5 Tips for Selling Your Home This Spring
Spring is renowned as the best time to list and buy a home in Canada, and this year, when the real estate market in Ontario is at its hottest, there are plenty of reasons to get your home ready for a fast spring sale. Here are five ways that sellers can capitalize on the spring real estate market in Ontario.
- Time for Spring Cleaning. Cancel all of your plans for a weekend and get ready to dust, scrub, mop, and organize. From cleaning those winter-warped windows to washing walls and trim, this is the best time (weather wise and otherwise) to get to the cleaning that we all avoid through those unforgiving Canadian winters. Take time to clean the rooms you often ignore (like the basement, the laundry room or the spare rooms that are rarely used). Consider shampooing your carpets and cleaning your mattress. Your home will feel like new for yourself, and potential buyers, in no time.
- Set That Curb Appeal. As the snow melts away, the litter that lingered beneath its surface rises. The next time a sunny day appears, set aside some time to tend to your lawn and gardens and remove all winter yard debris. Add even more life to your home by planting flowers, painting or staining your deck, door, porch, or placing a fresh new welcome mat at your doorstep.
- Declutter Everywhere. The hardest thing for many people to do when putting their home on the market is to remove everything that makes your house your “home”. From photos of friends and family to those beloved stashes or books and letters and trinkets, to the kids’ paintings adorning your refrigerator door, now is the prime time to take anyway anything personal that might discourage someone from buying your home this spring.
- Finish Those Renovations. Do you have a long list of renovations that you have been putting off for one reason or another? With the peak time to sell drawing near, it is time to start (and rapidly finish) those renovations that will add a greater value to your home for potential buyers.
- Hire a Realtor®. A great Realtor® can help you understand the market, price-points, staging, marketing, and of course, help show (and ultimately sell) your home to prospective buyers.
Are you ready to put your home on the market this spring? The Realtors® at Performance Realty are some of Canada’s best experts in real estate. Contact us today to learn more about the best options for you and your family in the Ottawa real estate market. Visit our website at http://www.performancerealty.ca/.