Home Staging Tips for Spring
Spring is the ideal time to sell your Lake George home, since thelargest number of buyers are actively searching for a new home during April, May and June. To improve your odds and make your home stand out, check out these home staging tips for spring.
I’m talking about putting some real elbow grease into it! Wash windows inside and out, and polish mirrors to reflect the sunlight. Clean drapes, curtains and blinds. Get your carpets professionally cleaned, consider having hardwood floors refinished to a high-gloss, and bleach dull grout. Cluttered closets lead buyers to assume the home lacks sufficient storage, so box up your bulky winter wardrobe and re-organize your closets.
Do Your Yardwork
In addition to spring cleaning the interior of your home, it’s important to get a jump on your yardwork. Rake out dead leaves and winter debris, and power wash the porch, patio and deck. If you’re planting, yellow flowers are believed to stimulate buying and induce feelings of happiness, so consider potted tulips and daffodils that can be brought inside if there’s a late frost.
Make a Grand Entrance
Is your welcome mat covered with winter’s dirt? Replace it with a new one and arrange potted plants in odd number groupings near the entrance. Spring weather is often unpredictable, especially for homes in Lake George and The Adirondacks, so prepare your entryway for inclement weather. Add an umbrella stand for visiting buyers, and an inside mat for wiping their feet.
Use Fresh Colors & Scents
Whether you’re home staging for spring or any other time of year, it’s helpful to use colors and scents associated with the season. After a long winter, we are all eager for the first signs of spring! Replace heavy winter comforters with crisp, bright linens and floral fabrics. Add accent pillows, throws and guest towels in the hues of spring. If you don’t have access to fresh-cut, fragrant flowers and plants, use candles, infusers or incense to bring spring’s aroma indoors.
Interested in Selling Your Lake George Home this Spring?
Lonnie Lawrence is a licensed real estate broker and lifetime resident of Lake George. Her 40+ years of experience and vast knowledge of the region have made her an expert on Lake George Real Estate.