Preparing Your Home to Sell in The Spring

It may be winter, but it’s never to early to prepare your home for the spring market. Before you put your home up for sale, here are a few things you should do.


This may sound obvious, but the little things do matter. While you probably don’t usually scrub the windows inside and out or make your mirrors spotless, going above and beyond in your cleaning will make your home more appealing to the buyer.

Declutter and Organize

We all know most houses are well lived in. If we’re being honest, we all have a pile of old magazines or mail we keep meaning to organize. However, buyers want the illusion of a perfectly kept house, so they can imagine their family living in the house you are selling. This means keeping on top of your mail, so it doesn’t pile up in the office or kitchen and keeping the children’s toys in a drawer. By putting stuff away, you’ll avoid the last second scramble to put things away the day before an open house.


Updating your house doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. It can be as easy as painting the walls, putting new grout in the shower, and installing new light fixtures, door knobs, and switch plates.

Curb Appeal

The first thing buyers see when they arrive at your house is the outside, so it’s important to make a good first impression. To do this, make sure the yard is well kept. While you may think there’s nothing you can do to your lawn in the winter, there are some winter treatments available.


By cleaning, decluttering, updating, and adding curb appeal to your house during the winter, you will be ready for homebuyers when they come knocking on your door in the spring. When that time comes, make sure you contact Michael Gutman to help with your Real Estate Law needs.