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Home Staging for Spring

If you’re planning to pop your home on the market this spring, there are several things you can do to land with a splash! The competition can be a little more fierce during the spring market so it’s important to have your home stand apart from the others. All of the normal listing tricks apply for staging your home to sell, but there’s a few that you may want to pay particular attention to in the season approaching. Below are five quick tips to get your home ready to stand out for all the right reasons.

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First and foremost, you want to do a good deep spring cleaning. Lean out those closets by packing away all of those big winter jackets that suck space away from your storage areas. Perhaps you may want to also consider, will you wear those same winter outfits next year? If not, now would be a great time to donate or sell those items.

Clearing out some furniture is also an excellent part of the spring cleaning process. Your home will show best with a modest amount of furniture. Be sure to keep incoming traffic areas clear of obstacles.

One other small tip about spring cleaning is to check all your interior trim for cracked caulk and other blemishes. Often times, a cold winter can cause trim to split, separate, or pull away from the walls. A small touch up of caulk and paint will make the walls crisp and clean.

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A second big tip is to swap out bedding, pillows, curtains, and knick knacks that are dark (or muted) to some fun and cheery pops of color. Bright bursts of color throughout the home will draw out all of those positive feelings of a warmer season ahead. You don’t want to commit your walls to a bold color but rather the little items throughout the home.

Fresh blossomed flowers are also an excellent tool to not only bring in color but also add a beneficial fragrance to your home. Flowers throughout the home breathe life into the four walls and get people excited about summer. As long as you’re keeping the fresh blooms alive and watered, their aroma will elicit some strong favorable memories.

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It’s a good idea to have additional floral arrangements potted by your front and back doors. Sprucing up some of the curb appeal is a smart way of making your home feel more inviting and start the viewing of your home off on a good foot. A springtime doormat and wreath will also make for a great first impression.

The last tip for staging your home to sell in the spring is the one that may require the most upkeep, landscaping! It’s important to keep your yard nicely manicured as you’re attempting to sell your home. A fresh cut lawn, newly placed mulch, and freshly planted annuals are sure to impress onlookers. It’s best to stick with a natural mulch color like your darks and browns. For flowers, bright red will surely draw attention. It’s vital to do everything you can do to make the yard look it’s best.

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If you want to get the leg up on your competition this spring, you’ve got to pull out all the stops to make your home show better than others. These five helpful tips will get you started; do some spring cleaning, bring in some pops of color, place some flowers on the inside and the outside, and make sure your curb appeal and landscaping is looking great! These best practices and others will surely increase your chances of selling your home for top dollar. Be sure to browse homes.com for other helpful articles like; awesome open house ideas for the summer, four biggest buyer turnoffs, top five things sellers overlook when selling a home, and many more.


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