Spring is around the corner in Port Alberni, BC. Spring is a popular time to sell your home in the Alberni Valley. Regardless of whether it’s a Buyer’s Market or Seller’s Market in Port Alberni, inventory always increases during springtime. As a result, a large number of buyers are vigorously researching for a new home in Port Alberni during these spring months.
Many homeowners are unsure of how to proceed when they are selling their Alberni Valley home during springtime. With this in mind, below are some tips to help prepare your home for the spring market.
1. Windows and Mirrors.
Cleaning is the first tip, ensure all windows are washed inside and out and all mirrors are polished, especially the mirrors in the bathroom(s). Clean windows will allow more light to enter your home and clean mirrors will reflect more sunlight into your home, making it feel brighter and bigger.
2. Gutters and Trimming.
Clean out all dead leaves and debris from your gutters, this will allow the water to drain into the downspouts and prevents the water from backing up into your home. Don’t let overgrown vegetation block the windows or pathways. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and show off the exterior of your home.
You should mow your lawn frequently and don’t forget to mow the edges of the lawn along your driveway or sidewalk. Doing this alone will show buyers that you pay attention to the small details and a diagonally mowed lawn makes a garden appear bigger.
4. Garden Flowers
After a long winter most, people are anxious to see the beauty that spring brings. Bright and warm colors induce feelings of happiness and joy. Arrange flowers like tulips and daffodils into groups and placing them at the entrance of your home, will bring warmth into your home.
Hardwood floors should be polished, any scrapes should be buffered out. Make your ceramic or linoleum floors shine and sparkle, and bleach dull grout and steam clean any area rugs.
6. Outdoor Mat and Umbrella Stand at the Entrance.
Most people know that song “April Showers”. Although April showers may come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May. Always be prepared for rain, as our spring weather is often unpredictable. If it’s raining provide buyers a place to stand their umbrellas and a mat to wipe their feet. This will keep your home free of muddy footprints and stains and all that hard work you put into polishing and cleaning those floors won’t be wasted.
When you show off your home, you need to emphasize the positives. Spring is the right time as you can open all windows and let the fresh air and the smell of spring fill your home with joy and warmth.
These tips will help you maximize the impact your home makes on potential buyers. By working alongside a qualified and experienced Port Alberni Realtor, you can work together to achieve your selling goals and discover more tips for selling your beautiful home.