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Get your home ready for Spring

February 25th 2019
By: Morna Walters
Get your home ready for Spring

Spring has always been a popular time to market homes for sale. If you are planning on putting your property up for sale in the next few weeks, think about how you can best sell your property by making a few simple changes.

(1) Is your home bright and airy?

It may seem pointless to change your accessories or your colour scheme when you are selling your home but it could make a big difference in attracting buyers. For the most part those people viewing your property will be able to look past your decor as they are likely to decorate themselves but it doesn’t hurt to spruce things up and make your home seasonally attractive. Replacing heavy curtains with lighter fabrics, for example, or adding some bright or pastel coloured cushions to your couch can make a big difference. Just as in the winter you want to make your home seem cosy and warm, in spring your go-to words should be light, bright and clean. And remember, if all else fails – add flowers!

(2) How does the outside look?

After months of miserable weather, the slightest sign of sunshine gets us all excited about the spring and summer months – spending time in the garden, relaxing after work while the kids play. Help to sell that dream by making the most of your outdoor space. Make sure it is neat and tidy, mow the lawn and add some potted plants.

(3) How your home smells matters!

It may be a bit of a stretch that the smell of freshly baked bread can entice buyers but it is certainly the case that a bad smelling home will put a lot of people off. Fill your house with the aroma of spring with flowers and light and fresh scents. And if you have just cut the grass anytime soon make sure you leave the windows open.

(4) A clean house can make all the difference

Chances are you have just spent the best part of three months holed up at home. More people in the house for longer periods means more opportunity for stains and smells to get into the carpet – not to mention muddy, wet shoes coming in from the cold. Before you market your home this spring think about having your carpets cleaned. You will be amazed at the difference it makes. You can hire professional in to do it for you. or save by hiring a do it yourself carpet cleaner.

Remember these simple changes can make your property more attractive for buyers.