Listing your home in the spring

In All by Nathan Jones

Happy First Day of Spring!

Photo Credit: Donna Sullivan Thompson

Photo Credit: Donna Sullivan Thompson

 

Springtime in Kentucky is one of the best times of the year to list your home. The flowers are blooming, grass is greener, trees are coming back to life and there is warmth in the air. Things are just better in the Spring! After a long fall and winter that can sometimes be hard on our homes, yards and landscaping, there are things that need to be done before putting a property on the market. Here is a list of items that will give your home curb appeal, make the inside more inviting to a prospective buyer and get your property sold fast!

  • Landscape: Mow the lawn, trim the bushes, weed the beds and plant flowers.
  • Clean: Outside: Pressure wash and clean gutters on your home and any garages or out buildings. Inside: Clean floors, walls, windows, light fixtures, appliances and everything in between.
  • Make Repairs: If anything needs to be repaired, fix it. Repair items are distracting to prospective buyers. This will also insure that less items are found during a home inspection.
  • Paint: Outside: Paint the front door an inviting color, and any wood trim or fencing that needs to be touched up. Inside: Paint the walls a neutral color that will be appealing to a wide range of prospective buyers.
  • Declutter & Organize: Remove some or all personal items and seasonal decorations (family photos, knickknacks etc.), rearrange furniture, remove bulky or dated furniture and items not needed or used in a room and organize closets & pantry.
  • Eliminate Odors: Have carpets shampooed, place air fresheners and deodorizers around the home. Hide litter boxes and put pets and pet food away during photos, video tours and showings.

We understand that this list can seem a little overwhelming, but doing these things will be worth it in the end when your home sells faster and there is more money in your pocket!

We would love to come over, take a look at your house and let you know what we think will help get you to sold! Give us a call. McClellan Gray Real Estate – 502.233.1433 or check out our Service Options to see how we can help.