Summer is just around the corner. That means the summer selling season is just about to begin! Late spring and early summer are the best times to put your home on the market. Not only that, but we continue to be in a seller’s market where competition to buy homes can be quite fierce. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean you should phone in your home sale. By taking the necessary steps to get your home ready for the market, you’ll help to ensure a speedy and profitable sale. Here’s what you need to know to get ready.

Get to know the market

The real estate market has been somewhat of a rollercoaster the last couple of years because of the pandemic. As a seller, you need to understand what’s happening in your area with home sales. When you’re preparing to sell, you should start by researching homes sales in your neighborhood. What are home prices like? How much are homes like yours selling for? What are the features that buyers seem to be looking for? How long does it take for a home to sell? Knowing what’s happening locally will make you feel more confident before you jump in.

Start packing up

Next up – it’s time to start packing. Once you’ve decided that you’re going to sell, it’s time to get the inside of your home ready. One of the best things you can do during this time is to rent a storage unit. You want to remove as many personal items from your home as possible so buyers can envision themselves in the space. So start boxing up those family photos, travel souvenirs, and other personal mementos. You can also begin packing up any items you won’t need before you sell, such as seasonal decorations and clothing. This will make it easier to stage your home in the coming days, and you’ll get a head start on packing for your move.

Complete repairs and upgrades

No home is perfect. But most buyers are looking for places that are move-in ready. So take a walk around your home and make a list of those repairs and maintenance tasks that you’ve put off. This could include things like burnt-out lightbulbs, a leaky faucet, small holes in the drywall, or a window that won’t open. Set aside time to complete these repairs before you put your home on the market. 

Turn your eye outside

Finally, if you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space, then you want to make it look inviting for your home sale. Curb appeal is a big part of what makes your home attractive to buyers, so you want to spruce it up. Get your yard cleaned up by trimming trees and bushes, weeding garden beds, and tackling debris. Consider power-washing sidewalks, decks, patios, and your home’s siding. Paint your front door an eye-catching color and place some potted flowers nearby. You don’t need to spend a fortune on your curb appeal to have it make a big difference.

Contact Keller New York today!

If you’re ready to sell your New York home, then contact the Keller New York Bronx office at 718-697-6800 or the Eastchester – Scarsdale office at 914-713-3270 today. Our team of experts is standing by to answer all your questions and to help you have a successful home sale!