Real estate experts agree: putting your home on the market during the spring season gives you a better chance of selling your home quickly and shortening your home's time on the market compared to listing it during the fall or winter. While cold weather and extra time indoors can prevent you from accomplishing many home improvement projects, there are a few crucial home upgrades you should perform before you put your home on the market in the spring:
1. Declutter Your Interior
Winter months tend to attract both additional time spent indoors and more clutter inside your home itself. With the holidays bringing in more household items and contributing to clutter, you'll want to downsize in a big way before you move. Finding items you want to recycle, donate, or give away and hiring a junk removal specialist can be an ideal way to make your home more visually appealing and help increase interior living space at the same time.
2. Replace Your Front Door
The front door is the first interaction a potential buyer will have with your home, so if your door isn't quite as impressive as you'd like, replacing it can go a long way to improve first impressions. Additionally, there's a huge energy efficiency benefit to your home with a new door, as older doors tend to lose their seals and allow energy to escape through cracks and leaks.
3. Upgrade Your Flooring
New flooring is a great way to wow and amaze potential buyers. Hardwood or natural stone tiling tend to be more impressive and appealing to people than carpeting, but if you insist on keeping your floors soft, make sure deep stains are cleaned and damaged carpeting is repaired before you put your home on the market.
4. Detail the Inside
The devil's in the details and any prudent home buyer will take careful attention to the subtler aspects of your home's decor. The closer you pay attention to aspects like molding, lighting, and fixtures, the better impression your home will make.
5. Update Your Plumbing
A crucial element of a home's infrastructure that often goes ignored until disaster strikes, the plumbing system within a home is a major resource that can't afford to break down for long periods of time. If your plumbing is out of date, winter is a great time to have your pipes replaced with high-quality PEX pipes that won't crack or break due to cold weather. If you're in the market for new plumbing equipment this season and want to boost your home's value in preparation for a spring real estate listing, contact Pioneer Plumbing and Heating in Seattle today.
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