Transform Your Home For Spring And Set The Stage!

The Mountain Life Team Blogger March 23, 2010

I am very glad to bring back friend and colleague Tonia Mosteller with Redesign + More.   Tonia is going to tell us a little about getting your home ready this Spring to sell. Now more than ever it is imperative that if your home is on the market, especially here in the North Georgia Mountains, that it be ready to show at ALL times. Let’s face it, if your home is not in a Pricing War, then chances are it is most definitely in a Beauty Pageant.  So sick back right there in your rocking chair and welcome Tonia to “The Porch” for some great Springtime Home Staging Advice to help your home looks it’s Best!

Springtime brings lots of sunshine, warmer weather, May showers and plenty of opportunities for home staging. Make the most of this season and prepare you home for sale. Use these fresh updates that are sure to attract potential buyers to your home.

Create Curb Appeal

You have an open window when you’re selling in the spring; you need to get your yard in shape as quickly as possible to take advantage of the fresh and sunny spring days. Clear winter yard debris, and get frost-resistant plants that won’t be affected if a late cold spells and make sure they work in your planting zone. Harmonize with your home’s surroundings such as your landscape and other homes in your neighborhood. Coordinate your exterior paint colors with your home’s existing features-roof shingles, stone or brick. Remember your home’s appeal starts at the curb! Create an unforgettable first impression.

Bring The Outdoors In

Spring is a beautiful and colorful season but it is also a fragrant one too. Bring the amazing aroma indoors and add them to your rooms. Scents have a profound effect on mood, so infusing scent into your decor with diffusers, candles, fresh cut plants/flowers, or incense can change the overall feeling of a space and not to mention the natural beauty you have added to your space. Plus, most of the time it doesn’t cost you a thing, unless you make a trip to your nursery or local Farmer’s Market.

Bring On The Spring Season

It’s the time to store away those heavy and dark winter flannel comforter and pull out crisp linens with coverlets for color. Bring in the spring with colorful prints or solids in your bedding. Don’t forget to add accent pillows for style and comfort.

De-Clutter Those Closets

OK, stand back and look at your closets….Does your bulky winter clothes take up lots of space and do you have shoes all over the floor? De-clutter your closets and create a roomy place a buyer can envision their personal belongings fitting in. You’ll impress buyers with all that space and we all can appreciate lots of closet space.

Spruce Up The Entryway

Buy some planters with beautiful seasonal plants and anchor to each side of the door. Consider a new welcome mat if your mat didn’t make it through the winter months. Does your entryway have cob webs and does your door need a new coat of paint? Set the stage for your potential buyers, your entryway is the center of attention when buyers first step into your home. Create the right and first impression!

No Better Time For Spring Cleaning

Open those windows and let the fresh air in, spruce up your rooms this spring, so clean, clean, clean! A sparkling home will impress buyers and make your home seem even more appealing, not to mention it will make you feel great too.

When preparing your home for the Real Estate Market, think about this…

What season will my home be most desirable? If you’re selling a beach, mountain or lake home, homes will be most in-demand in the early spring and summer months but a ski chalet at a beautiful ski resort would make more buyers bite during wintertime.

Many buyers prefer to move in the spring or summer, the market starts to heat up as early as February. Families with children are eager to buy so they can move during summer vacation, before the new school year begins.

It’s a Buyers Market; Create that unforgettable First Impression for your home this Spring.

Redesign + More can transform your home this Spring by “Setting The Stage” in Northeast Georgia, North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and South Carolina.

Tonia Mosteller

704.651.8878


Photography courtesy of Nada Bunnell

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