Selling a Home April 16, 2018

6 Reasonable Upgrades to Make in the Spring Market

Originally published Apr 16, 2018

It’s easy to see why real estate sales improve in the spring. Homes simply look better when the landscaping looks fresh and the grass turns green. The extended hours of daylight afford more opportunities for buyers to view homes later in the afternoons and evenings after work. You, as a seller, have the opportunity to take advantage of the spring season by making some relatively inexpensive improvements that help your home give a great first impression. Studies show that many home buyers make up their mind about a home within the first minute. Their opinion can be formed by the first things they see when they drive up to the home, from the driveway to the front door itself.  


We’ve listed a few of our favorite upgrades that can add value at a reasonable cost:

  1. Green lawn – feed and water your yard regularly to keep it looking healthy.


2. Freshen up the mulch in the flower beds.


3. Add potted flowers by the front door.


4. Clean or paint the front door and trim. Consider adding a seasonal wreath.


5. Power wash the house, sidewalk, and driveway. Clean the roof if needed.


6. Wash the windows.


For more information on preparing your home for the spring market, talk with your ERA Realtor, or call our front desk for a free copy of our “Staged to Sell” booklet. Part of our job is to help your home be the one that buyers can envision themselves living in!