Prepare Your Home for a Spring Sale

Is a spring sale on your 2020 to-do list? If it is, did you know that preparing your home for the market can make a tremendous difference? It's true; a little preparation can go a long way! Preparing your home may increase its value and reduce its time on the market. How should you get your home ready for the market? Here are a couple of tips to prepare your home for a spring sale:

Prepare Your Home for a Spring Sale


  • Keep your landscaping well-manicured and grass cut
  • Remove all yard clutter and unnecessary items
  • Apply fresh stain or paint to wooden fences and decks
  • Paint the front door and add pops of color using seasonal plants in pots
  • Sweep, power wash, and add a new mat to the front porch
  • Weed and add fresh mulch to garden beds
  • Add freshly-planted flowers to gardens
  • Power wash and/or paint the exterior
  • Wash all windows, interior and exterior
  • Clean gutters and downspouts; ensure all downspouts are securely attached
  • Ensure the key and lockset on all doors operate smoothly and properly


  • Remove excessive wall art, furniture, and personal items
  • Clean, touch-up, and/or paint walls and ceilings
  • Shampoo carpets and deep-clean hard surface flooring
  • Clean and organize cabinets and closets
  • Consider a temporary storage unit for unneeded items
  • Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps
  • Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Consider purchasing fresh covers, pillow covers, and decorative pillows for beds
  • Buy fresh decorative towels for the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Buy fresh rugs for entryways, bathrooms, and kitchen
  • Place fragrant soaps in bathrooms

Contact us for a complimentary comparative market analysis of your home.

Do you have any questions about the Austin area real estate market? Having worked in the area for several years, our REALTORS® have the experience and knowledge you are looking for. Give us a call anytime; we would be happy to help!

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