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SCROGGS BLOG // Ready, Set, Spring: How to Sell Your House This Season

You can’t prevent spring showers, but you can prepare your Asheville, North Carolina, home and surroundings to sell your house for the primary housing season! 

Spring cleaning is especially important for selling your home, so show your home some extra love and get it ready to go on the market with these cleaning and maintenance tips. 

Why is Spring a Good Time to Sell Your House? 

Spring is a favorite season for many reasons–warm weather, blue skies, and blooming flowers. The days are longer, and the weather is great for scheduling open houses. Homebuyers are coming out of hibernation, so if you’ve decided to sell your house, here are three reasons to move forward in April, May, or June: 

  1. It’s easier to move during the spring season. If you’re selling your home, chances are you’re searching for a new one. With extended daylight hours, moving in the spring offers ample time to explore other homes that best suit your lifestyle. 
  2. Buyers are searching. Many homebuyers are searching to move during the summer. Between vacations and school starting in the fall, putting your home on the market during the spring will deliver a seamless buying and moving experience for potential homeowners. 
  3. Your landscaping begins to shine. Dead grass and bare branches can’t compete with a lush, green, well-maintained yard. You’ll improve the curb appeal for potential buyers by a landslide. Additionally, it’s not too hot or cold to keep buyers from searching, and the sunshine makes for beautiful listing photos

Don’t wait until peak season to put your home on the market and expect to reap the benefits. Spring into action now and sell your home with confidence. 

“If a potential homebuyer spots a leaky faucet, they might assume that everything in the house hasn’t been maintained, so don’t put off these tasks any longer.” 

7 Spring Maintenance and Cleaning Tips to Sell Your House

Homebuyers are attracted to well-maintained homes, so reinvigorate your home this spring and get ready to make the big sale with these expert tips: 

  • Clean out those gutters. Dirty gutters are not only unsightly, but they can also be a liability for you and homebuyers. So, put on your work gloves and get to emptying accumulated debris.
  • Freshen and wash your windows. Clean windows provide more natural light, creating a bright and lively environment in each room and giving potential buyers a solid first impression. 
  • Spring clean everything. Nothing attracts homebuyers more than a sparkling and shiny home. Here are some tips to get you started: 
  • Dedicate extra attention to the kitchen and bathrooms 
  • Dust your ceiling fans and shelves 
  • Clean your baseboards 
  • Wipe down your appliances 
  • Wash curtain sheers 
  • Shampoo rugs and carpets  
  • Make the beds
  • De-clutter and organize. The less you have, the larger your home will appear. Don’t let potential buyers lose interest in your home because they’re focused on stuff that can easily be placed in a drawer. 
  • Tend to your yard and landscape. Remove debris and branches, trim overgrown shrubs, and consider fertilizing your lawn. The greener, the better! Here are some other tips: 
  • Sweep your front and back porch 
  • Remove cobwebs and hornet nests
  • Wipe down your front door
  • Add spring decorations for a welcoming appearance 
  • Make small fixes. If a potential homebuyer spots a leaky faucet, they might assume that everything in the house hasn’t been maintained, so don’t put off these tasks any longer. 
  • Brighten your rooms with fresh paint. Spruce up the interior with a fresh coat of paint. This is one of the more efficient and least expensive ways to make your home look brand new. 

Furthermore, staging showcases your house’s best features. There are professionals who can reimagine your place as a stylish Homes and Gardens feature. 

Transform Your Home With Scroggs Construction 

If you plan to sell your home, you might consider building a new one. Scroggs Construction’s skillful team delivers a streamlined and responsive process to make your dream home a reality. 
Additionally, if you need additional advice on increasing your home’s value before you list it, contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.