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Selling Your Home This Spring?


Selling Your Home This Spring?

Think Like a Buyer!

Follow these six tips to make your home stand out.

It is a well-known fact that clean homes sell quicker and for a higher price. When getting your home ready to sell, there are six quick fixes to make your home stand out. Spring is the busiest season for home buyers and sellers, so now is the time to jump on these projects that will have the biggest impact on your home’s presentation and cleanliness. They want to be able to envision themselves living there.

Clean the Clutter

First impressions are everything. So, what do you want the buyers to see when they first open your door? Remove everything possible from the path of walking through the home. You do not want to detract from the character of your home. Clear kitchen counters of knickknacks and equipment. Closets should be cleaned and thinned out in an effort to showcase space and size. Bedrooms should be made up, and nightstands cleared of scattered items. Less is more and makes the home feel bigger.

2033 S IH 45, Ferris, TX 75125 – Listed for $3,995,000

Paint It Light

Painting is the least expensive option for a return on investment. The kitchen and primary bath carry the highest return, so paint the cabinets white or neutral color to make the home soft, inviting, and timeless. See it through the eyes of the buyer, and these upgrades will have a large impact on the look of your home. Replace hardware and faucets for a more up-to-date look.

6207 Lakehurst Drive, Dallas, TX 75230 – Listed for $2,895,000

Radiate Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of your home is everything, as a buyer will decide within seconds whether your home is appealing to them. Be sure the frost-bitten shrubs are replaced, and bushes and trees trimmed. Flowers are a must, and make sure to add a pop of color that draws the eye to them. I always suggest adding a bench and flower pots to the front porch. This also helps with photos.

University Park – Listing Coming Soon

Remove Personal Effects

When the potential buyers walk into a home, they want to feel as though they can make it their own. If there are family pictures everywhere, it feels like someone else’s home, and thus makes it difficult for them to imagine living there. Personal effects should be removed wherever possible, which includes trophies, artwork on the refrigerator, and collections of any sort. There is nothing worse than having a home filled with personal effects of the homeowners, and the buyers not being able to see the home’s potential.

4610 Steel Street, Dallas, TX 75219 – Lease Listed for $4,200/month

Light is Everything

Everyone loves big windows and natural light. The first thing I tell everyone about this is to have your windows washed inside and out. It is amazing how much more light can filter in when you have clean windows. And it says to the buyers that you keep your home clean and maintain it. Lightbulbs make a major difference in indoor light, so I always suggest replacing old incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. I prefer the lower color quality of light or a Kelvin (K) with a bulb in the 2,700-3,000K range. It will change the entire house.

4135 Buena Vista Street, Dallas, TX 75204 – Lease Listed for $3,750/month

Pay Attention to the Floors

Buyers always, always look at the floors. If there are cracked tiles everywhere, or dog hair piling up in the corners of the hardwoods, have them cleaned and repaired. This includes carpeting. If it is threadbare and stained, it may be time to replace it or at least have it professionally cleaned. Special products such as Bona will rejuvenate wood floors, and recaulking shower floors can make a world of difference.

State & Allen – Lease Coming Soon

Presenting your home for sale in the best possible light will bring you the highest price, as well as sell faster. Try to make it as easy as possible for the potential buyers to see your property as their future home. Your listing agent will be able to tell you exactly what they recommend to help bring out the potential in your home.

There is never a bad time to sell your home and if you’re ready for a consultation about listing your property, please let me know. I am here to help!


Alison JensenMarch 9, 2023