Spruce up your home for a spring sale

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Suzanne Plewes, RE/MAX Alliance

Suzanne Plewes, RE/MAX Alliance

LOVELAND – It’s home selling season. If you plan to list your home for sale, now is the time to start prepping. Buyer impressions are directly tied to whether they will be interested in your home and what they may offer. A little work will therefore go a long way. Here are a few ways to spruce up your home for a Spring sale.

Power wash the exterior
A quick power wash of your exterior will remove dirt buildup and give your home a fresh and clean look. Consider power washing your vinyl siding, concrete walkways and patios, wood decks, etc. If you plan on tackling this yourself, make sure you use the correct settings for the type of material (so as not to cause any damage). Professional power washing services are often available as well.

Spruce up landscaping
Make your landscaping look crisp and clean. Remove dead leaves, trim overgrown hedges and bushes, freshen up edging between flower beds and the lawn, and add a fresh layer of mulch. With a little work, you can make your yard desirable to visiting home buyers.

Clean entryways
Your entryways are one of the first impressions of your home. Give it a good cleaning to remove the sand and dirt from the winter months. Put away winter items to de-clutter this space. Brighten it up flowers and spring-inspired furnishings.

Change your décor
Spring is a great time to switch out your décor to light, bright, and cheery items. Area rugs tend to make a space appear smaller, so consider removing area rugs to maximize the visual floor space. Changing curtains may also be a good idea if you have heavy or dark curtains. Make sure plenty of sunlight enters the home. Lastly, fresh flowers and plants can give your home that extra Spring feel.

Add a fresh coat of paint
If you have any dark colored or dirty-looking walls, then it’s time for a facelift. A fresh coat of paint can really work wonders. Consider somewhat neutral colors to appeal to more buyers. Remember that flat paint can bring attention to imperfections whereas an eggshell or semi-gloss might better hide them.

Getting your home ready for selling
Realtors typically suggest home repairs and staging ideas as part of the listing appointment.

Suzanne Plewes is a Broker Associate at RE/MAX Alliance in Loveland. For real estate questions write to 750 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO 80537,
call 970.290.0373 or e-mail suzanneplewes@remax.net.

By Suzanne Plewes, RE/MAX Alliance in Loveland

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