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Make Your Home Stand Out This Spring

On Behalf of | Apr 12, 2017 | Firm News |

Sell Your Home Faster This Spring

Use these tips simple tips to make your home stand out on the market this spring.

Spring Curb Appeal

The outside of your home is generally what makes the first impression on buyers. Whether they’re visiting your home or looking at images of your home, make sure your property stands out for the right reasons.

Start with Some Cleaning

Once the harsh winter weather is gone, it’s time to take on some cleaning tasks. A clean exterior will help your home look well taken care of, tidy, and welcoming, but it doesn’t necessarily require backbreaking work. Start by power washing your home’s siding, porch, driveway, and walkways to remove any grime and dirt left over from the winter. A power washer will do most of the work for you, so it won’t require too much effort to get these areas clean and shiny. Next, move onto washing your windows. These should be cleaned inside and out in order to look their best. Remove the screens and then gently wipe down the windows and frames with a soft rag and some warm, soapy water. After rinsing them, use a soft rag or a squeegee to dry them. Wash the screens and allow them to dry before placing them over your windows. These simple tasks can help your home look newer and more appealing without much work or investment. For even more spring cleaning tips, check out this spring cleaning checklist.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

After washing your home’s siding, inspect it and decide if any areas could use a fresh coat of paint or a touch-up. Siding that’s looking dull, worn, or damaged could benefit from a new coat of paint. If your siding is looking good, but your home is looking a bit tired, consider adding a fresh coat of paint to small areas. Repainting the trim, window frames, or your front door can help give your home a facelift without requiring a large investment. Similarly, staining your walkways can also make them look brighter and help your home stand out from the rest.

Add Vibrant Touches

Just like repainting your front door can do wonders for your home’s overall appearance, so too can adding small vibrant touches to your home’s facade. Modernizing your mailbox, investing in new house numbers, and placing a seasonal wreath on your door may seem like minimal details, but they can have a large impact on your home’s appearance. Other small details that can make a big difference include changing the hardware on your front door, updating light fixtures, and hanging planters around your porch. Be sure to also invest in title insurance before buying or selling a home. To learn more about the importance of investing in a title insurance policy in Shrewsbury, contact Home Key Title at (508) 475- 5502.

Spring Staging Tips

If your home’s exterior has made a good impression on potential buyers, chances are they are going to want to see what’s on the inside. Impress them with these spring staging tips.

Spring Clean

Just like you took the time to clean your home’s exterior, the interior will also need to be cleaned. Take your spring cleaning on one room at a time and always remember to tackle the room you’re working on from top to bottom. The best place to start is with dusting, then move on to cleaning surfaces. Remember to give some attention to often forgotten spaces like ceiling fan blades, light fixtures, and the walls. Cleaning your walls with mild soapy water and having your carpets professionally cleaned can both brighten up a room without you having to replace anything.

Declutter Your Home

As you clean each room in your home, be prepared also to declutter. Always have a couple of boxes with you as you clean where you can toss items that you want to donate or sell. A large trash can or trash bag is also great to have around so that you can easily toss items that are no longer functional. Remember that too much furniture in a room or large furniture items can cause a room to look much smaller. To avoid this issue, store excess furniture offsite during home showings. As you declutter, play around with the furniture and figure out what setups make the room look its best.

Add Pops of Color

Since spring is recognized as a bright and fun season, use that as inspiration while staging your home. Keeping your home’s main surfaces, like the walls and flooring, neutral shades is ideal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add pops of color in the details. To add a fresh spring feel to your home, place fresh flowers in different spaces like the dining room table and the bedrooms. You can also add fun colored accent pillows to your couch or place a bright colored throw over the back of your love seat. Seasonal hand towels in the bathroom or dish towels in the kitchen are also great ways to inject color into your home.

Title Insurance in Shrewsbury

Don’t forget to purchase title insurance in Shrewsbury before buying or selling a home! Contact the agents at Home Key Title at (508) 475- 5502 to find the best title insurance rates around!