Stage your home in time for the spring market season with these tipsMichelle McQuade | April 6, 2021
Timing is everything when you’re planning to put your home on the Cleveland real estate market. And while the “right” time to sell depends on a number of factors and circumstances, springtime in Ohio is when demand for homes typically peaks, which makes it a great time to sell a home.
Even with low inventory levels however, you still need to be ready to compete with other home sellers. And when you’re facing competition, a perfectly executed staging job can give your home a strong advantage over other properties on the market.
Here are a few staging tips to help you prepare your home for the spring market season:
Spruce up your landscaping
The first thing you need to do is to get the attention of potential buyers. This is where curb appeal comes in – you need to pique their interest as soon as they pull up on your driveway.
Although you can enhance your home’s exteriors on your own, consider hiring a professional landscaper if you want to get things done quickly and efficiently, which frees up more time for you to focus on other tasks.
Get rid of winter residue
A harsh winter season can damage any home’s floors. Inspect your floors closely for signs of salt and snow residue. However, trying to get rid of this can be a little challenging, especially if you don’t have the proper tools and cleaning products.
Again, hiring a professional cleaner who’s fully equipped to deal with this type of problem might be your best bet. But if it doesn’t make sense for your budget, simply gather information on the type of flooring you have, so you’ll know the proper way to treat them.
Fill your living spaces with natural light
Spring is the perfect time to let natural light into your home, so make sure to pull those curtains back (especially in rooms with a nice view of the outdoors). Interiors bathed in plenty of natural light gives it a relaxing and laidback vibe, and can make your home more enticing.
Incorporate décor that matches the season
Make sure your décor reflects the colors of spring. Simple touches like throw pillows and blankets with spring-inspired patterns and colors will help you set the right tone you want your home to express to prospective buyers. Fruit-filled bowls and flower arrangements also add a dash of color to your spaces, along with a fresh scent that can make your home more appealing.
In case you have buyers visiting in the late afternoon or evening, lighting candles will add a warm glow of candlelight to your spaces, making your home feel cozier.
Use soft, bright colors
In case you’re planning to repaint some of your walls, springtime shades like a pale green or sky blue can make your spaces look refreshing. Decide whether repainting an entire room or just a single accent wall can help enhance the look of your spaces.
If painting isn’t an option however, you can consider using removable wallpaper – an ideal solution if you want to create a feature wall.
For more helpful home selling tips, read some of our previous blog posts here.