Spring is basically here. The azaleas are blooming and temps are warming up in Savannah. The other thing that’s warming up is our local real estate market! We began to see signs of the Spring market as early as the middle of January this year, which is a bit earlier than usual. Buyers are out, mortgage rates are still at historic lows, and now is the time if you’re considering selling!
Here are three ways you can make your home stand out from the competition this Spring:
- Professional Staging — If you only do one thing before putting your house on the market, hire a professional Stager to help you get your home in order. Let’s face it, “lived in” is not an ideal way to portray your home to potential buyers. Your Stager will help you create a punch list of action items designed to maximize your home’s potential. These can include decluttering, painting those bright walls a more neutral color, pairing down the kitchen appliances on display, and removing Fido’s lovely aroma.
- Tackle Deferred Maintenance — You know those “we’ll get around to it one day” home projects? Now is the time to take care of them. Trust us, the potential buyer will absolutely remember that the light switch doesn’t work or that there’s peeling paint on the windows. These things don’t make a great first impression. So pull out that honey-do-list and get to work. You want your house to sparkle!
- Make The Yard Shine — We’ve all watched enough HGTV shows to know that curb appeal matters. Adding fresh pine straw to your flower beds, putting out some cute plants by the front steps, and adding a new umbrella to the patio table are all great ideas. You want to make your house appealing from the street so they say, “Honey, stop the car!”
If you’re considering selling your home this year, or maybe just wondering which home renovation projects are actually adding value, we invite you to join us at our Free Home Seller Seminar on Thursday, March 12th at 6pm at our office (3107 Waters Avenue). We’ll review the home selling process, talk more about preparing your home for sale, check in on the real estate market, and of course, answer all of your questions! Register today at RealEstateInSavannah.net/EVENTS. (limited seats available)