Spring is here, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and the rain and snow of winter is beating a hasty retreat in the face of the beautiful weather. Spring is a fantastic time to sell your home. Not only is the weather great and agreeable, but there are quite a few things that you can do to spruce up your home in the warmer weather.
The lawn is a great area to begin on. Usually the lawn takes a bit of a beating during the winter, snow and rain can turn lawns into a soggy mess. After a few good days of sun the area should be dry enough that you can start to bring the lawn back to its former glory. Start by removing all the debris that has accumulated over the winter months. The next step is to aerate the lawn. This can be achieved by using a power rake, a device that removes plug shaped chunks of the lawn. This allows air, water and any fertilizers to saturate the area bringing much needed nutrients and air to a starved lawn. Make sure to remove any weeds that crop up at this point. You will be thankful that you get them before they have a chance to take root. A great looking lawn is a powerful visual selling point for any home.
With the lawn dealt with, take some time and assess any damage or grime that has built up during the winter. Likely, there will be some cosmetic improvements that will need attending to. Check the gutters for debris as this is a popular gathering spot for leaves and grime from the winter. Now, look at the house itself. Break out the power washer and see to any discoloration that may have turned up. This mostly refers to mildew that forms near the foundation and by the gutters. Grime can also be left by poor weather such as dirty water marks and muddy snow. While you have the power washer available, take some time and do the driveway and walkways too. This brings new life to the entrance of your home, something that is of great importance when greeting prospective buyers.
If you have more questions on why spring is a great time to sell your home or other home improvement tips, please reach out. Real Living is happy and proud to be your resource for all things real estate. Contact us with your questions or to set up a consultation.