You’re probably already noticing that more homes are going up for sale in the Lehigh Valley. This is due in large part to the fact that Spring is right around the corner. The Spring season is prime selling time as buyers are coming out of hibernation and getting serious about completing their home search.

Now is the perfect time for home sellers to take advantage of the season and use it to prepare their home for the Spring rush, as we call it. While Spring may be an advantageous time for selling, it’s also the time when you’ll be facing the most competition.

Use these tips to prepare your home for sale during the Spring rush in the Lehigh Valley:

Photo Opportunity
The first step in attracting buyers is what they see before they even visit the house for sale. This is where quality pictures come in. Spring presents the perfect time to photograph the exterior of your home in its best possible light. With flowers springing to life, (get it? Springing to life?) buds on the trees, and an overall sense of new beginnings, buyers will naturally gravitate to homes that showcase that feeling. Learn how to save money on curb appeal with these 6 tips.

Bring the Outside In
Flowers aren’t just meant to adorn the exterior of your home! Take advantage of Spring flowers by using them inside as well. A simple vase with one flower or an arrangement of different types and colors on tables, window sills, and countertops will add to that fresh new beginning feeling that buyers are attracted to this time of year.

Let the Light In
If you look at your windows now, you’ll probably notice water spots and a layer of grime that comes with snow, ice, and other forms of winter weather. With the skies outside getting brighter and the days lasting longer, make sure your house benefits from the improving light. Clean windows and glass doors will let more sun into the spaces of your home, making it easier for buyers to imagine your home as their comfortable new one. Here’s a window cleaning tip: Combine 2 cups of water, 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar, and up to 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap or detergent in a spray bottle. Use newspaper instead of paper towels and you’ll be left with super clean, streak-free windows!

Spring Cleaning
Even if you’re not selling, Spring is the perfect time to give your home a top to bottom clean. But since you’re reading this post to prepare your home for sale this Spring, open the windows, break out the cleaning supplies and get to work! Nothing welcomes buyers into your home more than practically spotless rooms and floors. Focus on one room at a time, and don’t overlook things like closets, inside cabinets, and under area rugs. While you may not look under your area rugs, buyers will to make sure the floor underneath is in good condition.

Sneak a Peak at the Competition
Like I said earlier, the Spring season brings many sellers to the market so you’re not the only choice for all those buyers. Search all Lehigh Valley listings to get a better idea of what you’re up against so you can plan accordingly and make adjustments to both the interior and exterior of your home for sale.

If you’re selling your home in the Lehigh Valley this Spring and would like more information or tips to sell quickly, give us a call at 610-398-8408, we’re always happy to help!

If you’ve sold a home in the Spring, do you have any other advice to share?

Contact me, Barb Bottitta, for any and all of your Lehigh Valley area questions, as well as real estate needs, as I am always happy to help in any way that I can!  You can also connect with me on my Facebook Page for events and happenings in the Lehigh Valley area, as well as home ownership tips, real estate market updates, and so much more!

There are many great Lehigh Valley area homes for sale.  Click here to perform full home search, or if you’re thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today’s market.  You may also call me at (610) 398-8408 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.