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3 Ways to Stand Out in the Spring Market

3 Ways to Stand Out in the Spring Market

Spring – the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the “For Sale” signs are sprouting up on lawns all around you. This can be one of the best times to list your home, which also makes it one of the most competitive times.

So, how can sellers stand out in a busy spring market? We asked RE/MAX affiliates across Canada to share their top tips.

Clean up Outside

Pressure washing your driveway, sweeping your front walkway, and picking up winter debris such as twigs and branches are incredibly important steps to take to make your property look its best once the snow has cleared.

It’s important to wash windows and frames on the outside of your house and touch up exterior doors and trim with paint if necessary. Roof gutters and siding should also be cleaned and maintained.

Any extra cars should be parked away from the property, and spring toys and bikes shouldn’t be left outside.

Steps can also be taken to improve landscaping. Adding flowering plants and shrubs will add color to your home. Be sure to tidy flower beds and maintain your lawn. If you have a pet, be sure to clean up any droppings on a regular basis.

A well-manicured curb appeal can make the difference when everything is in full swing. Don’t overdo it with the flowers and plants, as there are also people thinking about high maintenance yards when buying a home, which could end up being a turn off, even when it looks pretty.

Freshen up Inside

The inside of your home should be tidy with no clutter. Light fixtures, appliances, and windows should be cleaned. Be sure to move large appliances and clean in and around where they usually sit.

If you have a garage, make sure you keep the floor swept. Ensure doors and windows throughout the house aren’t squeaking.

You might want to consider purchasing a new welcome mat at the front door, adding new bedding, and purchasing candles that have a nice smell that’s not overwhelming. A fresh bouquet on your kitchen table or counter is a great way to keep the space smelling and looking great.

Once your house is clean, get professional photos taken to make each room look its best. Good photography can go a long way in helping a home stand out from the others.

Be Sure the Price is Right

The spring market is an incredibly popular time of year for sellers to list their homes. If you have priced your home too high, buyers will likely opt to look at similar, more reasonably priced homes. A good REALTOR® will take in many factors to help you list your home at a price that is competitive with other listings, yet a fair deal for you.

Also consider putting the home on the market a bit earlier than the regular spring crowd. This will limit the amount of competition and get the eyes of serious buyers on your property first.

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