Sell Your Quad Cities Home with These Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips
Here at The Bassford Team, let us be the first in line to congratulate you on your bold and exciting decision to sell your QC home! But before you pack up your boxes and place your property on the Quad Cities real estate market, there are a few quick & easy spring cleaning projects that you (the current homeowner) can tackle to help your listing shine brightly like the gem you know it is.
To make sure potential QC homebuyers put your house at the top of their “must-see” lists, first take a bit of stock in what you currently have around your house. Identify problem areas such as attics, basements, closets, and garages that have been stuffed to the brim for years and filled with items you haven’t seen (or used) in ages. Try to sort through and declutter those parts of your home first. As tedious of a task as this may be, it is also a very important one. Potential homebuyers need to be able to envision how their lives would look in that living space if they decide to purchase the property. If you haven’t taken the time or invested the resources to clean up all the basic clutter around your house, it could greatly reduce the number of offers made on your home. Plus, it will be a great stress reliever knowing you won’t have to deal with hauling a bunch of extra unnecessary boxes to your new abode.
One of the most frequently overlooked aspects of selling a home is just how important landscaping and yard work can be in creating the type of dazzling curb appeal that could make HGTV jealous. Depending on the season in which you’re trying to sell your Quad Cities home, you’ll need to ensure that potential buyers have easy access to sidewalks, driveways, or any other path on the property. This means trimming away overgrown flower beds, tree branches, and bushes, and removing any debris or obstacles that could cause an injury like wet leaves on the pavement or concrete. Additionally, if you’re trying to sell your home during the winter months, you’ll need to make sure that everything is salted, scraped, and shoveled on a regular basis. And of course, if you are a pet owner, be sure to dispose of any presents that puppy may have left behind in the backyard.
For additional information about selling your home in the Quad Cities or any of the surrounding communities, please contact The Bassford Team today at (309) 292-3681 to schedule an appointment with one of our real estate specialists.