It's April and now is when people start THINKING about putting their homes on the market. The weather is starting to settle down a little, as far as snow goes here in the Lou and its time to formulate your side-yard battle plans.
Guess what, there is a shortage of listings on the market NOW. If you wait until May or when your yard is looking better, you will be competing with everyone else who hopes that their house will sell. Wait too long and you will be looking at a desperate sales window later this summer.
Now, one of the biggest comments that I hear from sellers (for why they aren't putting their house on the market just yet) is the issue of "curb appeal". There are a lot of things to do to properly "stage" your first impression while you are waiting for your gardens to be in bloom and one of the major items gets easily overlooked.
The #1 Item and my personal favorite (for Pet Owners) is to pick up all that winter doggie dookie.
YUP, I said it. Nobody wants to see or step in that crap, quite literally. So get your handy-dandy pooper scoopers and get to scraping up Fido's treasures (or make your spouse do it!). You never want to push that off to last - it's a bomb just waiting to explode.
You can also find seasonal flowers in planters at a local Nursery that will help you to spruce up your yard nicely. When you're ready, I will gladly share the photos of your yard in bloom, without people in it of course, in our advertising photos, with less competition - that means fewer showings but higher offer rates if you act quickly.
So, stop procrastinating, straighten up your house, finish your spring cleaning and call me while your neighbors are still brooding over their flowers and we will get your house sold!