Prepping Your Home for Sale

If you’re seriously contemplating putting your home on the market in the spring, don’t wait until March rolls around to start prepping your home for sale. The winter months are the perfect time to start organizing and making home improvements so you’re ready to go when the frost begins to thaw. Contractor schedules are typically more open in the winter as well. Here are six steps you can take to get your home ready for the spring market:

Fresh Coat of Paint

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A neutral palette such as grays or whites work best to appeal to potential buyers. It offers a blank slate and is less distracting than a bold color that may not suit everyone’s taste.

Kitchen Improvements

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A full kitchen renovation is a major undertaking, but there are smaller ways to tweak your kitchen to appeal to potential buyers without a complete overhaul. You can update the backsplash, paint or reface the cabinets, swap out the countertops, or even simply switch the fixtures.

New Bathroom Fixtures

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Another less invasive option than a full bathroom reno, updating bathroom fixtures whether it’s faucets, lighting, or cabinet hardware is a small tweak that packs a big punch. You can’t go wrong with classic brushed nickel or trendier options such as the black featured in the photo above.

Declutter

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It is astounding how much stuff we can collect over the years. You never realize how much there is until you have to move it. Whether you decide to hire a stager or DIY, you are going to want to channel your inner Marie Kondo and tackle the clutter. Potential buyers will open your closets and cabinets so it’s best to have it organized.

Moving and Storage

Take decluttering one step further and move any excess furniture pieces, seasonal items, or really anything you’re not using and can pack up into storage. You’ll have a head start for when you do sell and move.

Discover Compass Concierge

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Compass Concierge is our unique program where we front the cost of home improvements such as, but not limited to, the above to help you sell your home faster and for more money. Before getting started with your prep, set up a consultation and we can discuss which improvements would help you maximize the value of your home.

Contact me and let’s get the conversation started!