With the clock ticking and the competitive spring market quickly approaching, homeowners planning to sell this year should begin taking the necessary steps towards listing their homes.

Here are 4 things you can do now to put yourself on track for a successful spring sale.

Start Packing

The sooner you get started on de-cluttering and packing away your personal possessions, the better. Firstly, it will give you that extra boost of  motivation and help you detach emotionally from the space.

Prepare for repairs or renovations

If you’re selling an older home, you might want to fix up your home a little before opening it up to potential buyers. Make sure you look into which renovations are actually worth it before you invest in major work. Affordable and effective fixes that go a long way include repainting the walls and kitchen cabinets, caulking the bathroom tiles, and changing the shower curtains. Curb appeal is also crucial if you’re selling a single family home or duplex.

Interview Brokers

Your choice of a listing agent will make a world of difference in how quickly your home sells and how much of a profit you’ll make. Choose someone who has experience in your particular neighbourhood. Don’t just choose the candidate who tells you they can sell for the highest price; choose a broker who can present you with a detailed marketing plan both online and offline.

Know your Numbers

Work with your broker to find a fair market price, based on comparable in the area and the characteristics of your home. Pricing your home right is key to a successful home sale.

4 WAYS SELLERS CAN PREPARE FOR THE SPRING MARKET

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