It may not feel like it just yet, but spring will be here before we know it! And while home buyers are indeed scouring the market for the perfect home year-round these days, traffic tends to pick up significantly in the spring months.
What does that mean for you as a home seller in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Northern Virginia, and the surrounding areas? It means your property must be in tip-top shape to outshine the others on the market and as your local real estate experts, we have included a few tasks below to help it do just that!
Be sure to complete the following tasks before listing your DC Metro home:
Clean the gutters
Once the warm temperatures begin to set in, we’re all eager to get outside again— but you’re probably not in a hurry to venture up to the roof. Don’t forget to take stock of your gutters, giving them a good cleaning before the spring is in full swing. If left unattended, gutters can begin to overflow and wreak havoc on your foundation or the interior of your home via water damage.
Wash the windows
Not only do clean windows allow for more light to enter your Metro DC home, but they give the impression that your home is tidy and well cared for. No matter what time of year you list your Washington DC area home, be sure to give your windows a thorough washing!
Remove yard debris
Especially before having listing photos taken of your home, you’ll want to make sure your home’s curb appeal is on point. Yard debris in the form of tree limbs, twigs, and dead landscaping can really bring down the property’s image for buyers. Take the time to clean up your yard—as well as clear walkways—and ensure it gives off a welcoming aura to buyers.
Store your winter tools
Before you invite buyers into your Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or Northern Virginia home, it is essential to store your winter tools, including shovels and rakes. Not only do these items give the feeling of clutter to your outdoor space, but it suggests to the buyers that the rest of the property is not organized and maintained.
Repair animal damage
During the colder months, it is not uncommon for outside critters to find a way in! Raccoons, birds, bats, mice, squirrels, you name it— they can easily take up residence in damaged siding, under the roofline, and in holes around your foundation. If you spot these damaged areas, it is key to repair them as soon as possible before buyers point them out themselves!
If you’re thinking about selling your home in the DC Metro this spring, give The Estridge Group a call today! We are here to guide you through the entire process, starting with preparing your property for sale!
We look forward to hearing from you!