Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: How to Prepare for a Spring Sale When Snow is on the Ground

How to Prepare for a Spring Sale When Snow is on the Ground

How to Prepare for a Spring Sale When Snow is on the Ground

Preparing for a spring sale of your homeIf the idea of moving in the spring is on your mind you may be feeling a little bogged down with all the snow we have had. You may be thinking this will delay your plans for moving but it doesn't have to.

 

You can be making preparations now for selling your home even though snow may be piled high around your house and yard. This is a great opportunity to really look at the inside of your home and assess its condition and saleability. Would you want to buy your house the way it looks now? Think in terms of what a buyer will want and how they will react to what they see.

  1. Are your rooms too full? Do you need to get rid of some furniture allowing for better traffic flow?
  2. Are the walls covered in artwork and photos? Less is more and allows buyers to see the home.
  3. Could the walls and trim stand a new coat of paint? Would a fresh more current color be a better option than what you have now?
  4. Is there too much clutter/knick-knacks sitting around? What about your closets; are they organized and appearing spacious?
  5. Are your floor coverings accenting your rooms or distracting? Do you need to change them out or get them cleaned?
  6. Are windows letting in light and helping the rooms look bigger?
  7. Is your lighting sufficient with all light fixtures having working bulbs?
  8. Is your heating system functioning properly? Is it time to get it cleaned and serviced?
  9. Can you feel cold drafts in the house? Make a note to check caulking and weatherstripping.
  10. Does it need a deep cleaning? Most houses do after winter and especially before going on the market.

Start now making your list to prepare for the sale of your home in the spring. It is a perfect time to evaluate the inside systems and condition and get started on making them right while the snow is on the ground. After the winter thaw you will be ready to tackle your outside look and presentation and get your home on the market.

How to Prepare for a Spring Sale When Snow is on the Ground

For more tips on selling your home click here. If you would like an evaluation of your home's worth in Clarksville TN, contact Debbie Reynolds, Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent.

 

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Comment balloon 26 commentsDebbie Reynolds • January 17 2016 03:42PM

Comments

This is a great post for Sellers who want to join in the Spring Real Estate Market. There are things you can be doing inside, and you named them well!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Hello Debbie, You have a great list here for Spring Real Estate Market.  We are lucky 65 in Denver today

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 2 years ago

Debbie in my opinion everything on that list applies to just about every homeowner thinking of putting their home on the market if they were to answer those questions objectively and honestly.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

we don't have snow, but this is still a great list for anyone getting ready to put their house on the market.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 2 years ago

Thanks Evelyn Johnston and if I was selling in the spring I would be working hard right now getting ready.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Oh Will Hamm that can't be so? I am so jealous as we didn't see above freezing today.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Pretty much so George Souto and serious sellers can take advantage of our snow moments.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Thank You Tammy Lankford. We have had several days of snow and more coming this weekend.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Debbie excellent advice to all potential home sellers.... snow or no snow, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. Great job with your post, all the items on your wist would be great advice for anyone considering selling in the future.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 2 years ago

Hello Debbie,  like photos it is amazing how often we need speak of declutter.  Probably the least expensive task we can preform to make a BIG impact on buyers and yet is so difficult to convince sellers.  Good post.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 2 years ago

These are good tips year-round. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie.  This a great list to give sellers before they put their home on the market.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 2 years ago

You cover some great points we should all think about while we wait for Spring Debbie Reynolds 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) over 2 years ago

That is great advice for home ellers to get the work done now before they put their home on the market. Have a good day Debbie Reynolds 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 2 years ago

Debbie, great post! No matter what the weather is doing there are always tasks that can be done to get prepared to sell. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. This is excellent and is a great list moving or not. Well done.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

I love these tips, and they are good all year round...but, I have spring on the brain!!!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 2 years ago

Debbie your full of so much informative information its no wonder the magazines are finding you. Thanks for the tips.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold on Bob" (CB Stagecoach ) over 2 years ago

This is the time of year when clients will do the necessary cleaning and painting in preparation for putting it on the market. Hopefully that early spring will be good for our market

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 2 years ago

This is outstanding advice for prospective home sellers.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

This is excellent information for sellers thinking of putting their home on the market this spring. Great post, Debbie, and so well written. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 2 years ago

Thank you all for the nice comments. I hope it helps you sellers prepare for the spring market.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Great tips, Debbie.  And even without any snow on the ground, these would work well down here also.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

Great suggestions, Debbie. You just can't wait til the last moment to get ready. Winter certainly presents it's challenges for selling

Have an awesome weekend!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) over 2 years ago

Hello Debbie ... I am sure the snow will melt soon enough which will make it easier to sell homes!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 2 years ago

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