Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top 3 Tips to Get Your Home in Shape for Selling Season

Everybody knows that spring is the best time to sell a house because the sun is out longer, the weather is warm and people are starting to look forward to new chapters in their lives. The big spending of the holiday season and vacation is also no longer on people’s minds, so they’re primed to make a big purchase if they’ve been thinking about it.

However, before you can sell your home there are some things you need to do if your home isn’t in the best shape. Use this guide to help you get the most for your home without leaving it on the market too long.

1. Make sure your HVAC system is in good working order. Air conditioning repair and fixing up your heater can be pricey, but no potential buyer wants to get into a home with HVAC problems. Fix them now and you’ll get that money back when you sell.

2. Focus on curb appeal. Plant already grown flowers, paint your front door and get rid of any unsightly items like cars that don’t run. They make people think your house looks bad as soon as they see it even if the inside is a palace.

3. Remove items that are too personal from your house. It might sound weird to take family photos out of your house for a sale, but you want prospective buyers to imagine living there themselves – not you. Just put items away for open houses.