Uncategorized May 16, 2024

Spring Spruce Up

Spring has sprung! There are signs of it everywhere. Flowers are popping up alongside “For Sale” signs planted on front lawns across America. 

“As the weather warms up, the real estate market heats up too,” says Mary Iannaccone, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “Spring is the busiest home buying time of the year.”

If you’re getting ready to list your home for sale, it’s important to make sure your house is in tip top shape. Here are some tips on how to get your house market-ready fast.

Declutter & Organize

“Buyers need to be able to visualize themselves living in your house,” says Jennifer Darby Metzger, Broker/Owner of ERA Justin Realty, “That’s hard to do when the house is filled to the brim with your stuff. So your first step should be to declutter and organize.” Start by going room by room, packing up all your family photos and throwing out or giving away things you don’t need. You want to create a sense of space and openness. Plus, less clutter makes rooms look bigger and easier to stage and decorate.

Deep Clean

“Next you want to give your kitchen and all bathrooms a thorough scrubbing,” says Iannaccone. Pay attention to details like grout lines, and re-caulk if yours is cracking. Sparkling clean kitchens and baths make a great first impression on buyers. 

Maintain Your Yard

“Curb appeal is extremely important as many buyers will do a drive-by before making an appointment to see the inside of your home,” says Metzger, “So keep your lawn mowed, bushes trimmed and weeds pulled. A well maintained yard shows buyers your home has been cared for and loved.” Professional landscaping can also help homes sell faster and for more money.

Find an Agent

“A skilled listing agent is your partner when selling your home,” says Iannaccone, “We are there to guide you every step of the way from pricing to closing.” An experienced agent will make sure your home is professionally photographed and looking its best when it hits the market. If you’re looking to put your home on the market this spring,  Mary Iannaccone or any of the agents at ERA Justin can help. Give us a call at (201) 939-7500.