The tulips and daffodils are starting to make an appearance in your gardens.
The Spring Real Estate Market in Greater Vancouver is also making a quick appearance.
Here are some tips to get your home "Spring Market" ready.
These are also great tips for Buyers to pay attention to as well.
Hire a landscape crew to spend a day cleaning up the yard, re-shading and trimming trees and evergreens, turning up the garden beds after the Winter and Fall seasons.
Does the trim and front door need painting?
Remember when these areas look tired, the Buyers assume the inside is tired as well, when they do a drive.
Most Buyers do a drive by before viewing the home.
Get the gutters cleaned if they are full of debris. An inspector may catch this during an inspection.
Have the windows cleaned.
Clean the leaves and cobwebs at your front door, give the front steps a cleanup.
Check to see if the front door needs a good cleaning and perhaps change the door knob and deadbolt.
Wash down all the sundeck, patios and railings.
Place some outdoor furniture to show how the space can be used. Think of this area as another room.
Empty nesters and Boomers are looking at these spaces.
Do a fresh coat of paint to cover all the scuffs in high traffic areas .
While you are at it check other rooms and areas in the home that can use a little paint touch up as well.
A fresh coat of paint in the teens bedrooms with the funky colours and taking the Thomas the Train wallpaper down in the 14 year olds bedroom could be the first order of business.
Remember neutral colours with always works best.
Add some colour in the pillows on the bed.
Make your home inviting, most Buyers want to be awed.
Create a comfort setting that makes them have that I can't wait to move in feeling.
Quite often we sound like a broken record, but telling Sellers that cleaning up, de-cluttering and hiring some help, if needed, really can put more $$$ in their pockets.
It is Spring time so please take down the Halloween decoration and Christmas lights.
You may think this will take a lot of time, but if you need help and are a little over whelmed or have a limited amount of time, by hiring the right trades you can get "Spring Market" ready in just a week time.
We have seen it done!