Experts expect pent-up demand for Springfield, MO real estate this spring. Traditionally, spring is the hottest time of the year to sell. Many home sellers in Springfield want to sell as school is winding down for the year.
According to a piece by bankrate.com, the last few years have been livelier because home buyers want to act before mortgage rates go up. Also, home prices are continuing to go up as homes appreciate in value in the warm housing market. With a new Republican president in the White House, most real estate agents expect a positive impact on the spring housing market. To sell your home this spring in Springfield, consider these 5 tips for success.
Giving a good 60-second impression
Experts say most home buyers make up their mind within the first 60 seconds of touring your home. Of course in 60 seconds they might not even make it past the front door. That’s why curb appeal is so important. Make sure to sweep the front patio and sidewalk, trim bushes and put out spring flowers in the front flower beds. Paint the front door or clean it as well as remove any mildew on the mailbox.
Paring down your possessions
If you packed your closets with clothes and shoes, consider putting some items in storage or keeping them in labeled boxes neatly in the garage. Most potential buyers know the current owners are in the midst of packing when they list a home. Now is a great time to give away items to charity.
Getting started with repairs
You do not need to wait until after the official inspection or home appraisal to get basic repairs completed around your Springfield home. Experts suggest hiring an electrician and plumber to maintain the home. Check with a local heating and cooling company to make sure your A/C system is also in good working order for the new home owners.
Knowing the price is right
Talk to a Springfield, MO, real estate agent about setting your home at the right price. If your Springfield real estate sits on the market for 90 to 120 days or longer, the home loses its appeal to buyers who think there is something flawed about the home.
Hiring a reliable real estate agent
According to bankrate.com, another great tip to sell your home in the spring is to rely on a real estate agent who is a magician when it comes to marketing. From virtual tours to professional photographs, use every marketing tool out there to showcase your real estate in Springfield.