Fresh Tips for the Spring Real Estate Market
Seventy-five percent of Americans believe that now is a good time to buy a house, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors®. That’s great news for anyone hoping to sell their home this spring. The local real estate market is in desperate need of inventory and sale prices have seen upward momentum as a result. All-in-all, if you are considering selling your home, now is the time.
Spring is typically the busiest season for real estate sales and the Kansas City market is definitely in bloom. The weather is pleasant, days are longer and curb appeal is at its peak, making it an ideal home shopping season. Before you open your door to those eager buyers, there are few easy ways to make your home stand out in showings.
Clean, clean and clean some more. It may be cliché, but make sure that your home is ‘spring clean’ throughout the entire selling process. When potential home buyers walk inside, they should see a well-organized, sparklingly clean house. If you can do nothing else, keep floors and windows scrubbed clean, take out trash and recycling frequently, and keep any clutter stored and out of the way.
Bring fresh flowers indoors. Springtime brings fresh flowers which, when brought inside, can be used as low-cost decor and fragrance. Many people prefer natural to artificial scents, making this a perfect staging technique for open houses. Just be aware that some buyers may have allergies, so avoid flowers with high pollen counts like daisies, chrysanthemums or sunflowers.
Improve your curb appeal. How your home looks when buyers walk up to it can be just as important as how it looks when they walk into it. It is important to make sure that your home’s exterior is kept clean and well maintained throughout the season. At the very least, keep the grass trimmed by mowing regularly, make sure your shrubs and flower beds are well-tended and scrub or paint over any stains or chipped paint on your home’s exterior.
Let the light in. Take advantage of the longer, warmer days by opening up your windows and brightening up your home. Keep your blinds open and your curtains pulled back to let in as much natural light as possible. If a room doesn’t receive much sunlight, a well-placed mirror can help capture and reflect light from other rooms to brighten a space.
Whether you are ready to sell or eager to buy, a Realtor can provide you all the information and resources you need to make the best and most informed real estate decisions, so don’t hesitate to seek out their expertise. If you need to connect with a local Realtor visit: www.KCRealtorLink.com.