Simple Ways To Get Ready For a Spring Listing Now

    Late winter or early spring is a great time to get your home up for sale. But the cold weather makes it an awful time to spruce up the exterior of your home.

    So, whether you’re looking to simply give your current property a facelift or you’re considering selling your home after the holidays, investing time and money now before the temperature drops is a great idea.

    Updating the exterior of your property is a strikingly impactful (and typically low cost) way of increasing the value and improving your home’s first impression.

    Here are a few simple ways to boost your properties curb appeal.


    Arguably the most obvious and significant way to improve the appearance of your home is to focus on your green space. Dead grass, overgrown weeds, and poorly maintained gardens will quickly become an eyesore to neighbors and potential buyers.

    If you are listing your property, regular lawn maintenance, watering, and weeding is a simple and nearly cost-free way to give your home an immediate upgrade. Not a green thumb? No worries! A simple, well cared for garden and lawn will still showcase your property in a better light.

    Do some online research or speak with your local garden center expert to find out which low-maintenance plants will do well in your garden that you can plant now for spring based on the amount of sun and the type of soil that exists in your area.

    Outdoor Lighting

    What better way to display your property than with well-placed landscape lighting. Whether it be pathway lights, spotlights or garden lights, a well-lit property will appear warm and welcoming.

    Solar lights are cost-effective and require minimal if any, unsightly wires and hardware. Pop a few along the edge of your garden or pathways. It will improve the overall look of your home and will also serve as an added safety feature.

    When was the last time you cleaned your porch lights? Removing the outer glass and giving it a good cleaning will ensure that your current lighting works effectively without having to spend a dime!

    Add Some Color and Decor

    Whether it’s in the form of bright flowers, a fresh coat of paint on your front door or entryway decor, a little color can make a huge difference. Not only will it help modernize the appearance of your home, but it can also make it stand out on your street.

    Tasteful decorations will add a unique touch to your property and aren’t just reserved for Christmas time. A simple wreath for any occasion or spring holiday will beautify even the most basic front door. Just remember to keep them current, as a Christmas wreath in spring would make your home stand out – but not in the way you want it to!

    Clean it up

    Large garbage bins, kids’ toys, and renovation debris look unsightly and they clutter up your property. Utilizing storage bins, sheds or a garage can help you ensure that your front yard remains tidy.

    Additionally, if potential buyers see your belongings strewn about, they may get the impression that the home doesn’t have enough storage space.

    Raking up leaves, picking up sticks and sweeping walkways are just a handful of free ways to clean your yard and it’s simple tasks like these that can make a big impact on the curb appeal of your home.

    Cleaning out gutters, scrubbing down shutters or power washing your siding is an extremely simple and productive way to make your house look fresh and new.

    Add Outdoor Furniture

    Having outdoor furniture is a perfect way to decorate your property will also maximize your living space. Regardless of the size of your property, complimenting your porch or deck with even minimal pieces can add a welcoming touch.

    Outdoor furniture is on sale right now, making it a fantastic time to purchase something. A small bistro table with chairs can make just as much of a statement as larger furniture.

    Get Ready to Show Your House

    Now that you’ve worked so hard to spruce up your property it’s important to keep it maintained while on the market. Buyers like to see a fresh look after weathering the winter season. The time, money, and effort you put into your home will make it stand out from the rest.

    If you are looking for tips on selling your home in the fall, check out our article on 10 Tips to Sell Your House in the Fall.

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