Spring is here, and that means it is real estate season. Spring is the best time to sell your home if as there are more buyers in the market during the spring then any other time of year. But because there are so many buyers and sellers during the spring it also means you need to do your best to prepare your property to sell fast during the spring. With a lot of other houses on the market youíll be facing competition, and one of the ways to boost your home in the eyes of buyers and beat out other houses nearby is by boosting your curb appeal. Think about it, your curb appeal is the first impression your home makes on a potential buyer. If your curb appealís not up to snuff, some buyers wonít even bother to look inside.
Critique Your Property
Youíre getting ready to sell your house, itís time to stop treating it like a home and treat it like a commodity. The best way to figure out what you should do about your houseís curb appeal is to look at it like a buyer would. Get a pencil and notepad and walk out far enough in front of your house so that you can get a good view. Look at it from a buyerís point of view and figure out what their first impression might be. Look for what the best exterior features are, and figure out how to improve them. Meanwhile, you should also be looking at the bad, and figuring out how to try and fix that. The front of your property is important, because itís a buyerís first impression, but you need to look at the rest of your house too. Circle your house looking for things that need repair, replacement, or cleaning. Look at your house in both the day, and the night. Make a list of work you need to do and prioritize cleaning and maintenance.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Generally, keeping the outside of your house clean and neat is the most important aspect of curb appeal for selling your home. First things first, clean up the yard, throwing away or storing any tools, toys, and other items that have been left out in it. Next repair or replace anything that needs to be repaired or replaced. Missing siding, broken windows, or battered trim are all examples of things that are musts for repair and replacement. After the necessary repair work clean the outside of your house. Clean your siding, windows, gutters, and roof. Make sure you eliminated any mold in particular. If your exterior paint is old and peeling itís worth it to invest in a fresh coat of paint.
Lawn and Garden
Once youíre done with the house turn your attention to your yard. Weed your lawn and mow your grass. Edge your sidewalk, driveway, walkways, and any planting beds you may have to give them a clean look. Wash your porch, deck, and patio spaces. Trim down any shrubbery you might have to a reasonable size. If you have any dead plants, flowers, shrub, or trees, remove them.
Canít Afford The Maintenance? Need to sell Fast?
If you need to sell your house fast this spring, but donít have time to, or canít afford any of the preparation? The Team Edge will buy your house this winter.† At The Team Edge, weíre dedicated to providing you with the best possible home-selling experience in the fine state of Maryland. Call our 24/7 hotline today at 443-840-7100 or fill out our quick and easy online application to get started on selling your Baltimore property immediately. No matter how your property looks, The Team Edge is here with a fair price and fast service.
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