Spring has finally sprung in Indianapolis, and for many local residents that means listing their home for sale. But why is spring such a popular time to sell? There are many benefits to advertising your home for sale in the spring: simply put, it’s the time when many families are looking to buy. The weather is warmer, schools are letting out, and many families are looking to purchase their next home and get settled before a new school year starts. Listing your home in the spring increases your chances of finding a buyer quickly.
Increasing your home’s curb appeal is one of the best ways to get it ready to sell. Having a home that looks great on the outside makes an important first impression, and encourages potential buyers to want to see the inside. Improving the look of your yard and exterior is relatively easy and inexpensive, and can yield great returns.
The exterior of your home is most likely soiled after a long winter of snow and ice. You can borrow or rent a power washer to clean the outside and remove grime from your porch, windows, and deck. If you have several high windows, you may consider hiring a professional window cleaning service. Debris can gather in your gutters during the winter, so have them professionally cleaned. You can also update the exterior of your home by painting your front door and shutters.
You will also want to make sure your yard is at its best. Make sure that flower beds are weeded, and clean any leaves or sticks that may have accumulated over the winter. Adding bright flowers and a fresh layer of mulch will help your beds look more appealing. Planting some colorful annuals in containers and window boxes is another easy way to add some beauty to the outside of your home.
Trees and shrubs will need your attention, too. Trim any tree branches that obstruct the view of your home. Buyers can’t fall in love with your house if they can’t see it! Keeping trees and shrubs trimmed can also help your lawn appear larger. This is appealing to families with children, who will want lots of room for their kids to play!
Investing a small amount of time and money into improving your home’s curb appeal can give you great results. These small touches can make a big difference! An experienced realtor can give you more tips to help your home sell fast, and can work with you to find your next place. Buyers are looking for homes this spring, so make sure that yours is ready for them!
By Amy and Jeff Corey
The Corey Connection
Century 21 Scheetz
cell 317-908-2599 | www.thecoreyconnection.com
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