Spring has sprung! While the Adirondacks can be a little slow on weather changing over to the beautiful spring weather we look forward to, the extra time is perfect to start planning your spring clean. Getting rid of the extra clutter around the house is a great first step toward having your home ready for the busy real estate season.
Buyers See Home As “Theirs”
De-cluttering helps potential buyers get a feel for the space. Having a minimalist look to the rooms transports potential buyers into living in that space. Removing things from counters, freshening up each room and even adding some fresh flowers can provide the potential buyers an idea of the home being “theirs”.
Most Important Spaces
Some of the most important spaces to stage are the living room, kitchen & closets.
Living Room – This is an important room as many people spend time together in this space so potential buyers will want to see themselves in it. Clean up the extra magazines and books, remove clutter from the coffee table, organize entertainment center and a quick dust are a great way to get started.
Kitchen – This is the second most important room, like the living room people spend a lot of the time in the kitchen. Cleaning off the counters other than the essentials, organize your kitchen drawers and cabinets, wipe down counters and fixing up the little details can help make your kitchen stand out from others.
Closets – Sorry, stuffing everything into the closets is not the best idea. Many potential buyers will look in the closet to see how much storage space is in the home. Having it filled to the brim makes it difficult to see how much space is truly in the closets.
Don’t forget the exterior
While having the interior staged to perfection helps in the sale of your home, the curb appeal still comes into play. A fresh coat of paint, adding the front light that has been out and cleaning windows can go a long way when showing potential buyers your home. These touches show that you have been caring toward the home instead of letting it get run down.
These small steps are a great way to be prepared for the busy real estate season. Even if you spend part of one of your weekends to clean up around your home; it will provide a world of difference from the day it is photographed all the way to the showings. The little touches that you do will make your home memorable and feel welcoming to the potential buyers.