Most real estate markets have some degree of seasonality and Colorado is no exception. As the snow melts, the housing prices begin to bloom. Real estate professionals know this phenomenon as the Spring Selling Surge, occurring between March and May. Here are a few ways to make your home stand out during this year’s surge, so you can maximize your return on investment.
Understand what is motivating buyers
Right after the holidays, there is a noticeable uptick in real estate activity. According to AtHomeColorado.com, most buyers in the state expect to see more options available as the weather warms up. This increases both inventory and competition in the market, growing the potential for above-ask offers. Most families will be more motivated knowing they have a limited timeframe to close on a house if they have children in school.
Put all personal items in storage
Buyers will understand if you are still living in the house you are trying to sell. Removing family photos, liquor, pet toys, and general clutter will make it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living there. Putting your pets away during a showing will also help up your homes appeal.
Local Pro: Swanson’s Pro Clean
Make sure the interior of your home is spic-and-span before a showing. Swanson’s will take care of your carpets, upholstery, and any water damage in your home for a competitive price.
Local Pro: Team Window LLC
How your home looks on the outside is just as important as how it looks on the inside during a showing. Team Window Cleaning specializes in high-quality residential window cleaning. They pride themselves on exemplary customer service and high-quality work at a fast pace.
Avoid air fresheners
If you’ve run into a smell that one of our local cleaning pros can’t handle, the last thing you should do is use air fresheners. For one, they only mask the smell, and more often than not, add to it. Also, most air fresheners contain formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, and aerosol propellants – all of which can have serious consequences to one’s health.
The season gets compounded when you plan on selling your property during the Spring Selling Surge. For those in the luxury mountain communities, this time of year is especially stressful. Hopefully, these tips will guide you through the year and help you turn a profit along the way.