Preparing your home for the Spring market

Spring is a great time to sell your property. The weather is getting nicer, hibernation has ended, and buyers are ready to see what's out there. Last week I had the opportunity to meet with Keller Williams Sales Representative Paul Greenberg to discuss how to prepare your home for this hot market. Take a look at the video: 

Here are a few notes from our discussion. 

When preparing your home for the spring market you should focus on: 

Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything, including your property's curb appeal. As the snow begins melting, your exterior might look a bit disheveled and dirty. Although the grass isn't yet green, and the flowers haven't blossomed, buyers still consider your outdoor space as an important part of the package. With the onset of spring, many are excited about how they will use patios, lawns and backyards as the weather changes.  A simple way to tidy up is to power hose everything: driveways, windows and patios alike. Clean it up and show it's true potential! Adding a simple patio set will be an added bonus. 

 Although there was still snow on the ground, we wanted to highlight the potential of this outdoor space. By adding a few artificial trees, we drew the eye to the patio, and demonstrated how it could be beautified in the warmer months. Now that spring is approaching I would definitely add some outdoor furniture. The weather doesn't have to be perfect to highlight an outdoor space! 

Although there was still snow on the ground, we wanted to highlight the potential of this outdoor space. By adding a few artificial trees, we drew the eye to the patio, and demonstrated how it could be beautified in the warmer months. Now that spring is approaching I would definitely add some outdoor furniture. The weather doesn't have to be perfect to highlight an outdoor space! 

Moving Inside

I always recommend freshly painting any property when selling. A fresh coat of paint gives the impression that the property is well maintained and makes it feel fresh and new. My go-to is Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White . It's a bright white paint with a grey undertone. It makes the space feel bright and is a great blank palette for the potential buyer to imagine their lives. 

 The fresh coat of Decorator's White paint brightened this space and made it feel fresh and clean. 

The fresh coat of Decorator's White paint brightened this space and made it feel fresh and clean. 

Spring Cleaning 

De-cluttering and de-personalizing are important steps in preparing your home for sale. Spring is a natural time to take these steps. We want buyers to imagine themselves living in your property, not what your life is life. Determine what you can keep, throwout, donate and sell. This is a great first step to prepare for your own move as well. 

 Clear the space of any personal items or clutter to show it's true potential. This living room looks much larger without all of the extras.

Clear the space of any personal items or clutter to show it's true potential. This living room looks much larger without all of the extras.

Fresh Floral

Nothing says spring like a fresh bouquet of flowers. It's an exciting time of year, so why not embrace this excitement in your listing. Fresh floral makes any space feel like a comfortable home. Floral is always a great idea. 


 Fresh floral leaves this bathroom feeling hotel chic and inviting. 

Fresh floral leaves this bathroom feeling hotel chic and inviting. 

I would love to hear about your experience with the spring market! Please leave any questions or comments below!