

Tackle home projects

You may not have time or money for all the repair projects on your list, so start by prioritizing key rooms such as the kitchen or bathrooms. Hiring a home inspector can help you assess what most needs attention.

A kitchen counter under a bright window

Cut the clutter

Prospective buyers want to visualize living there. To help them, clear counters and shelf space and avoid displaying too many personal items, such as photographs and family heirlooms. Consider removing unnecessary furniture to make the inside more spacious.

Add fresh paint

A new coat of paint can give your home a fresh look. You don’t need to paint your entire house, but adding it to certain rooms can make a huge difference.Helpful tip: You may enjoy lime green in your living room, but go for more neutral colors during selling time.

By following the above tips, you can get your home ready for the upcoming buying season.

Source: https://mortgage.bankofamerica.com/joekelliher/article/341