Prep Your Southeastern CT Homes to Sell This Year

house-sale-white-sign-home-real-estate-22483566What better way to celebrate the first day of spring than to prep your homes in Southeastern CT to sell? There will be a large number of Connecticut homebuyers flocking to the local real estate market this season and making your home stand out will put you ahead of the game. There are a few steps you can take— those that don’t cost the homebuyer much money— that can really ramp up not only your curb appeal, but the overall feel of your home. Take the following into account this spring if you’re planning to sell and make it a weekend project to upgrade your homes in Mystic, Niantic, Old Saybrook, East Lyme.

Go Neutral
In Southeastern CT luxury real estate, being neutral makes a big difference. Not in terms of homeowner stances, but in terms of paint colors! It doesn’t take much to give your walls a fresh coat of paint to help them look new again, but it can really peak the interest of a homebuyer. “It’s important that all of the walls look uniform and neutral in color,” says MSN Real Estate. “Buying a can or two of the same color of paint will allow you to do this and patch up any spaces where there might be splotches or stains.”

Upgrade the Kitchen
A complete kitchen overhaul may not be on your to-do list this spring, but updating kitchen cabinet hardware and appliances can have the same effect. Homebuyers in CT are looking for homes with updates like new cabinets and stainless appliances. You can focus on these smaller aspects of a kitchen renovation and reap the benefits simply by painting cabinetry and replacing knobs. Homebuyers will recognize the fresh, new feel and overlook that the kitchen is not a total re-do.

Curb Appeal, Plus the Yard
With more homebuyers beginning their search for homes in Southeastern CT online, it’s important that the exterior of your home be in the best shape possible. Your landscaping does not have to be the “Garden of Eden,” as MSN Real Estate says, but it should complement your home. “Make sure the grass is cut with a lawn mower and remove any weeds,” the industry website says. “If there are patches of dirt or areas without grass, consider planting flower beds or bushes.” Homebuyers will notice these areas especially during the spring season, so be prepared.

Make a Statement
Again with the curb appeal updates— pay attention to the front door! This sets the whole scene for the interior of your waterfront or oceanfront homes, so make it a good one. Give the door a fresh coat of paint, replace hardware, and be sure the glass is clear and complete. If you see any dents or scratches that paint cannot cover, it may be time to replace the door entirely.

Spring Clean
When everything has a home and a place inside your homes in Mystic, Niantic, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, homebuyers will feel better when they enter the spaces. Take the time this weekend to spring clean everything from your closet to your garage, tossing out the old and making room for the new. Remember, homebuyers will be touring your home and clutter will stand out. Don’t wait until you sell your home to start cleaning— be proactive and homebuyers this spring will notice.

Ready to sell your home this spring, taking advantage of this exciting time in the market? It’s also an exciting time for homebuyers— looking for a new home? Contact The Sullivan Group today to chat about how we can make your homeowner dreams come true, helping you live the good life in Southeastern Connecticut!

Barbara Sullivan
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