Selling your home this Spring? January’s “to-do” list…

As we all tend to hibernate in January, the next several weekends are great for indoor home projects. Remove wallpaper, declutter, replace switch plates, hardware, etc is time well spent… see full list.

When I meet with homeowners in January to discuss selling their home in the Spring, I always tell them that they need to start preparing their home now.  With January typically being a cold and dreary month, it is a great time to focus on the inside of the home. If you live Inside the Beltline or in an older home in Raleigh, focus on repairing plaster walls, repairing water stains, and any other cosmetic repairs that have accumulated over the years.  Regardless of the age of your home, here are a few tips to get your home ready for sale in Raleigh.  But, don’t stop here…

  • Remove unnecessary furniture that make the room feel smaller
  • Remove personal photographs from tables and walls
  • Rearrange closets in an orderly manner
  • Patch holes in walls, clean walls and paint rooms that are not neutral colors
  • Remove wallpaper
  • Replace kitchen and cabinet hardware
  • Replace switch and outlet plates
  • Caulk molding
  • Replace light fixtures and ceiling fans

Homes that are properly prepared for the market tend to sell quicker and for more money.  Many items can be addressed on a small budget.  However, you may need to spend a little bit more to give the home the facelift that buyers expect in this market.

To get more ideas, this is a great article to read.  Go to How Can I Prepare my Home for Sale on a Budget?

Wilson Crow, Realtor has over ten years of real estate experience in Raleigh, NC. He specializes in helping home buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in the “Inside the Beltline” area and greater Raleigh area.  Feel free to call (919) 810-8665 to speak with him directly