Thinking about selling your home in 2016? This is the perfect time to begin your prep, with the added benefit that you'll get to enjoy the fruits of your labor up until you move.
This list includes a number of great ideas, including planting now to improve curb appeal. October is a great time to put in bulbs and amp up your landscaping before the ground freezes. And first impressions are vital. Besides thoughtfully adding flowers and shrubs (remember, the intention is to frame your home and welcome people in, not to create a barrier of overgrown greenery!), take a hard look at your front door, storm door and mailbox. Do they need some refreshing or updating? Will paint do the trick, or should they be replaced? And tasteful seasonal decorations also draw visitors to your home.
And attics, basements, and garages always take longer to clear out than you think they will, so get a head start on organizing, discarding and donating -- besides creating more space in your home (and possibly discovering where you hid those holiday gifts from last year that you never found!), you'll save time and money when you're preparing for your own move.
Finally, give us a call! We offer a complimentary market analysis, including a personal review of your property, specific updating and staging recommendations, and referrals to the best local contractors to help you get it all done.