There’s not much we don’t love about spring—longer days, warmer weather, flowers in bloom, lazy picnics and beach days on the horizon. Spring also happens to be the best time of year to sell your home.
Traditionally known as the ‘spring blitz’, you’ll see the number of houses on the market ramp up over the next few weeks, with buyers and sellers alike feeling energised and ready for summer. It makes sense—the sun is shining, houses look more inviting, and buyers are more inclined to go to an open house when it’s pleasant outside.
During spring it is also common for families to scope out the best areas to be located for their desired schools, looking to position themselves in the right neighbourhood before the school year starts. Many buyers are also looking to purchase in spring to allow enough time to be settled in before the Christmas and New Year period.
Stand out from the crowd
Selling your house in spring still requires a strong sales strategy to maximise results. It’s crucial to ensure your agent understands your local market, and has the right community connections to identify prospective buyers immediately. A good agent will start by discussing your goals, identify ways to add value to your home, and implement a tailored marketing strategy for your property.
It’s also important to be strategic in the presentation of your home—consider your property’s street appeal, and ensure you get your home professionally photographed to maximise its online appeal. Your agent will be able to advise you on the best way to present your property—at Best Value Real Estate we recognise how important presentation is, so we provide styling advice and professional photography for all our clients.
Spring clean must-dos
Thinking of selling this spring? Here are a few must-dos to help maximise the appeal and marketability of your home:
Air out your home—coming out of winter means your home has probably been closed up a lot, so getting fresh air moving throughout the space is crucial
Remove any mould spots from ceilings, walls and window frames that might have crept up in winter (diluted clove oil or an 80 per cent white-vinegar solution both kill mould)
Focus on your outside areas—people favour the outdoors in spring and will be paying more attention to your outdoor spaces
Fertilise the lawns and gardens to freshen them up from winter—even a coating of fresh mulch really lifts the appeal of your gardens.
Pressure-wash outdoor pavers, and recoat tired, weathered decks if needed.
Add some bright touches to suit the season, such as cushions and towels.
Interested in styling your home? Read our top home-styling tips to maximise appeal and profits here.
Considering selling your home? Call 1300 880 889 for an obligation-free appraisal and confidential discussion.