Launching your spring selling campaign
Spring is all about new beginnings.
So, having a well-considered campaign and effective sales strategy in place well before September 1 means you will be raring to go when springtime blooms.
Traditionally regarded as the peak selling season for real estate, spring heralds renewed optimism and greater motivation to buy and sell in September, October and November.
While there is plenty that vendors can do to ready their homes for sale, one of the most important considerations is to engage a good real estate agent to help guide the selling process and make it as effective as possible.
Here are some other ideas on how to make your spring sale a success:
First impressions matter
It’s no secret that first impressions matter, so it’s well worth investing the time to ensure your home is looking its best – both inside and out. Hit the garden and clear out the winter weeds, prune the overgrown shrubs and give the yard a general spruce up to ensure it presents well from the outset. Inside, the home will benefit from a spot of decluttering and general maintenance.
Get stuck into the spring clean during winter to make sure you’re ready to kick off your selling campaign as soon as spring hits. Get started with a through clean and look to simplify spaces as much as possible to ensure any clutter doesn’t distract potential buyers.
Most of us aren’t particularly motivated to tackle household maintenance in the depths of winter. But investing the time and expense of a splash of paint and fixing those lingering repair jobs to make sure your home presents at its best will be well worth the effort if your hard work translates to a good sales price.
The right time
While spring is an ideal time to list your home for sale, only you and your family will know if the time is right. Spring listings generally sell more quickly and attract higher sales prices than those sold at other times of the year. But the reality is that buyers are always looking for quality homes, so don’t feel pressured to list your property for sale if the timing isn’t right for you personally.
Let an expert guide you
Having a real estate agent who is well-versed and knowledgeable about your neighbourhood and recent sales will be one of your best assets in an effective spring sale. Good agents, like the team at Mont, will be able to provide advice about recent sales of similar properties, offer ideas about how to maximise the appeal of your property, and should have a comprehensive database of potential buyers and local networks to help market your property successfully.
If you’re considering a spring sale this year, reach out to the team at Mont for a confidential discussion.