Michele Buckman has put together some videos discussing the current DC market and what the future may hold for the real estate market in the Washington DC area.
The seasons are changing and as more people are outside enjoying the weather, more people become potential homebuyers in the Northwest Washington DC area. Selling a house is statistically much easier in the warm months, and preparing your home for sale means taking the tips for selling to heart.
Landscaping. Nothing says home like curb appeal and ensuring your home is properly landscaped is the best of the tips for selling possible. Keeping the lawn trimmed, the sticks and twigs removed, flowerbeds free of weeds and other debris cleaned-up is the best way to make an outstanding first impression. Many potential homebuyers find their overall impression of the home tainted - or boosted - by their initial reaction to the outside of the home.
Let the light shine in. Even though you may keep your curtains drawn to reduce the energy use in your home, or to protect your privacy, fight the urge and keep them open when selling a house. The natural light typically makes the home feel fresher, cleaner and more open to the casual visitor.
Air it out. No matter how clean you keep your home throughout the year and regardless of whether or not you are selling a house, the air inside gets stale. After being closed-up for many months during the cold winter, opening the windows and letting the fresh air in will remove any odors and give your house a fresh start.
Opening the windows and doors not only lets the fresh air in and the odors out, but it also gives a natural fragrance that cannot be replicated. No matter how many times and different ways air freshener companies try to mimic the smell of the outdoors - the numerous variations of flower combinations, fresh linen scents and even fruit scents - they cannot match the smell of fresh cut grass and blooming flowers. Creating a connection with the potential homebuyer is essential when selling a house - make them want to come back and call it home.
Learn more on selling a Washington DC house and get additional tips and ideas on how to market your Chevy Chase, Capitol Hill, Trinidad or Northwest Washington DC home by contacting Michelle Buckman at Buckman Realtor. Serving all of the Northwest Washington DC area, Michelle specializes in single-family home sales for buyers at every level.