real estate

5 tips to sell your home this spring

Pay attention to curb appeal
Pay attention to curb appeal © tab62/

Gill says buyers decide within 60 seconds of seeing a home whether they want to consider buying it.

"People know immediately something will fly, so you need to make sure you don't turn them off before they get in the door," says Gill.

Gill recommends trimming trees and bushes so buyers can see the house, and pressure-washing the driveway, front walk, house and patio. He suggests cleaning and painting the front door because buyers must linger at the door while they wait for the agent to open the lockbox.

Findlay proposes adding colorful flowers to sell your home this spring and cleaning the windows so they sparkle inside and out. She suggests putting down mulch at least a few days before an open house so the smell fades before prospective buyers arrive.


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