According to the National Association of Realtors®, homes listed the first week of April see 14% more views, 5% less competition, and sell 6 days faster! So if your goal is to get your house on the market fast and take advantage of these statistics, whatever you do…don’t wait until the last minute. There’s always plenty to do, and it comes up faster than you think.
The fall and winter months are the perfect time to start thinking ahead and get a jump on the notoriously busy Spring Market!
Start clearing things out! You’ve got a long-winter ahead of you and it’s the perfect time to start boxing things up, cleaning out those closets, and getting rid of the excess you don’t plan to take to your new home. We recommend boxing up anything smaller than a football that you don’t use/need on a regular basis and storing it in the basement, a secondary room, or even the garage. Likewise, furniture/electronics/’stuff’ that’s not making the cut should be cleared out and sold/donated/gifted at this time.
Make needed repairs and updates! Spring is a very busy time of year for contractors, so lining up someone to fix that leaky faucet, paint your dated cabinets, or re-sand those hardwood floors in the slower fall/winter months is an ideal time and won’t leave you in a panic to find someone at the last minute!
Find your Realtor® and stager! Finding the right professionals should never be left to chance! Do some research and start narrowing down your options. Get recommendations from friends and family, check out agents and stagers who have found success in your neighborhood, or take a look at our HSE®’s who have completed our Home Staging Expert® course and are more than qualified to assist you in meeting your goals and getting your house SOLD!
April will be here sooner than you think! Take some of the stress out of the process by being prepared well in advance and the sale of your home will go much smoother, placing you miles ahead of the competition.