If you want to sell your home this spring, prepare for pent-up buyer demand.Spring might be an even livelier home-selling season this year because homebuyers want to act before interest rates or home prices rise.Even so, buyers insist on good deals. Even in seller's markets, where the supply of homes for sale can't meet demand from buyers, the overpriced homes are at a disadvantage, says Lynn Findlay, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Belmont, Mass.
"We're seeing competing offers for some homes," Findlay says, but houses with too-high asking prices "aren't selling at all."
Glen Gill, broker and owner at Landmark Properties in Sugar Land, Texas, says three things sell a home in any season: location, condition and price.
"If one of those three isn't good, your home may not sell, but you can always compensate for a less-than-perfect location with a better price," Gill says.
Here are five tips to sell your home this spring.
Gill says buyers decide within 60 seconds of seeing a home whether they want to consider buying it.
"People know immediately something will fly, so you need to make sure you don't turn them off before they get in the door," says Gill.
Gill recommends trimming trees and bushes so buyers can see the house, and pressure-washing the driveway, front walk, house and patio. He suggests cleaning and painting the front door because buyers must linger at the door while they wait for the agent to open the lockbox.
Findlay proposes adding colorful flowers to sell your home this spring and cleaning the windows so they sparkle inside and out. She suggests putting down mulch at least a few days before an open house so the smell fades before prospective buyers arrive.
These are wonderful tips if you are thinking of selling your home in the near future. I love the idea of adding flowers in pots or in the ground, a touch of paiant if necessary. And cleaning out closets, garages, storage areas will show the perspective buyer you have taken good care of the home they are considering buying.
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