We recently asked our RE/MAX Influencers—a panel consisting of RE/MAX Sales Associates from throughout Canada—for their top tips of how sellers can stand out during the busy spring market.
1 – Clean up Outside
Pressure washing your driveway, sweeping your front walkway and picking up winter debris such as twigs and branches are incredibly important steps to take to make your property look its best once the snow has cleared.
It’s important to wash windows and frames on the outside of your house and touch up exterior doors and trim with paint if necessary. Roof gutters and siding should also be cleaned and maintained.
Steps can also be taken to improve landscaping. Adding flowers and shrubs will add colour to your home.
If you have a pet, be sure to clean up any droppings on a regular basis.
2 – Freshen up Inside
The inside of your home should be tidy with no clutter. Light fixtures, appliances and windows should be cleaned. Be sure to move large appliances and clean in and around where they usually sit.
If you have a garage, make sure you keep the floor swept. Make sure doors and windows throughout the house aren’t squeaking.
Adding new bedding and purchasing candles that have a nice smell that’s not overwhelming. A fresh bouquet on your kitchen table or counter is a great way to keep the space smelling and looking great.
3 – Be Sure the Price is Right
The spring market is an incredibly popular time of year for sellers to list their homes. If you have priced your home too high, buyers will likely opt to look at similar, more reasonably priced homes.