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6 Tips to Get Your Home Sold This Spring

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house that sold quickly in springSpring is an ideal time to list your home for sale—and get your home sold quickly. Spring is warm. It’s a time for new beginnings. It’s an ideal time for home showings and open houses, if your house is ready to be listed—and sold.

List at a fair list price

An inflated list price is one of the top reasons a property sits on the market for an extended period of time. Contact a local real estate agent to assess your property and give you a fair list price.

Finish all the projects you started

Nothing can deter a home buyer faster than a half-finished room, a hole in the ceiling or a room in mid-renovation (other than a high list price, of course). Finish any repairs or remodeling you’ve started in your home or yard to ensure that your home is move-in ready, which typically gets a higher sales price.

Two words: curb appeal

Curb appeal may seem impossible when your yard is a pile of mud and your flower beds look like a wasteland. However, you can pressure wash your house, clean your windows (interior and exterior) for a nice-looking exterior, and clean up any winter debris from your yard. Keep your sidewalks and driveway clean of snow and debris. As the spring temperatures start to rise, tackle any painting projects and repair any cracks in your driveway to make your home look well-kept and maintained—and make people want to come in and schedule house showings.

Clean

Cleaning your home for listing is more than just picking up the floor and vacuuming the carpet. A home ready for open houses and home showings is picked up, carpet stains are cleaned (or all the carpets are professionally carpet cleaned), floors are mopped, windows are cleaned, bathrooms are washed down—basically every surface is deep cleaned. If you don’t have time to deep clean your home before listing, consider hiring a cleaning service to get your interior ready for listing.

Recruit an experienced, local real estate agent

Don’t just randomly choose a real estate agent for one of the biggest transactions of your life. Use our tips to select the right real estate agent to sell your home. A good real estate agent is experienced, familiar with your area, and has good communication skills. To make sure you home is ready for the spring real estate market, contact a realtor via phone, email or social media right away so you can use their advice to prepare your home for listing.

Get all your ducks in a row before you list

If you want to sell your home fast, make sure you have your finances and your home ready for listing as soon as the temperatures rise. Contact a real estate agent to get started on home sale paperwork, such as a condition report, and locate all your mortgage documents. If you want a smooth sale, consider a pre-listing home inspection. During a pre-listing home inspection, a hired home inspector examines the interior and exterior of a house and compiles a report detailing issues that should be remedied before home listing. For example, the home inspector may spot a roof that needs replacement, a gas leak from a furnace, electrical issues, plumbing problems or any other issues that may come up after the home sale—and could cut into your sales price.