Here are three solid tips for getting your home ready for spring.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to all of the agents on the Gillies Team, both on the buying and selling sides. Today I’m meeting with buyer specialist Brennan Gouaux and listing specialist Mclaren Brady to hear about three different ways you can spruce up your home for the spring, whether you’re planning to sell or just need to check some home maintenance tasks off your list.

1. Enhance your curb appeal. If you’re planning to sell, first impressions are critical. Since the outside of your home is the first thing people will see as they pull up, you need to take steps to improve your exterior. Hire a landscaper to make your front lawn the best in the neighborhood, and add a pop of color by planting some flowers in your front yard. Be sure to take care of any bare patches on your lawn and trim your shrubs. Finally, scrub, caulk, and paint your front door to make the entryway more presentable.

 “Statistics show that a cleaner, more organized house will sell faster than a cluttered home.”

2. Declutter. Clearing your home of clutter will make the entire house feel bigger and increase its perceived value. Statistics also show that a cleaner, more organized house will sell faster than a cluttered home.

3. Make your home feel open. The proper amount of light can make your house feel open and modern, and can also enhance certain features that you may want to highlight. Open your blinds and let in as much natural light as possible, and change out old light fixtures to brighten up the smaller spaces in your home. You could also call our stagers, who will go room to room and give you a spreadsheet of recommended actions to prepare your home.

If you have questions about getting your home ready for the spring or anything else to do with real estate, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you.