When the clock struck spring last month, it marked the beginning of the busy real estate season. Alaskan homebuyers are motivated to find their dream homes, but have little to choose from in the market. With inventory on the lower end, home sellers in Fairbanks have a chance to make their property stand out— but the home also needs to be ready to sell.
The following tips can help get your Alaskan home ready to show to those motivated buyers this spring and with Madden Real Estate, you can be assured we will sell your home for the best possible price in the least amount of time.
Start spring cleaning
This is the season for a fresh start and your home in Fairbanks, North Pole, Salcha should reflect that. Start the spring cleaning process— working from top to bottom in each room. Clean the windows to let more light shine inside and make the home look larger, consider a fresh coat of paint and decide whether the carpets need cleaning.
This also means cleaning up outside the property and boosting curb appeal. Did your landscaping take a turn over the winter? Now is the time to fill in those flower beds and trim back shrubs. Do you have outdoor space? Clean all furniture cushions and power wash the deck to rid of any leftover dirt and grime from the past few months.
Take care of the clutter
If you’ll be moving to a new home in the Fairbanks area soon, consider packing certain items now. Lighten the furniture in the home to allow the space to feel more livable, put clothing that you will not need going forward into storage to free up closet space. Not only will this remove any signs of clutter, but less “stuff” can help homebuyers visualize their own belongings inside the home.
Don’t be afraid of color
Beige and neutrals are your best bet for appealing to the majority of homebuyers, but adding pops of color can liven up your Fairbanks home. Just make sure that everything matches! With neutrals on the walls, small, inexpensive accent items like throw pillows can do the trick for bringing in color.
Think about the home inspection
Homebuyers in Alaska will typically get a home inspection before they purchase a property, but it could be wise to take care of that now. Finding out which areas of your home need repair or attention ahead of time could save you money and avoid drawing out the home selling process. Just think of how smooth your transaction could go if the buyers learn you’ve already tackled the major problem areas. Don’t give them a reason to write off your property!
Price the home accordingly
Madden Real Estate will find the best price for your Fairbanks home based on the current real estate market and comparable properties. We know that pricing too high from the start can throw off homebuyers and you can be assured that will not happen! We even have a Guaranteed Sales Program in place to put you at ease— if we don’t sell your home, we’ll buy it!
Ready to sell your home in Fairbanks this spring? We’re here to help! Feel free to reach out to Madden Real Estate with any questions or concerns you have about your upcoming home sale.