Spring is here, and that means that the real estate market is about to pick up. So, if you’re thinking about selling your home or renting out a commercial property anytime soon, now is the time to do so. It’s extremely important for your piece of property to stand out so that you can get a great offer; and remember, competition is high at this time of year, so you’ll really have to focus on your spring maintenance. Here are some good tips to help with your preparations to get your property market-ready for this time of year:
First, now that the snow is melting, it’s time to get the exterior of your house looking lavish and new. To start, focus on your lawn, decks/patios, and the exterior wall conditions of your house. This winter was a rough one, so you may have to spend a little extra money on outdoor maintenance for your property, but it will be worth it in the end. Make sure you have sprinklers for your lawn and that your patio or deck is swept and stained.
As far as the walls of your piece of property go, look for water stains, which hint that the gutters are not handling runoff well. Especially after this past winter, you may find holes and cracks in the walls that need to be mended. The gutters and downspouts should be cleaned and pointed in the right position so water is directed away from your house or building. For this, it’s probably a good idea to hire a professional to clean your gutters, which should cost between 100 and 200 dollars.
With a great-looking piece of property from the outside, the interior should be up to par as well. Windows, indoor leaks, and heating and air conditioning units should be your top priority when it comes to the inside of your house. Windows should be checked for caulking and weather stripping, and may even need to be replaced if your home or building is old. One of the first things a potential buyer will notice is a draft coming from one of the windows, so make sure it’s not one of yours. The second thing a potential buyer will notice is a leaky faucet or clogged drains, so be sure you look carefully for any puddles near the dishwasher or for sinks in the bathroom that don’t drain properly. Air conditioning and heating units should also be thoroughly checked-out and cleaned, so be sure to vacuum all the dust inside of the vents.
Lastly, as the weather gets warmer and your property is getting prepared to go on the market, be sure to do some spring cleaning because your house should be in the best shape possible. Be sure you vacuum furniture and carpets, dust window frames and ceiling fans, wash cabinets and walls, and clean the tiles in your bathroom. It’s the little things that make the biggest difference, so be sure to clean every little crevice of your property. For more tips on how to get your property ready for the spring market, read this article published on Realty Times.
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