Do it Yourself (diy) Tips to Get Your Home Ready to List in the Spring

DIY tips
If you’re thinking of listing your house in the spring, then winter is the perfect time to do some things around the house to prepare.  These simple do it yourself (diy) tips will make your house sell faster, for more money, making the process less stressful for your family.


This is the first recommendation of every realtor out there.  Get rid of some stuff.  Some recommend removing half the furniture in your rooms.  It makes the rooms seem bigger, cleaner, and welcoming.


We’re not just talking scrubbing the tubs and dusting the ceiling fans here, although that is something you need to do (and what a great way to use a chilly winter day).  Pull everything out of all your closets, get rid of what you can, and organize whatever must stay.  Storage is a huge issue for home buyers, and a clean and organized closet will make them see how well they can use the space too.


You may still be in love with the lime green office walls and the bright pink bathroom, but other people probably don’t share your tastes.  Even if it’s boring, it’s time to paint all the walls a neutral color, appealing to the masses.  Don’t forget the molding and baseboards too.  Painting those will give the house an instant facelift.

Remove Personal Touches

Family photos are so important to many people, but it’s hard for buyers to imagine themselves in a house that has a lot of personalization.  Replace some of the photos with generic art, and take down things like children’s growth charts or awards.

Find Paperwork

While cleaning out those closets, set aside paperwork that is pertinent to the sale of the house.  You will need the deed, as well as things like receipts and manuals for major upgrades including furnaces, hot water heaters, appliances, and other items that stay with the house.

Getting ready to show a house doesn’t happen overnight, and things will go much smoother if you have the luxury of preparing ahead of time.

You may even need to rent a small storage unit for a short amount of time to make your house ready, but it will be worth it when spring rolls around, the buyers start looking, and your house sells quickly. Contact us to find out more about selling your house Connecticut.


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Michelle Manter Giglietti

Owner~Realtor at Manter Realty Group of Keller Williams
Top Producing Realtor and recognized blogger. In her free time you can hear her screaming fore at the local golf course,or catch her at home enjoying fresh cooking and a glass of wine with her husband and favorite 6 pound Morkie named Pedro.
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