I have been busy preparing for our Real Estate Beasley Realty Home Sweet Home Buyers and Sellers Workshop here in Pullman on Saturday at Gladdish 10-5.
I will be presenting on tips for getting your home ready for Spring Market. I am firm believer that if you are already have your home on the market, to keep it on the market during the fall and winter months. There may be less buyers looking, but those that are looking are serious buyers!
For those of you considering putting your house on the market for next year, I will be presenting some tips on what you can do in preparation.
Here are just a few of the many tips I will be sharing.
1. Plant Bulbs Now! Our weather in the early spring can get quite cold at nights, so annuals have to typically wait to go out till mid May. Bulbs will provide a wonderful spring show for you….and your buyers!
I find in our area the a selection of snowdrops and crocus will give you early color, followed by the welcome color of daffodils giving way to tulips, and then lovely lilly’s as we move to early summer.
Some early plants that thrive in those cool nights that you might consider early in the spring is primroses and pansies.
2. Do exterior touch up painting! If you need a fresh coat of paint on the porch or front door do it now! Again with our cooler early spring weather, now is the time to have your entrance spruced up. I have had folks desperately need to have this done who have to wait till better weather, losing valuable first impression time! And don’t forget to re-stain the deck!
3. Do any pruning you possibly can now. This is a great time to take a look at your landscaping is pleasing to the eye and in proportion to the home. You might even want to consider a new plantings to give you appeal in the winter months. Lovely red dogwood shrubs and quite striking against the snow which as we know can fall into early spring.
4. Fertilize the grass. Give your lawn a jump start with a a fertilizer best suited for fall. It will help root growth providing you with a lusher and healthier lawn come Spring!