Spring is often thought of as the perfect time of year. The days are long and warm, the beaches are glistening, the birds are singing – and houses are selling!!
With spring merely weeks away, NOW is the time to get prepped so you can hit the spring market with a bang!
Why do houses sell better in the spring? Houses generally present better as the weather warms up, with more greenery in the lawn and gardens, flowers in bloom and plenty of natural light filtering through the windows.
Buyers enjoy being out in the glorious weather and want to be in their new home before Christmas – and families certainly want to be settled in for the new school year.
Really, any time is a good time to sell in a hot market, however statistics do show that more houses sell in the spring than any other season. This is partly because more houses are on the market in spring, which simply means you have to put your best foot forward. It is imperative that your home stands out from the crowd and creates an irresistible first impression.
There are many things you can do to achieve this, and it is a good idea to start a few weeks in advance. We have put together a guide of the basic things you should be doing to make the most of your property. We also encourage you to think about staging your home. Did you know that staged homes sell twice as fast and for roughly 10% more? Home-staging does not have to be expensive and you can do it yourself with a few tricks of the trade. We recently staged a home in Kingscliff and it sold for a top price the day after listing!
If you think spring sounds like the perfect time to sell, contact us for a free appraisal. We can advise you on how to maximise your property for sale in the spring market, achieving a top price in a short amount of time.