The best time to sell your home is during the spring or fall. That is most likely because people want to purchase a home before the summer or winter holiday season. And that seems fair, nobody wants to be burdened with moving when they could be spending time with loved ones or at the beach.
And, while fall may be ending, there are those of you who have yet to sell your home are looking for some last-minute improvements that will help you get the sale, before the winter does arrive.
Not planning to sell until next year? Don’t disappear just yet!
When winter does arrive, it is coming with a vengeance. That means that we will be spending much of your time trying to stay warm and busy inside. What better way to spend that time then sprucing up your home for a quick and lucrative spring sale?
We are here to help! Here are 5 easy steps that can be taken to help you sell your home quicker.
Painting your home is an economical and effective way to increase the value of your home in just a couple of days. Freshly painted rooms tend to look cleaner and more modern, especially when you use trending colors. It is best to stay with a neutral color pallet when freshening up your home’s interior.
Having less clutter in your home can help potential buyers picture their own belongings in the space. It can also help a small space appear bigger, which is always a bonus. Start by eliminating items you know you aren’t going to use anymore. The holiday season is a great time to donate gently used goods to charities and second hand stores.
Once you have decluttered, organize the rest of your personal effects. Decide what items you need and put the remainder away until your big move. This will not only help you sell your home, it will make packing that much easier.
Give the Yard a Facelift
It is always a good idea to spruce up the front of your house. Depending on your situation, this may simply mean raking leaves, cutting back plants and adding seasonal décor such as wreaths or planters. If your home is a little worse for wear, you may have to go the extra mile and give your exterior a quick power wash, and possibly a fresh coat of paint, if weather permits.
If your plan is to wait until spring, now is the time to prepare your gardens. There are many flowers, whose bulbs need to lay dormant in a cool environment before they sprout in the spring. This includes tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses.
Freshening up the exterior will help attract local buyers and will make sure your home gives a great first impression.
Upgrade Baseboard Heating
Conventional baseboard heaters can be a bulky eyesore and will have potential homebuyers seeing dollar signs. If your home is equipped with the original heaters, consider an upgrade.
Newer baseboard heaters are much more attractive than their traditional counterparts and they are more energy efficient, which will attract more homebuyers. And, with new systems like Dimplex CONNEX™, you will have no problem selling potential buyers on electric heating.
Dimplex CONNEX™ wireless control technology offers electric heating simplicity by providing synchronized control of an unlimited number of CONNEX™ enabled Smart Heaters from a single thermostat. The newest WiFi controller, allows remote control of your heaters, from anywhere in the world, using your smartphone.
The system is so easy and efficient and will be a value-added feature for new buyers.
Install A Fireplace
A fireplace will add a touch of comfort to your home and make it seem more luxurious at the same time. And with 77% of homebuyers indicating that they would enjoy a fireplace in their new home, including one will make your home easier to sell.
An electric fireplace will add that sense of luxury with-out expensive costs associated with installation.
Electric fireplaces are easy to install and require zero vents, flues or chimneys. In fact, some models simply plug into a standard outlet and are ready to go. That means that an electric fireplace can added virtually anywhere.
They are also a great way to add supplemental heat to a cool room and, with so many models, you are sure to find the perfect fireplace for your space. Another value-added feature for new buyers to enjoy.
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