Updated: Jan 10
Brighten up your home and bring in buyers with these easy tips.
Springtime brings sunshine, showers -- and plenty of opportunities to stage your home for a more positive selling experience. Make the most of the season with these fresh updates that are sure to attract buyers.
Whip your yard into shape. If you are selling your home in the spring, you need to get your yard in shape as quickly as possible. Clear winter yard debris, and get frost-resistant plants that won't be affected if a late cold spell hits. Or add a few "realistic" silk flowers to beds for a touch of color that you don't have to worry about watering. Do some spring cleaning. It's natural to want to spruce up your space in the spring, so scrub away! Sparkling clean spaces will impress buyers and make your home seem even more appealing. Box up and store your winter wardrobe. Bulky winter clothes take up lots of space, so move them out as you de-clutter your closets. You'll impress buyers with all that extra space. Spruce up the entryway. Replace your winter entry mat, especially if it is caked with mud and dirt. A clean, attractive entryway will help set a welcoming tone for the entire showing. Bring spring aromas indoors. Spring is not only a colorful season, but a fragrant one, too. Bring the aroma indoors with scents that will have a profound effect on mood. Infusing scent with diffusers, candles, fresh cut plants/flowers, or incense can enhance the overall feeling of a space. Bring out the bright colors. Tuck away the heavy, winter flannel comforter and pull out crisp colorful linens and coverlets. Bring in spring with floral-designed spreads or vivid solids. Don't forget accent pillows for added style and comfort.