How to get into the spring housing market early this year

As the weather warms up outside, home buyers are on the move to explore the market. This year, spring will be a particularly booming season for the housing market with interest rates still at historic lows. To make your home more appealing to eager buyers, follow these tips to prepare for spring before the busy season gets into full swing.

Call a home appraiser

You will want to know the value of your home before you put it on the market, because the wrong asking price could cause buyers to shy away. Calling the home appraiser now will allow you to beat the rush in the market and get your listing up.

Work on curb appeal

Spring is an inviting season for buyers, because they can see more of a home’s features—especially from the outside. You will want to get a jump start on spring maintenance and start planting new flowers for the season so that your house has optimal curb appeal in the warmer climate.

Consider making upgrades

You will need to decide how much of an investment you want to make in selling your home. Stainless steel and granite are now common expectations, but you may be hesitant to invest in these features if you are simply turning around and selling your house. It may be best to call a realtor now to discuss whether these upgrades are worth it to sell your home faster and at a higher price.

Stage your home for the season

You can take advantage of the springtime by adding the season’s hottest colors to your home and letting more natural light in. Fresh flowers, herb gardens, and a fresh coat of paint can also put a sense of springtime freshness into your home.

Before the spring begins, connect with ERA Team Feinstein to talk about selling your home. You can get in touch with the team online or by calling 630-325-4343.

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