Spring is one of the busiest times in the real estate biz. The weather warms up. Families search for new homes so that they can get settled into their new place during the summer break. You want to put your home on the market soon. With the beginning of spring less than a month away, you need to start preparing for your Tulsa home sale. Here are a few tips to help you get ready now.
Preparing for Your Tulsa Home Sale
Pack Up the Extras
For your first step in preparing for your Tulsa home sale, you need to clear the clutter. Anything you don’t use on a daily or even weekly basis needs to be packed up or given away. Now’s the perfect time to get rid of old clothes that you or your children have outgrown. The same thing goes for toys, old furniture, extra housewares…anything that just takes up space and isn’t utilized. Seasonal items like Christmas decorations and Thanksgiving china can be packed up and put in a rented storage unit. Does someone collect dolls? Pack them up. Do you have tons of personal photos displayed around the house? Pack them up, too. Save one or two of your nicest tchotchkes to display but pack up the rest.
Clean, Clean & Clean Some More
After you packed up all the extras, prepare for your Tulsa home sale by cleaning everything. And I mean everything. Pay particular attention to the windows. Dirty windows dull the natural light that shines through. This creates a darker tinge to the room. And nobody wants that. Besides, if you do a deep cleaning now, it’s much easier to quickly touch them up each week and just before buyers drop by for a viewing. Don’t forget the baseboards, moldings, walls, cabinets, backsplash, floors, and appliances. Buyers look everywhere when they tour your home.
Fix What’s Broken
Next, walk around your Tulsa home. Look at it with “buyer’s eyes”. That broken screen may not bug you. But, it could cause concern to a buyer. Scuff marks, a broken doorbell, missing knobs on the cabinets, loose carpet. You learned to live with these. Buyers worry that bigger issues lie beneath the surface when an owner neglects regular maintenance.
Finally, while you walk around your home, check out its curb appeal. Has winter destroyed your bushes and terrorized your lawn? Perhaps, it’s time to seed it. Prune your bushes. Add fresh mulch to the flower bed. Maybe plant some new flowers when it’s warm enough. And buy a new welcome mat for the front door. It keeps dirt from being tracked into your Tulsa home while also creating a “homey” feeling for the buyer to come inside.
Contact us when you’re ready to put your Tulsa home on the market. We’re available all year round.