Happy 2018! Have you made any resolutions for the new year? If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now may be the perfect time to start getting ready!
Spring is one of the best times to sell your home. This is especially true in the Triangle, where high demand and low inventory have created a seller’s market in recent months. As the weather begins to warm up, potential buyers are more motivated to find their ideal home.
We created a list of four simple ways you can start getting your home ready to sell in Spring. If you have any questions about the home-selling process, please give us a call at (919) 589-2624.
Get The Clutter Out
Cold January temperatures mean you’re more likely to stay indoors. While you’re at home, spend some time going through every room of your house and getting rid of clutter. Be thorough while you do this and throw away anything that could be considered trash.
Consider creating an eBay account or having a garage sale to make some money off any unused or outgrown items. You can also take old clothing to a thrift store like Good Will. Even if your clothing is ripped or in need of repairs, organizations like Good Will can still use the material.
Do this for every room of your house. The number one problem we see when it comes to selling a home is clutter. De-cluttering your home well in advance will make it much easier to stage your home come spring.
Spruce Up Your Home
As you prepare to sell , now is the time to schedule any minor upgrades or home improvements! Although it is your home, you should go through each room and be critical of how it can be improved.
This could be as simple as painting the walls a different color, adding a stylish backsplash to your kitchen, or changing your traditional light switch to a dimmer. Replacing old water faucets, door handles, and cabinet handles is also a great way to improve the overall quality of your home.
Begin thinking about curb appeal during this time. Are there any unsightly stumps or overgrown foliage cluttering your front yard? You can never start too soon when it comes to home improvements!
Research the Market
Whether you live in Cary or Durham, we have resources to help you get a jump on the local real estate market. In fact, we offer complimentary home evaluations to determine the best price for your home.
Pricing your home correctly is the first step to selling fast and for top dollar. Start by researching the price of similar homes in your neighborhood, or requesting one of our complimentary home evaluations.
Find the Right Realtor
The right realtor will streamline your home-selling process. From staging it for success to showing it off and marketing it efficiently, a good realtor should handle all of the details for you.
As experienced Triangle real estate professionals, Gilliam & Associates have a unique expertise when it comes to selling homes here. We want to make sure your home is sold for the most money possible and within the shortest amount of time.
To learn more about how we serve our clients, take a look at some of our reviews. Please give us a call or shoot us an email if you’d like to chat about your real estate plans for 2018.