At Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors® in Bakersfield, we’re always excited for a new year and all the possibilities that it can bring. It may even make you think about starting a new adventure, and if that includes selling your home, then our team is here to help. Late winter and early spring can be slower months when it comes to selling a house, but if you’re in no hurry, then it can be the perfect time to put your home on the market!
Getting the House Ready to Sell
After the craziness of the holiday season and the busyness of the kids going back to school, your house might be a bit of a mess. Looking at each room, you might be wondering how you could ever get them clean enough to feel good about putting your house on the market and having people view it.
One approach is to hire a professional cleaning company to come in and dust, vacuum, and give each room a thorough cleaning. They’ll move furniture, clean the baseboards, and make each room look pristine. While it may cost more than doing it yourself, hiring professionals can save you hours of time that you can spend doing other things, such as looking at houses that you may want to buy once you sell your home!
Staging Your Home
Once the house has been cleaned from top to bottom, it’s time to think about how you want to present the property to potential buyers. While there may be fewer interested people in the spring than, say, in the summer or fall, you still want to make your home look appealing. This can be done by staging each room with the proper furniture, decor, and more.
You can handle the staging yourself, or you can work with your realtor on setting up each room to look its very best. It’s important to keep in mind that you want your house to appeal to a wide range of people, and those people want to be able to see themselves living in the house. This means that you’ll have to remove some of your personal belongings, such as photos on the wall, to make the house feel more like a “blank slate.”
Working With a Realtor®
We’ve written before about working with a Realtor® versus selling on your own, and as you’re considering selling your house this spring, it may seem easier to list the house yourself and handle the process alone. However, when it comes to setting up showings, making sure the paperwork is in order, and managing everything else involved with selling a property, it can be better to have a professional you can rely on every step of the way.
Working with a licensed Realtor® can help you sell your home quickly and for the price you want. You’re likely going to be buying a new home at the same time, and closing on that house could be contingent on selling your current home first. Our team can make sure that your home attracts the right buyer and that you don’t have any delays or obstacles along the way.
Contact Us Today
If you’re thinking about selling your home this spring, then contact our team in Bakersfield today. We have years of experience that we’ll put to use for you and your family, and we’ll answer any questions you have about selling your home, getting ready to put it on the market, and more. If you’re unsure about your timeline, then just give us a call and we can help you decide on the best time to sell your home this spring.