5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Market

Spring is in the air and if you are considering listing your home for the spring market, you may want to spruce up your home’s appearance with some of these quick and simple suggestions.

#1. Curb Appeal

Never underestimate the power of first appearances. Wow your potential buyers from the moment they arrive with nice flowers, landscaping, and fresh mulch.

For those on Cape Cod: Joyce Landscaping, Hyannis Country Garden, Scenic Roots Garden Center and Pine Tree Nursery are all great options.

On the South Coast, try Olson’s Garden Center in Wareham or Avant Gardens in Dartmouth

In the city, consider Urban Garden Boston and Bonny’s Garden Center in Cambridge

And Mahoney’s Garden Centers are in 7 locations in Massachusetts.

#2. Declutter

Your child’s 3rd grade soccer award doesn’t need to take up prime space on your mantle. Get rid of all personal items and de-clutter as much as possible. This is a prime opportunity to throw away or donate clothing and items you no longer need. The more potential owners can envision the space as their own, the more potential for getting a better offer!

If you are looking to donate items, consider these organizations:
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod | Harwich 
Habitat For Humanity ReStore  | West Yarmouth
The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center | Wareham
Somerville Homeless Coalition | Somerville
Solutions at Work | Cambridge 

#3. Fresh Paint

A fresh coast of paint can not only brighten up your home, but also increase its value. Consider a light neutrals for interiors to appeal to a wider audience of potential buyers. Better Homes and Gardens reviews the best colors that could add value to your home.

#4. Wash your Windows

Washing your windows is essential for letting more light in and creating a perfect view for would-be buyers. The most beautiful water views can be ruined by smudgy or dirty windows. Bob Vila says even the most experienced spring cleaner could benefit from a refresher course on how to clean windows.

#5. Get your home smelling Spring-Fresh

The fragrance of spring flowers shouldn’t stop at the door. Scent can be transferred inside via air fresheners, candles, fragrance sticks and more. Some commonly-used scents include vanilla, lemon, jasmine, pine and apples. Home Made Simple features dozens of tips of how to make your whole home smell good.




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