Discover the possibilities for your home with our guide to getting ready for the Spring sale

As we enter the Spring selling season and the weather starts to warm up, now is the perfect time to start considering how you can leave a lasting impression on the market. Taking steps now for your home’s preparation will spare you the frantic rush of last-minute arrangements. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensuring your home is market-ready.

Time to get the dust pan and broom out

Kickstart your preparation with a thorough spring clean. Tackle both the interior and exterior by cleaning windows, glass doors, and removing any cobwebs. Dust and vacuum and don’t forget to wash curtains and clean blinds, fixtures, and fittings. Polish door knobs, mirrors, switches, taps, and other hardware.

Now is a great opportunity to book in a professional steam cleaning of your carpets if you haven’t done so for a while. Also wipe down cupboards, shelves, and drawers particularly in the kitchen and bathrooms.

A fresh lick of paint

While you might love bold wall colors, potential buyers might not share the same sentiment. To attract a broader range of buyers, repaint your walls in neutral hues with a matte finish. Don’t overlook repairing nail holes and other damages before painting, and ensure ceilings and trim are touched up as needed.

Handy with a hammer?

Don’t put any more repairs off, now is the time to finalize ongoing home improvement projects and address any necessary repairs. A well-prepared home is more likely to entice buyers swiftly, making the sales process smoother. If you have additional projects, prioritize those that can be completed in a short span of time.

First impressions count

This statement couldn’t be truer…does your home’s curb appeal need elevating? Clear clutter from your front yard, use a pressure washer for driveways and pathways, and remove oil stains. Prune, rake, and weed the garden, and ensure your roof and gutters are professionally cleaned. Trim trees and bushes to enhance the exterior view.

Neaten your lawn edges and address any lawn patches through seeding and fertilization. Mulching can be a valuable addition to minimize ongoing weeding. Consider repainting fences, walls, and the mailbox. Add colorful flowers and shrubbery to your front garden, and remember to maintain proper watering for the best look.

Make an impact

Staging is a key aspect of showcasing your home, and you can either do it yourself or enlist professionals. Arrange furniture strategically to maximize space and light, focusing on the flow between rooms. If your current decor falls short, you can place your belongings in storage and rent furniture and artwork through a home staging service on a monthly basis.

All done…contact us for a chat!

The next step if to chat to our team about marketing your property for sale. We also suggest contacting the team at The Finance Co. Group to secure pre-approval for your home loan. They have access to a variety of lenders, flexible options and competitive rates. Reach out to the team now on 8004 5020 or via email