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Are You Listing Your Home on the Most Popular Day of the Year?

If you’ve been considering the best time to sell your property, mark your calendar for Friday, March 31st. The most popular time to list a home is usually April 1st; however, Friday is the most popular day of the week, since home sellers have the whole weekend to attract interest (and a showing or two!) from potential buyers.

How to Ensure Your Home Stands Out

There are plenty of things you can do to make your home show-ready and striking from afar. After all, it’s important to stand out from the competition on the most popular listing day of the year! Since this important home selling deadline is quickly approaching, here are a few last-minute tips to help you keep your home looking impressive.

1. Welcome Buyers with Your Cheerful Décor

flowers in a vaseSince spring is a popular time for selling homes, many homeowners turn to spring home décor trends for home staging and curb appeal ideas. This year’s trends include soft textures, neutral colors like white and beige, and navy as an accent color.

Remember, you want to make sure that your home looks warm and inviting so that potential buyers can imagine themselves living in it.

2. Address Any Remaining Maintenance Issues

If you have been preparing to put your home on the market for some time, you’ve likely already tackled the most pressing issues; making major repairs is one of the first tasks for selling a home. Now, in the final days before you list your home, you should ensure that there are no outstanding issues that might leave a negative impression on buyers.

Home buyers prefer properties that need few—if any—repairs after move-in. To stand out from the competition when you list your home on March 31st, make sure that the major repairs as well as minor issues, such as leaky faucets and burnt-out lightbulbs, are taken care of.

3. Do a Final Deep Cleaning of Your Home

At this point in the pre-listing stage, your home is already fairly clean, decluttered, and ready for showings. Take a few moments each day to dust the furniture, sweep the floors, vacuum the carpets, and clean the windows to make the inside of your home sparkle.

To make your home truly stand out when you list it on March 31st, pay attention to the tiny details: light switch covers, door knobs, house numbers, outdoor lighting, and gutters, to name a few.

4. Create and Follow Your Plan for Home Showings

room staged for home showingsSince showings can happen anytime while your home is on the market, make a plan to keep your home free of clutter, bring your pets out of the house, and store valuables in a secure place.

It can be difficult for buyers to imagine themselves living in your home if you stick around for showings. So when you list your home, make sure that you stay out of the house for longer than you think is necessary.

Eager to Sell Your Home?

If you haven’t already chosen your listing agent but want to sell your home as quickly as possible, I can help. As a seasoned real estate professional who serves Wake Forest, Rolesville, and Franklin County as well as Warrenton and the Lake Gaston area, I have years of experience in the real estate industry as well as exceptional negotiation skills. Allow me to help you sell your home for top dollar in the shortest time possible.

When you’re ready to list your home, take the first step by learning the value of your property or contacting me at 919-556-7444.

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