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Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Market

Posted on March 27, 2024

Spring is around the corner and whether you’re getting your home ready to sell or just wanting to refresh your home after a long winter, here are some things that should be on your to-do list. 

Deep Clean

Spring is the best time to do a deep clean but if you’re planning on putting your home on the market, a deep clean is one of the easiest ways to make your home look its best for potential buyers. Buyers will be walking through your home, opening up closets and cupboards and you don’t want them to be distracted by clutter. If you are short on time, you can also hire professional cleaners for a deep clean.

  • Clean out cupboards and drawers
  • Clean out the refrigerator/freezer 
  • Dust ceiling corners and wash walls
  • Clean blinds, window frames, and sills - bonus tip: throw the curtains in the wash!
  • Detail bathrooms

Make Basic Repairs and Updates

Before putting your home on the market, do a walk-through and note anything that needs repairs or updating. You can hire a professional to help make repairs or take them on yourself - be sure to check for lightbulbs that need replacing, too!

  • Check for things like loose door knobs, leaky faucets, and broken appliances 
  • Touch up any cosmetic damages including holes or dents in walls or cracked tiles in bathrooms
  • Update any dated light fixtures or hardware 

Declutter and Stage

Buyers need to be able to picture themselves living in your space so decluttering and doing a little depersonalization can go a long way! Follow our Staging Guide to Help Sell Your Home.

  • Pack away personal photos and knick-knacks
  • Remove unnecessary or oversized furniture
  • Use strategic furniture arrangements to create a good flow through the home
  • Use what you already have or purchase some modern accent pieces like wall art and pillows to create appealing spaces

Clean the Exterior and Create Curb Appeal

First impressions are very important so make sure buyers are impressed when they pull up to your home. Studies show that curb appeal can increase a home’s perceived value by 5-10% so your efforts could pay off! We have another quick hit for Creating Curb Appeal: Prepping Your Outside Space.

  • Trim landscaping and remove debris
  • Clean the exterior of your home and repair any damages
  • Add colorful flowers and new mulch

Need some help getting your home market-ready? Give one of our trusted and knowledgeable ERA Landmark agents a call! With markets in BozemanBig SkyLivingston, and Ennis, Montana, we're ready to go to work for you.

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