Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Spring Market

Are you thinking about selling your house this spring? Here’s how you need to prepare your house for the market.

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If you plan on selling your house this spring, there are a few things you should do to prepare your house for the market here in Pittsburgh.

For starters, I’m big on home inspections because they tell you about any problems that would come up during the time your house is listed. If your home doesn’t need any additional repairs when you put it on the market (because you already had a home inspection), you can pretty much stick to your price.

Next, you have to prepare your yard after the Pittsburgh winters that make our yards look horrible. Put out mulch, rocks, and plants to make your landscaping beautiful and add some fresh flowers for color. You should also furnish your porch and patio—bring out wicker or white outdoor furniture and add bright cushions. You want to make your whole porch or deck pop and show that there’s space for entertaining.

Cleaning is also a necessary task that must be done. When your home goes on the market, you need that spring cleaning. Make sure everything is sparkling clean from the windows to the jambs to the floors and walls. Get rid of cobwebs in the basement and bring some flowers inside for a fresh smell to show your house in its best light this spring.
Let in as much natural light as possible—buyers love natural light!
You also want to power wash your sidewalks and driveway, as well as the house itself if you have siding, to bring back their vibrancy. If you don’t own a power washer, you can rent one for about $50 to $60 a day.

Finally, make sure that when you’re showing your home that you open the curtains and blinds to let the sunshine in. Let in as much natural light as possible because people love natural light.

If you have any other questions about selling your house this spring or you’re looking to buy a home in the area, give me a call or send me an email. I’d be happy to help!