Albany Real Estate Benefits from Spring Staging
April showers bring May flowers – as well as plenty of potential homebuyers! Spring is the optimum time to sell your Albany home, since the largest number of buyers are actively searching for a new home in the Albany area during March, April, May and June. To improve your odds and make your home stand out, check out these home staging tips for spring.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
We’re talking about putting some real elbow grease into it. Wash windows inside and out, and polish mirrors to reflect the sunlight. Clean drapes, curtains and blinds. Get your carpets professionally cleaned, consider having hardwood floors refinished to a high-gloss, and bleach dull grout. Cluttered closets lead buyers to assume the home lacks sufficient storage, so box up your bulky winter wardrobe and re-organize your closets.
Spruce Up Your Yard
In addition to spring cleaning the interior of your home, it’s important to get a jump on your yardwork. Rake out dead leaves and winter debris, trim the hedges and invest in frost-resistant plants. Yellow flowers are believed to stimulate buying and induce feelings of happiness, so consider potted tulips and daffodils that can be brought inside if there’s a late frost.
Brighten Your Entryway
Is your welcome mat covered with winter’s dirt? Replace it with a new one and arrange potted plants in odd number groupings near the entrance. Spring weather is often unpredictable, especially for homes in Albany, Latham and the rest of the Capital District, so prepare your entryway for inclement weather. Add an umbrella stand for visiting buyers, and an inside mat for wiping their feet. They’ll appreciate the extra effort.
Add Spring Colors & Scents
Whether you’re home staging for spring or any other time of year, it’s helpful to use colors and scents associated with the season. After a long winter, we are all eager for the first signs of spring! Exchange heavy winter comforters for crisp, bright linens and floral fabrics. Add accent pillows, throws and guest towels in the hues of spring. If you don’t have access to fresh-cut, fragrant flowers and plants, use candles, infusers or incense to bring spring’s aroma indoors.
Interested in Selling Your Albany Home this Spring?
If you’re home has been sitting on the market all winter, you might want to consider taking it down for a few weeks. It can be a deterrent if buyers see your home has been on the market for several months. Especially in the spring, buyers are looking for fresh, new listings.
In the market for a listing agent? Contact the Albany real estate experts at CM Fox Real Estate. We have over 50 real estate agents serving Albany, Guilderland, Latham, Colonie and the entire Capital Region of New York. Call (518) 861-7030 or contact us today.