Spring in Summit County is when most of the ski areas close, the snow is still falling but the temperatures are getting warm enough it is melting, and owners start to get their homes ready to sell.

Here are 4 things every homeowner should do when preparing their home to sell.

1. Clean Clean Clean - the property you are selling can never be too clean.  A clean property appears well taken care of and buyers don’t get caught up in the dirt and actually look at the property.

2. Freshen Up - A property that has been well used can look it.  You may not see the scuffs on the walls or dirty carpet any more but the buyers will.  They are seeing it with fresh eyes and will notice things you don’t see anymore.  Consider painting in neutral colors, upgrading appliances & replacing or deep cleaning flooring.

3. Upgrade Furnishings - It may be an odd consideration when you’re selling but the furnishings can make a world of difference in how the home is perceived.  Dated furnishings can make an updated home feel dated. New bedding with throw pillows and a bed skirt can make a bedroom feel much more welcoming. Even a new shower curtain or throw pillows on the sofa can help.

4. Declutter - This one is almost always necessary.  The home needs to look like no one lives there.  The toiletries should not be on the bathroom countertop, the family photos and most knick knacks should be packed up and stored elsewhere ready for their new home.  Even the closets should be cleaned out and organized.  The house should look like it easily holds all your things and shouldn’t feel like it’s bursting at the seams.


The Mountain Living Team can help you put your best foot forward.  Call us today.