Spring and summer are the optimal seasons for selling a home. “This is due in no small part to pent-up buyer demand, warmer weather and more daylight hours to view houses,” said Jody Heffner, a top-producing agent at The Platinum Group, Realtors, who is celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary in real estate. “However, selling your home can be fraught with emotion, especially if you associate it with some of your cherished family memories. But if you want to be successful, you’ll need to detach.”
Heffner shares the following three tips to ensure a home stands out from others on the market and a quick sell:
No. 1: Enhance curb appeal. “Curb appeal is essential when selling a house,” said Heffner. “Sellers should always keep the lawn and bushes manicured and plant flowers, keeping in mind that yellow flowers stimulate buying urges and an unkempt exterior will encourage potential buyers to look elsewhere. First impressions count.”
No. 2: Make the interior sparkle. Sparkle sells, and prospective buyers will be enticed if the outside windows are clean and reflect the spring and summer sunshine. “This brings buyers inside,” added Heffner. “When showing your house, the interior needs to be immaculate. Remember, there isn’t a single buyer out there who will be turned on by pet odors or lingering cooking smells. Make sure to tackle any strong odors, and clean every nook and cranny. Buyers will be opening every closet and cabinet door, so you can’t hide anything.”
No. 3: Make needed repairs. “You need to tackle any repairs, such as a door handle that keeps falling off or a window that just won’t budge, before showing your home,” concluded Heffner. “If you’re not sure which repairs to do, walk through your house and imagine you are a buyer. What things would stick out to you as potential problems? You should also address any larger issues that may come to light during a home inspection, such as problems with the air conditioning or heating systems.”
About Jody Heffner, The Platinum Group, Realtors
Jody Heffner is a top-producing agent in Colorado Springs and throughout all of Eastern El Paso County. He strictly emphasizes “Quality Service with Honesty and Integrity” in all his business practices. The Platinum Group, Realtors, is ranked the No. 1 Independent Real Estate Firm in Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado. For more information, call Jody at (719) 495-6838, or visit http://www.teamheffner.com/.