Preparing for the Spring Market

Clear the clutter and clear the room

Show your prospective buyers a home they can imagine themselves occupying. Clear out any clutter that distracts from your home’s best aspects. Be sure to clear the house of your personal belongings. This way, the buyer can imagine their lives in the home instead of yours.

Focus on minor improvements

If you’re just now putting your home on the market, avoid tackling any major renovations. Small changes that amplify your home’s current assets increase its value more than hurried construction projects. Let the light in, replace your light bulbs, and open those blinds! If your exterior is looking dry after winter, power wash it. Add pops of color throughout the home: greenery at the front entrance, lemons in the kitchen, or flowers in some of the bedrooms.

Get creative on your home’s selling points

Do some research. Find what makes your home stand out from the rest. If you have a hard time identifying selling points, create some! For example, if all of the garages on your street are the same size, clean yours out and add some overhead storage options, shelving, and pegboards. This way, potential buyers see it as a useable space other rather than a space where clutter builds up over time. Where there is empty space, don’t be afraid to stage it. Purchase chic office furniture and turn it into an office or buy a few play sets and make it into a children’s playroom.

If you have any questions about this article please do not hesitate to reach out to Brian Scates at Scates Real Estate at 612-877-2100 or

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