If you are thinking about selling your home and are wondering when it’s the best time to do so, it depends on where you live in the country. There are specific times of the year to put your home in the market if you want to have good results.
An article by Zillow puts the month of May as the best time to put your home in the market. But, other articles, put April as the best time for the Northeast part of the country to list the home. Regardless of what research tells you, you will list your home when you are ready and are comfortable dealing with everything that comes from putting a home for sale.
If you are thinking about selling a home and are wondering about the best home improvements or steps to take to get the best price, here is a list:
- Staging – Believe it or not, this is an industry that has many companies making a great living out of staging homes to sell. A realtor can also give you great advice about your home if you want to go that route, and they can give you some advice about what you need to do to make it a better sell.
- Home improvements that you can do yourself are the best way to get the best return on your investment. Painting the rooms of your house yourself can save a few hundred dollars that can be recouped when the sale is closed. Decluttering the home can be a great selling point that you and your family can do by yourselves.
- Fixing up your kitchen or the bathroom of the home can be expensive, but remember you do not have to replace everything to make it look nice. Painting the walls of the bathroom or kitchen can make your rooms look new, without going to the extra expense. If you can replace old appliances, and a new faucet in the bathroom, go ahead, those are expenses that you can recoup at the end of the sale.
- Curb Appeal – Dead plants, overgrown bushes, and branches falling are some of the curb appeals prospective homeowners do not want to see. A nice spring garden can be a very welcoming sight for many people. Clean up all dead leaves and branches from the year before to make sure the flower beds are nice and clean.
- Basement Waterproofing – even if you have a beautiful kitchen, painted bathroom with new faucets and a spotless yard when prospective homeowners go to check the basement and find water, the deal can be off right then and there. Basement waterproofing is not very attractive for many homeowners, and the expense can be too much for them. But, if you are considering putting the home for sale, waterproofing the basement of your home can be the difference between selling the home or not. Water running through the basement will send potential buyers running for the door.