Are Your Listings Ready for the Spring Buying Season?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

kitchen_stoveIt’s time to get those listings ready for the spring! A recent article in U.S. News & World Report by Luke Mullins, 10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Home’s Sales Price by Spring, offers up some affordable ideas for getting a property in selling-ready shape in time for the spring sale season. Among the ideas in the article:

1.)  Touch up the paint on the front door—it’s one of the first places buyers will look!

2.) Paint the interior a light yellow or cream color that creates a nice constrast with white woodwork.

3.) Update the light fixtures, particularly in the entrance and the foyer.

4.) Buy a stove to jazz up your kitchen. There’s no need for an expensive kitchen remodeling job: An updated kitchen stove for about $700-$800 may be enough.

5.) Remove mildew from the caulking and replace stained sinks in the bathrooms.

  1. One thing I’ve learned is touching up paint hardly ever works out, getting a good match to the paint is too challenging. Painting the front door is a simple project that won’t take too long and will go a long way in presenting a fresh home right from the start.

  2. Thank you for these helpful hints. Sellers may respond better to a paid stage that the agent!! We all like to listen to the expert. Margaret C.