You may be scratching your head about this tip. While cleaning out the gutters, pruning bushes away from the house and pruning trees away from the roof all may make sense to you this time of the year, what does fall have to do with planning to list your house for sale?
There are two ways to look at this. If you’re planning to list your house soon (in the next 2 – 3 months), hopefully you’ve completed most of your de-cluttering, organizing, cleaning and painting. Although the real estate market is relatively quiet in the winter, the buyers who are looking are serious buyers, who often have to make a move quickly. Your home will be decorated for the holidays, so it will look great. And if you’re cooking any holiday meals or treats, it will smell great!
If you’re thinking of listing your home in the spring, don’t make the mistake of thinking you have lots of time to get ready- you don’t. The daylight hours will be shorter, you’ll still have all of the holiday activities to attend to, and you’ll have to de-clutter, clean and spruce up your house from top to bottom. In addition, you have the outside- curb appeal – to think about.
If you’re thinking of listing in the spring and you don’t have many daffodils yet, do yourself a favor- buy a LOT of them and get them in the ground in the next month. Plant them in clumps of 5 or 7, and in the spring they’ll bring lots of color to your yard and make it much more attractive to potential buyers. When you buy your daffodils, get both an early-blooming variety (like Rijnveld’s Early Sensation) and a late-blooming one. I’ve been very happy with the bulbs we’ve bought for the past few years from Van Bourgondien Wholesale (http://www.kvbwholesale.com/).
I’d be glad to help you with your pre-listing home preparations- just text, call or email me.
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