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Prepare for the spring selling season

Spring is a great time to list your property for sale as people tend to make their way out of the hibernation of the winter months. It is a great chance to get your property in front of interested buyers and can be the difference in the number of weeks that the property is on the market.

Some strategies that you might like to use to prepare your property for the spring selling season.

Declutter and style

Cleaning out the clutter before listing the property on the market is an opportunity to tidy up before listing and has the added benefit of reducing the number of belongings that you would need to take with you when you move. 

Styling your current furnishings or bringing in professionally styled furniture and accessories can help the property appeal to potential buyers with a fresh and professionally lived-in look.

Spring clean out the winter months

Over the winter months, homes will largely be closed with minimum airflow and heaters running to keep the warmth on the property. This can lead to dampness, dust and mould build-up in some cases. 

Before listing the property for sale, it is a great time to open the property to fresh air and have it professionally spring cleaned from top to bottom including all fixtures, fittings, windows and blinds and floors and carpets. 

Don’t forget to look at the landscaping of the lawns, gardens and any pool areas that can sometimes be forgotten during the cooler months.

Essential maintenance items

With the wetter and cooler months potentially behind you, now is as good a time as any to look at the maintenance and repair items that need attention and may have been put off during winter.

Make a list of the must-do items needed for sale and those that are wish list items and ensure that you are working through the essential items prior to listing the property for sale. It is a good time to complete these as inaction may result in negotiations on the final sale price.