If you are seriously thinking of selling your home this spring, the time is now. Hopefully you’ve been working on it over the winter so you’ll be ready to shine like a diamond.
The real estate market has really changed so if you missed my post on selling in a changing market, you can read it here.
For the latest monthly statistics on the real estate market, check them out on my website here.
Home Selling Shopping Spree
While shopping over the weekend for fresh, new accessories for my upcoming spring listings, I went into Home Goods to see what they were featuring this spring. I’m always looking for inspiration to update my Photo Gallery of my before and after photos.
First of all, I love the feeling I get when I walk into Home Goods. They know how to get you in the mood to shop. It’s the same trick I use for all of my new listings. Home Goods and I both know we’ve got a short time to grab the buyer while they are present and either they’ll buy or they’ll move on. I call it the 10 second rule. It’s based on grabbing the buyer within 10 seconds of entering a house…or a store. Think of Costco. You can hardly put your membership card away and Costco is reminding you of something they want you to buy. January is all about exercise,vitamins and hoodies.
Home Goods is bright, full of happy music, and the colors throughout the store are outstanding. Furthermore, it’s such a pick-me-up and an incredible feeling. I love their bright cheery dishes, pillows, springtime furniture and outdoor cushions. It makes me want to buy everything in the store and give my own home a spring makeover.
I also love Home Goods for doormats and front door wreaths. They are bright, colorful, and full of life. The spring season is the best time for a change. It’s like starting over new again. In addition, you get a new lease on life and your home deserves this as much as anything. For that very reason, you will reap the benefits from your mini spring home makeover.
Stand Out from Your Competition
This week while working on a couple of houses, I thought about what would make us stand out from our competition. Both houses had substantial front porches so I decided with the new season and the energy in the air, I wanted to focus on the porch and really hone in on the curb appeal to draw people inside.
As a result, at one of the houses I added a new spring doormat, a fresh wreath and added new pillows to the homeowner’s glider. The most fabulous part of this house was the screened-in back porch! After all, who doesn’t want a porch? My buyer, Ashley, (what’s a girl to do with a pedestal sink?) bought a house with a porch and without that pedestal sink a few years ago.
Here are My 11 Best Tips for Selling Your Home this Spring
- Paint your front door
- Add an expensive pot filled with colorful flowers next to the door
- Find a pretty new wreath and hang it on your front door
- Get some new house numbers
- Change out your mailbox (if it’s on the house) or paint it to match the color of your door
- Add some dark mulch to your flower beds
- Shop somewhere like Home Goods and buy a few new colorful accessories for inside
- Buy some new pillows for your couch
- Paint a room (or the entire interior of your house)
- Throw out last year’s outdoor cushions and get some new brightly colored ones that will cheer you up on a daily basis
- Buy a new umbrella for your outdoor table or buy a table if you don’t have one
We had a cold winter in Kansas City. Therefore, it’s time to live life to the fullest and enjoy spring. Whether you’re selling your home this spring and want to create the model home look or merely dwelling and need help zinging your home into spring, you can call me direct or text me at (913) 515-3250 or get started here. Remember…the Realtor you choose determines the results you get. Choose carefully!
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