It might seem like spring is a long way away, but it will be here sooner than you think. If you plan to put your home on the market and benefit from the advantages of a spring sale, there are several things you can do now to ensure everything goes smoothly and make sure you get the best offer possible. Here are a few tips for getting your home ready to sell in the spring:
- Interior Painting– If you’ve painted some of your rooms with a unique colour, it is best to refresh you home with a neutral paint colour that will appeal to a larger number of potential buyers.
- Reduce Clutter– Too much furniture and other belongings can make your home look smaller than it actually is, and this can make it difficult for buyers to imagine their things in the home. Either downsize by selling or donating items you don’t need or relocate them temporarily to a storage facility. Don’t forget to notify your insurance agent if your home insurance policy needs to be adjusted for items you no longer have, or to make certain your items will be covered while in storage.
- Consider Real Estate Agents– Now is the time to interview real estate professionals to not only determine the best one to handle the listing, but to also get advice on a listing price, home staging, and improvements or repairs you should consider before listing.
If you have questions about how listing your home could affect your home insurance, or if you’d like to get a quote for insuring your next home, don’t hesitate to contact us at St. Clair Insurance Brokers Inc. We understand that every home insurance situation is unique, and we’ll work to determine the best solution for your needs.