The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, spring is officially here! It’s a great time to spruce up your home especially if you are thinking about selling it.

If you have been on the fence about purchasing a new home, it’s a great time to take advantage of the low mortgage rate environment. You can view the latest rates on our website here.

If you have decided now is the right time to sell, how can you get your home ready to attract potential buyers?

Make Repairs
What has been on your to-do list? Maybe you have a broken window latch or a damaged baseboard. If you have been putting off minor repairs, start checking those things off your to do list. Whatever doesn’t get fixed will surely come up at a home inspection and you may be asked to fix these things anyway, so it’s a good idea to get ahead of the game.

You would be surprised with how many buyers cannot look past certain cosmetic updates. People buy homes they can envision living in and not everyone has the same opinion on what that should look like. Try painting the main living areas in your home a nice light neutral color. Light neutral colors can make the space look bigger and modernize the home, both of which are attractive to buyers.

Declutter and Clean
Take spring cleaning to another level. Go through every nook and cranny of your home and clear out clutter and do a deep clean. Now is a great time to take inventory of the items in your home. Throw out what you don’t need. Is there an item in good condition but doesn’t serve you any purpose? Donate or sell it.

Create Curb Appeal
Many buyers drive by homes before asking to take a tour. Unfortunately, many will judge the book by the cover. Give your home some love by painting your front door, buying a wreath and planting some flowers. You would be surprised about how those three things will give you an immediate upgrade.

While these things can help attract potential buyers, they are also great things to do if you aren’t thinking of selling. Maybe the current environment has you spending a lot of extra time at home. Make good use of it by getting your house in tip-top shape.

If you are thinking about selling, we are here to help with your next home purchase. Our Home Loan Consultants help our members with purchases and refinances by listening to their needs and pairing them with the right home loan. Learn more here.