5 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Spring

House with flower garden in front. St Augustine Florida.

Spring is months away, but there are steps to take in the fall to get your home market ready for those warmer days.

  1.  Plant Flowers:  Flower bulbs that is.  The rule of thumb is to plant bulbs six weeks prior to the first hard freeze.  According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Virginia can expect it’s first frost on November 22nd. Be sure to plant bulbs for flowers that grow in the correct USDA Hardiness Zone.
  2.  Declutter:  Start going through your attic, basement and storage sheds and get rid of things that don’t have sentimental meaning.  Donate old clothes, toys, books, etc.  Host a yard sale.  Clearing your home of these items now will save you precious time later.
  3. Improve Your Home:  Replace the caulk and grout in your bathrooms, replace old ceiling fans and light fixtures, replace switch plates, update door handles and give your front door and its surrounding trim a new paint job.  Take care of scuff marks on interior doors and walls now as well.
  4. Make Repairs:  If it’s broke, fix it.  If you know a home inspector is going to find something wrong, take care of it now to avoid that cost in a few months.
  5. Take Photos Now:  Photograph your home while the grass is still a vibrant green, flowers are blooming and trees are full.  If you have a pool, take photos of it before you close it for the cold weather.

Doing these things now will save you time and avoid some stress in the future.


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