If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market next spring, there are several things that you can start doing now to ensure that it’s in the best possible condition when you decide to list.
- Invest in a healthy lawn. Fall is the time to start working on your lawn if you want a lush, healthy one next year. For a stand out lawn in the spring, consider aerating, seeding, fertilizing, and mulching your existing one now.
- Start making minor repairs. If you have minor repairs that you’ve been putting off, now is time to start working on them. Little things tend to be easier to tackle if you spread them out, so start making your repairs now so that you don’t have to scramble and do them right before you put your home on the market.
- Save for the major repairs. If you know that there’s a major underlying problem that you’ll need to address, start putting money away so that you can have it repaired before you list your home. A recent update/upgrade can also be a selling point for a buyer, so keep track of everything you replace.
- Start downsizing. Downsizing is beneficial for two reasons. Less clutter means that your home will show better, which could lead to an offer from a buyer, and if you downsize now, it will make moving a little easier in the spring.
- Find a good REALTOR. Give yourself plenty of time to do your research and to find the best real estate agent for you.
Getting your home ready to list can seem like a daunting task, but if you start now, you’ll have plenty of time. Make a list of everything you need to do, decide on a timeline, and get to work.