Spring Home Selling Tips
Have your been struggling to sell your recreational, vacation or resort style home in the Okanagan Valley? Perhaps you decided during the winter months to put your Vernon BC real estate on the market this spring. No matter how or when you came to your decision, there are some important things to consider if your resort type home will be on the market this spring.
Home buyers and sellers alike, are typically more active in the spring, especially for this type of property. April, May and June are normally the best times to see the beginning of the sales of homes on the Vernon Waterfront or the golf course homes locaitons. If you have had your Vernon waterfront home on the market for an extended period of time, you might consider taking off the market for a few weeks and then relisting for the spring showing. Here are a few other selling tips you may wish to consider when selling your Vernon real estate:
- Clean-up – after the winter months have passed, it is important to clean-up around your home. Vernon real estate in general will seem more inviting when your windows sparkle and reflect the sunshine. In addition, cleaning out the dead leaves and debris in your yard will also make your home seem more inviting. Trim up the vegetation, clear all walking paths to the entrances, wash the outside windows, and showcase the exterior of your Okanagan Valley home. If you are in a strata property on the lakefront or a golf course community, this may be done for you.
- Fresh – spring encapsulates bright colors and fresh smells. Consider sending your window coverings to the cleaners so they have a fresh spring smell. You may also wish to consider changing your window coverings to a more light color. Adding fresh cut flowers throughout your home during a showing, will also give the allure of a bright and happy home. And, do not be afraid to show some spring colors throughout your Vernon waterfront home – pinks, blues, yellows, and lavenders, are not only fashionable but portray spring.
- Convenience – often times the spring weather can be unpredictable in the Okanagan and particularly in Vernon BC. It is a great idea to have an outside mat for shoes during the days you have your home on display. In addition, you may wish to have a patio set, including an umbrella at the entrance. This will offer some protection against sun and rain for your viewers.
While spring time is a great time for buying and selling a home in the Okanagan Valley, it is recommended that you clear the dead winter blues from your Vernon waterfront or golf course home and make it seem more inviting. Allowing the sunlight to enhance and highlight your home is a great way to showcase certain areas. Spring is often thought of as a reawakening of vegetation with the plentiful sunshine – it is time to reawaken your home too.