Although we are still in the heart of winter, if you’re thinking of selling your home you’ll want a jump on the competition with some spring staging tips.
Soon, the warmth will abound, the days will become longer, the flowers and trees will bloom and the skies will blue with the bright light on all of Long Beach. That’s why NOW is the best time to start getting things in order if you’re considering the possibility of selling.
In Southern California, the home selling season is longer than in other parts of the United States. In Long Beach, I feel any time of year is worthy, however, the months of March through November seem to be the most fruitful.
By following these simple tips for staging your home once spring has sprung will make your home the one listing that buyers won’t resist.
Do Your Spring Cleaning Before Spring Has Sprung
You may want to seriously consider getting your home in order now. If so, you may take part in an annual ritual a bit early – Spring Cleaning. Getting a jump on it now will put you ahead of the game when it comes time to sell your home.
Consider renting a pressure washer to rid your front steps and driveway of the leftover dirt, mud and debris left by the winter. Also, clean out the gutters and give the floors and bathrooms a scrub. Take a look at your closets and be ready to move from Winter to Spring Clothes quickly. Think about how you will create the appearance of well-organized and spacious closet space throughout the home.
Freshen Up the Flowers and Bring Out The Color of the Season
Flowers bring out the best in every season. They can brighten up a dark space and bring life to all parts of your home. Bring out the best of your home with colorful tulips, lilies, and other flowers at the kitchen table. Smaller colorful arrangements throughout your home, a bouquet in the master bedroom and entryway and orchids in the bathrooms. These arrangements will make a huge difference in the way you (and eventually buyers) will see your home.
Bring in the Light by Opening Windows and Changing the Drapes
Added light to the increasing warmth of the air is the best sign of spring. That’s why preparing your windows and blinds to be opened and making sure they work correctly will save you time and future frustration.
Use Decorative Colors to Accentuate Light and Air
You can also take advantage of the vibrancy of spring by adding brighter colors to your kitchen, living room and dining room. You may also see about changing out the thicker, darker drapes for colorful lighter drapes.
Consider some new and inexpensive artwork for the walls that will heighten the color of your home and everything around it.
As we come closer to the “Selling Season”, think proactivity and start now with a list of spring staging tips and ideas. Take advantage of the time to make your home brighter and more attractive to those future potential buyers. Fill your home with light and color for the upcoming season. You’ll be glad you put in the extra thought and effort.
Dave Harbison has been a Real Estate Practitioner in Long Beach and surrounding communities for over 10 years. He regularly contributes to blogs, news outlets and other media, providing insight to home owners, buyers and sellers in the Long Beach, Seal Beach, Lakewood, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport, Cypress and Cerritos. Dave Harbison Long Beach REALTOR®Main Street Realtors (562)618-9770 firstname.lastname@example.orgDRE:#01475840 — Long Beach Realtor® / Real Estate Agent Long Beach Homes for Sale, Condos and Investment Properties