How to Get Your Southeastern CT Homes Ready for Spring

spring-tulip-flowers-close-up-18280939Spring is in the air— almost! This time of year, many homebuyers and sellers in the Southeastern CT area are preparing to get a jump on the local real estate market in the coming weeks. Now, more than ever, homebuyers and sellers are noticing the benefits of luxury real estate in Southeastern CT and are confident in the state of the market. So how do you make sure your home is ready to sell this spring? With the following tips, home sellers can be certain their property is prepared for the influx of homebuyers into Southeastern Connecticut real estate this season.

Deep Cleaning
Think spring cleaning and take to the carpets in your homes in Mystic, Niantic, Old Saybrook, East Lyme this season. Especially if you have pets, deep cleaning the carpets is essential for eliminating any odors that may be present. You can work with a professional carpet cleaning company to deep clean the carpets or even rent a machine yourself and make it a weekend project.

Make Necessary Repairs
Do you have a leaking faucet? An outdated light fixture? Now is the time to fix the small repairs around your CT homes. “When buyers see something small that’s broken, they immediately start to think about other things they can’t see that might be broken as well,” suggested AOL Real Estate. When the small repairs have been tended to, it gives the homebuyers a great impression and doesn’t suggest the home may have larger problems than a simple drip coming from the faucet.

Exterior Cleaning
After a long, harsh winter, snow and ice can take a toll on the exterior of your home. When the weather warms up, a pressure washer can remove dirt and grime and spruce up the property for springtime. You might also like to pressure wash walkways outside of your home to remove any signs of winter weather, salt, and discoloration from the past few months.

Paint for the Buyer
Not only should you give walls a fresh coat of paint to cater to Southeastern CT homebuyer tastes, but you should remove any bold paint choices as well. Buyers are more likely to envision themselves in your home if the walls are painted a neutral color. Remove all wall hangings, fill in any holes, and paint over scuff marks that you may not have caught otherwise. Remember— you might like that bold shade of red on the walls, but a homebuyer may not. Avoid turning away homebuyers with paint choices and reach for natural hues.

Out with the Old
Spring is the perfect time to send out old furniture as well as anything damaged. That broken outdoor light fixture may be on your mind to replace, but unless you replace it, homebuyers may see this as a reason to bypass or write off your property. Take a few moments to walk around your waterfront and oceanfront homes  in Connecticut and make notes of what should be replaced or discarded. Not only does this help boost curb appeal, but it also presents a great impression in photos to homebuyers who are most likely starting their search online.

Ready to make a move this spring? Contact The Sullivan Group to help you start your search for homes for sale in communities like Mystic, Niantic, Old Saybrook, East Lyme or even prepare your home for sale this season!

Barbara Sullivan
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