Spring is the busiest home selling season. But even a strong market won’t help bring in buyers if a home isn’t staged to reflect the season. Staging always matters. Aside from the usual things that should be done before buyers tour a house adding some seasonal spring elements to your staging is important when it comes to making a great first impression on potential buyers. Here are a few spring staging tips that expert home stagers swear by for attracting the right kind of attention from spring Leduc home buyers:

Get Rid Of Seasonal Décor

Some people like to leave their holiday decorations up long after the holidays. While the owners might think it makes the house look festive it really makes it look tired and outdated to buyers. Spring is all about starting over and new beginnings and buyers want to envision themselves living in a new home. They can’t do that if the Christmas tree is still standing the corner, or there’s still a holiday wreath on the door, or if the Christmas lights never got taken down. Make sure that the owners remove or put into storage all holiday decorations and items so that the home looks fresh and new.

Hire A Cleaning Service

Leduc real estateA good basic cleaning might be fine at other times of the year, but potential buyers will except homes to sparkle from a fresh spring cleaning when they’re looking for a home in the spring. The best way to make sure the home is as clean as it can be is to hire a professional cleaning time. The cost is a great investment in attracting buyers. Professional cleaners will get all those hard to reach or easy to forget spots and the house will look and smell brand new again.

 

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Put Out Fresh Flowers

Nothing invokes the spirit of the spring-like fresh seasonal flowers. Put vases of tulips, daisies or other spring flowers in each room. The buyers who tour the home will get a great impression of the home when they see bright and cheerful fresh flowers in every room. Houseplants are another great item to use when staging a Leduc home to sell in the spring. The house should be brimming with new life and greenery to really capture the feeling of the season.

Get The Windows Cleaned

Spring home buyers will respond better to homes that seem light and airy. To make sure that the home is flooded with sunlight and looks bright and open replace the blinds and drapes and get a professional window cleaning crew to come and clean the inside and outside windows. A professional window cleaner can clean skylights, picture windows, and other special windows so that the house gets as much natural sunlight as possible flowing in. 

 

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Once the spring buying season begins home buyers will be inundated with Leduc home listings. After a while, all of those listings will start to look the same to them. If you want to catch the attention of spring home buyers you will have to make your listings stand out so that they really grab the attention of the buyers who are browsing for a new home. According to some of the top selling agents, these are the things that buyers will notice right away in a real estate listing:

Have A Great Photo

Edmonton home listingsWhen home buyers are looking through listing apps they are just skimming for houses that they find attractive. If the photo you’re using as a thumbnail or the main image on the listing isn’t a great one buyers won’t even open the page. The first photo should always be a well-lit shot of the front of the home. The house should look inviting and have great curb appeal. If the home doesn’t have great curb appeal then the first photo should be of one of the best features of the home. Maybe it’s a new kitchen or a spa-like bathroom. Whatever the best feature of the home is that should be your first photo if you don’t have a great photo of the front of the house.

Video Tours Are A Must

Today’s home buyers are sophisticated and used to modern technology. They want to see a video walkthrough of the home and the property before they decide they want to see the home in person. Adding video tours to your online and mobile listings is the best way to convince potential buyers that the home you’re listing could be great for them. Learn how to take good video tours and add them to your listings. It really is worth the effort.

Put The Important Information At The Top

Potential buyers will skim over the information in the listing looking for the important information. So put that information front and center at the top of the listing. Don’t get bogged down in words trying to pitch the house to them. Just give them the facts. Include the square footage, information about the nearest schools, and any selling points like a new roof, renovated kitchen, or bonus rooms. You can go into more detail further down in the listing. But if you want to get the buyer’s attention give them all the information they really want to know at the top of the listing. If they’re interested they will keep reading. If not, then they weren’t the right buyer for that home and burying that information lower in the listing won’t grab their attention anyway. 

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Spring selling season is just around the corner! What are you doing to get ready? If you haven’t started preparing for spring selling season you need to get started. During the holiday slow time is the best time to make sure that you have everything you need to hit the ground running once those spring listings start and spring homebuyers start contacting you. Here are the things you should be doing right now to get ready for the busy spring selling season:

Work On Your Listing Skills

Do you have a phone with a good camera or a professional quality camera to take great photos, create video tours, and film your listings? If not you need to get shopping. And once you have the right equipment you need to learn how to use it. Take that camera for a test drive and start practicing creating video home tours, video listings, and other multi-media listings. Those multi-media pitches are the things that are going to sell more houses this spring.

 

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Update Your Promotional Materials

When was the last time you ordered business cards? You need to make sure that you have plenty on hand for the busy spring season. And when was the last time you updated your cards? Make sure that they have your current phone number as well as all your social media handles and your website on them. If clients can’t reach you or don’t know where to look for your listings that will end up impacting your sales.

Stock Your Vehicle

Make sure that you have a cleaning kit, extra promotional materials, extra phone chargers and other equipment that you might need already packed up in your vehicle. It’s also a good idea to put some water and some snacks or protein bars in there too. When you’re running back and forth on a busy day of showings and open houses having plenty of water and healthy snacks will save you time and cut down on the chances that you will end up eating unhealthy drive through because you’re pressed for time. Plan ahead and stay organized if you want to make this the best selling season yet.

Update Your Computer

When you work in the real estate industry you have to have the best tech available. It will save you a lot of time and frustration. So if it’s been a few years since you bought yourself a new laptop or computer check the post-holiday sales and upgrade your computer now. That way you’ll have time to get familiar with it and learn how to use all the cool features it has before the season really gets going. Making listings, keeping in touch with clients, and doing other work will be a lot faster and easier if you have an updated computer to work on. 


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