Winter’s not quite over yet, but we can sense the thaw is ready to happen. And as the weather warms up, so does the housing market! Here’s some tips to getting your house ready and to stand out against your competition!

1. Clean & Declutter

Make your move easier by beginning the packing process now. Clear out all clutter and remove items you don’t regularly use. Consider a temporary storage facility for bulky pieces of furniture, holiday decor, out of season clothing and any other items you don’t need.

2. Paint Touch Ups

Patch up any dings and damages to walls and baseboards and repaint in neutral colors if necessary. Apply a fresh coat of white to baseboards and trim, or any ceiling stains. Look for any exterior paint trim that is peeling or on your deck, this should be sanded and touched up to show your house it’s best!

3. Bright Sells!

Change out any burnt out or dim lightbulbs inside and out. Clean windows inside and out so the natural light shines through

4. Finish Projects & Repairs

Now is the time to complete any home improvement projects you have under way and make all minor repairs to your home. Leaky faucets, dingy caulking, worn out wax toilet rings, old light fixtures, ect…

5. Yard Clean Up

Remove clutter, rake dead grass, weed gardens, top up planters and around trees, trim shrubs & eliminate dead trees or branches. Keep lawns free of toys or lawn equipment.