Spring Market

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Even though it will be 5 degrees tonight and there is still feet of snow on the ground, the spring real estate market is already beginning to heat up in Middlesex and Worcester Counties. 

Here are a few tips on how to prepare your home for sale.

First impression are everything so don't forget curb appeal
I know it seems like a dream that we will actually be in a place soon to undertake these items, but before you know it, we will hear the robins chirping and see the lawn. 
Make sure your front door is in good shape, repair cracks in the driveway and front walk, clean out gutters and trim the lawn and shrubs. 

Decorate for a quick sale.
Spruce up your walls with a fresh coat of neutral paint.  Make sure to also touch up the molding and ceilings.

De-clutter every room in the house.
This includes everything from top to bottom-kitchens, bedrooms, attics, garages and basements!  Closets, cupboards and every nook and crannie.

Repairs can make a big difference. 
Loose knobs, dripping faucets, sticking windows, warped cabinet drawers and other minor flaws detract from a home's value.

If you are considering selling your house in the near future, now is the time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Posted by

Carole Helwig
Keller Williams Realty
978-841-7683 (direct)
chelwig@kw.com
www.LivingInCentralMass.com

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Comments (4)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Good list, and a good reminder to "be ready" for the early Spring market.

Feb 10, 2011 04:36 AM
Susanne Brown
RE/MAX Realty 9 - Howell, NJ
I work hard to make real estate dreams come true!

This is also a great time to sort through what you want to bring to your new home and what you want to get rid of.  This will help with staging the home to show at its best!

Get rid of clutter and clean out the closets so that they look roomy.

Another good idea is to give the house a good cleaning.  This includes the windows. Clean windows let the sun shine in brightening even the dullest rooms.

Feb 10, 2011 04:42 AM
Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On

Great list, Carole!  Spring is time for spring cleaning! Can't wait for it warm up a bit so we can open the windows and let the fresh air in too!

Feb 10, 2011 04:34 PM
Carole Helwig
Keller Williams Realty - Concord, MA
Servicing Acton, Sudbury and Hudson, MA

Susanne, the windows are key.  Great addition.

Vickie, I cannot wait to let some fresh air in...especially as it's now only 8 degrees as I write!  One important consolation is that it's now light almost until 5:30 in the evening!   That means milder temps and open windows are just around the corner.

Feb 11, 2011 12:44 AM