Five Tips for Selling Your Home This Spring

Selling your home doesn't have to be complicated. Here are five tips to start you out and get your home listed.

1. Pay Attention to Curb Appeal. How your house looks from the street is important. Many people can't see past a few minor updates, so take care of this on the front end to get them in the house. Start by painting your front door, pressure washing your sidewalk and driveway and updating your landscaping with fresh mulch, shrubs and flowers.

2. De-clutter Your Home. Too much stuff in your house makes it hard to visualize how the new owners furnishing will look in the house. It also makes your house look smaller. Start by removing personal items, pictures, old magazines, etc. If you have hardwood flooring, you might also consider removing the rugs or pulling-up old carpet to highlight the floors.

3. Update Your Kitchen and Bathrooms. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint, new cabinet hardware and new fixtures are all it takes to drastically improve the look of tired spaces. If your counter-tops are dated, replacing is a quick fix that goes a long way.

4. Hire a Great Realtor. Hiring the best is always worth it. Good Realtors know how to maximize the value of your home and get it sold quickly. They are well connected with other agents and know how to move traffic through your home. The best Realtors employ more than just a yard sign and open houses to sell homes. They are connected with technology, social media and the community. Simply relying on MLS listings does not work in our modern times.

Once you've decided it's time to move, I can help. Please contact me at leannedresmich@howardhanna.com or (412) 400-6627 to schedule a no-obligation, comprehensive analysis of your home and let's get it sold!