Whether it’s because you need more rooms for your growing family, you’re ready to downsize or you want to move to a new city, you’ve decided you’ll be selling your house come spring.
Spring is traditionally the hottest season for home sales. School will be out of session soon, the weather is warming up and people get antsy to make a change.
The decision to sell your home once the thaw begins is a big step, but you’ve got a lot to do before spring. If you’ve already been in touch with real estate agents and even selected one to list your home, you’ve likely received a list of tasks to make your home market-ready.
“A lot of sellers have a long way to go on their home, but they’re just never going to get it done in time. They don’t have the wherewithal and the resources, so you’ve got to be careful what you recommend,” says Geoffrey Green, a real estate agent and owner of The Green Team Home Selling System in Warwick, New York.
You'll need to perform basic maintenance to keep appliances and systems such as plumbing fixtures and air conditioning running smoothly, complete repairs you’ve been putting off and clear all the clutter that’s built up over the years, not to mention actually make your home attractive to potential buyers. It’s probably best to get started now.