Monday, April 24, 2017 / by Amy Paradysz
How to Give your Home a Spring Refresh!
SPRING IS (technically) HERE!
Although there is still winter snow on the ground, Spring is officially here! Soon birds will be chirping, flowers will bloom and the sun will shine later and later into the evening. With the approach of this beautiful season, it is important for sellers, and all home owners, to have their homes shimmering in the springtime sunshine. If you are planning to sell a house during this season, home staging is always necessary in the highly competitive spring market. It is important to make a great first (and lasting) impression on potential buyers the second they walk through the front door. After all, it is said that buyers know if a house is for them within the first few minutes of stepping inside. Luckily, at The Hardy Real Estate Group, ,our seller clients are offered a complimentary staging session prior to listing their home.
Check out this before and after shot of a living room. By clearing up the clutter and refreshing the decor – this space becomes tremendously more appealing than it was before.
For those that do not receive this special offer from our team, we would like to share with you a few tips that will help you get your home springtime ready!
The most important thing to do when getting ready to sell a home in the Spring Market is to give the home a refresh.
To keep it simple, a spring refresh be understood by the three C’s; Cleaning, Colors and Cosmetics.
Spring cleaning is the most important “C” of the spring staging checklist.
Here are a six things to do when spring cleaning to sell a home:
1) Wipe down all surface areas
2) Dust off fans, lamps and helves
3) Clean windows, mirrors and all other glass surfaces
4) Mop the floors and shampoo the carpets
5) Make sure the kitchen is spotless! (Clean appliances, clear off/clean the counter tops, and wipe down the back-splash)
6) Remove clutter! Box up anything that is not necessary to have out – excessive toys, decorations, family photos, etc.
Next, the most fun part of refreshing for the spring market, is adding color!
As spring approaches we begin to see greener grass, bright blue sky and flowers blooming!
When decorating for spring it is helpful to bring these outdoor colors inside. Every year Pantone releases colors that are said to be the colors of the season! The 10 Colors of Spring for 2017 are:
Primrose Yellow, Pale Dogwood, Hazelnut, Island Paradise, Greenery, Flame, Pink Yarrow, Niagara, Kale, and Lapis Blue.
The last C of staging your home for the spring market is Cosmetics. Any dings, dents or scuffs that homeowners overlook standout like a sore thumb to potential buyers. You may know it but tend to overlook it, but buyers that are walking through the home are looking for flaws – they will see it (and they stand out in photos). It is important to fix any of these problems before listing your home. Also, be sure to finish up that “to-do” list that has grown over the years – these are the the things that buyers do not want to buy into when purchasing a home.
We hope you found this information useful and find success in your spring market home sale! If you are considering selling your house this spring – do not hesitate to reach out! We would love to share with you all of the benefits and marketing features The Hardy Real Estate Group offers to our seller clients to make the sale go as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
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When you are ready to list your home, we can help. You will need a team of agents who will prospect daily for potential buyers, advertise your home effectively, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, approve financing, handle all of the marketing from listing to contract and all of the administrative paperwork from contract to close.
The Hardy Real Estate Group is your Real Estate Team. Our objective is to sell your home with the least amount of hassle at the highest price possible. By pricing your home accurately, we will position your home to sell dictated by the market. Your home will receive maximum exposure with our extensive marketing plan, including showcasing it to our own database of potential buyers.
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