If you’re planning to put your house up for sale this spring, it is important to get going soon – the optimal week for listing a property in the current year is fast approaching. According to research conducted by realtor.com which looked at seasonal trends over recent years (excluding 2020 due to the pandemic), the best time to list a house in 2023 is from April 16th-22nd. This week is expected to demonstrate favourable conditions for home sellers, providing them with more benefits than any other period of the year. Therefore, those who are hesitating should start their preparations now in order to secure an optimum selling experience.
Now is an opportune time to put your home on the market, and if you haven't already begun prepping it for sale, you need to act fast. To ensure a successful sale, there are several elements you should keep in mind. Firstly, tidy up the outside of your house by cutting back any overgrown shrubs and trees and clean any lingering debris from the yard. Prior to any open house events or visits from prospective buyers, make sure the interior of your home is clean and clutter-free. Finally, consider making minor repairs or upgrades that won't cost much but will greatly increase the value of your home.
When it comes to updating your home before putting it on the market, having an experienced real estate agent can be invaluable. Realtor.com recently surveyed over 1,200 recent or potential home sellers to determine which improvements they typically made when preparing their homes for sale. The survey results indicated that the majority of people focused on sprucing up the exterior, such as landscaping and painting, while interior updates were less common. However, depending on the desired outcome and budget, there may be other projects that are more beneficial. Working with an agent to identify the best updates for your particular property can help ensure you get the highest return on investment for all effort put into renovations and repairs.
When it comes to sprucing up a home to make it more attractive to potential buyers, landscaping and painting are often seen as the most effective solutions. Working with a specialist in real estate, who has knowledge of the local market and is aware of your desired outcomes, can be a great way to decide which improvements are best suited for your property. Such upgrades may involve changing plants or trees in the yard, adding window boxes or other types of outdoor decor, or putting on a fresh coat of paint inside or out. All these projects have the potential to increase a property's value and make it more appealing to buyers.
If you’ve taken the time to make any repairs and updates to your home, it is highly recommended that you consider having it professionally staged. According to research conducted by the National Association of Realtors, a staggering 82% of real estate agents noted that staging a property made it easier for buyers to imagine themselves living there. Additionally, almost half of real estate agents observed that home staging has an impact on how buyers perceive the house in general. Studies have demonstrated that homes which are staged usually sell quicker and at higher prices due to the fact that they help potential buyers visualize their future life in the residence more easily.
Are you looking to take the plunge and put your house on the market this spring? If so, reach out and let's strategize together! Start by making a list of any improvements or updates that might need to be made on your home. We can review the items on your checklist, prioritize them according to importance, and work together to create a plan of action. With detailed facts and higher semantic richness, we can ensure that your home is properly presented and ready for prospective buyers.