Spring Maintenance Checklist for Sellers

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Sellers

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Sellers

By Mark Spain Real Estate

By the time spring rolls around, the first thing on many homeowners’ minds is to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. However, before you go out and bask in spring’s beauty, it’s important to buckle down and take care of your home’s spring maintenance – especially if you’re planning to put your house on the market

Seasonal maintenance is necessary for homeowners looking to sell their properties this spring. At Mark Spain Real Estate, our experts recommend following a home maintenance checklist to ensure your home can compete with other listings during peak selling season. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our top spring maintenance tips for home sellers. 

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Sellers

Do Some Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning should be at the top of your maintenance checklist. This will involve scrubbing every nook and cranny of your home until it shines and a lot of reorganizing. Spring cleaning should always be an item on your spring maintenance checklist. Before you deep clean, you’ll want to rid your home of as much clutter as possible, from cleaning out closets to kitchen cupboards. Doing so will create a clean slate to get the rest of your home in peak condition for the market. 

Conduct Exterior Repairs and Upgrades 

Curb appeal is at its prime during the spring, and you shouldn’t let yours go to waste! With ample sunshine and blooming flora, spring is an opportune time to boost your curb appeal and improve your home’s exterior. We recommend doing an overview of your home’s external structures, including the roof, gutters and downspouts, garage doors, window and door seals, etc. Depending on your area, you might see signs of winter damage that need fixing. You’ll want to tend to these repairs yourself or with help from a professional before your home’s market debut. Otherwise, buyers might be concerned about your home’s structural condition and forgo extending an offer. 

Get an HVAC Tune-Up

As temperatures warm up, the last thing you want is a broken air conditioning system. Not only will this give you a serious case of the sweats, but also an expensive repair bill! For the sake of your household comfort and your listing, schedule a professional HVAC tune-up before spring hits its peak. Doing so will ensure your system meets industry standards for yourself and your future buyers. 

Touch Up Landscaping

Next on your spring maintenance checklist is to touch up your landscaping. For sellers with green thumbs, this may be fun to check off your to-do list! However, if you’re not savvy in yard maintenance, you can always hire a professional to do the job. Touching up landscaping is important for your spring maintenance round up. The bare minimum would be to get your lawn in good shape and clean up your walkways and driveways. But if you’re feeling up for more, we recommend planting some flowers, installing water features, and maybe doing outdoor home staging to make your home pop! 

Refresh Decor 

In the spirit of spring cleaning, why not take this opportunity to give your decor a little refresh? Whether that be giving your kitchen a fresh new paint job or adding colorful accents to your living room, spring is the perfect time to revitalize your interior design and brighten your space. Consider incorporating this to-do in your home staging process. If you’re working with a professional home stager, consult them about ways to give your home a seasonal refresh before it hits the market. You’d be surprised how even the smallest changes could change a buyer’s attitude towards your space! 

Sell a Home with Mark Spain Real Estate

Are you selling a home this spring? The industry professionals at Mark Spain Real Estate will help you start your next chapter! With decades of valuable real estate experience, our team offers exclusive insight into some of the most prominent markets in the southeast, including Atlanta, Raleigh, and more. When you work with us, expect unparalleled customer satisfaction! 

Or, if you want to skip the listing process altogether, check out our Guaranteed Offer Program! Our guaranteed offer participants receive the most competitive all-cash offers in the industry and close in as little as 21 days. Contact our agents today to learn more about our Guaranteed Offer Program and sell your home hassle-free!

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