The smell of fresh cut grass in the air, flowers blossoming, warmer temperatures finally making an appearance after a long winter – spring is in the air and with it comes the perfect opportunity for you to buy or sell a home.

Whether you’re looking to downsize your current home or move into some new digs, we’re here to help you make the most of this season by sharing helpful tips so you can take advantage of the benefits it offers for your real estate needs.

Looking to buy?

Between better weather and increased inventory, this season is an ideal time to kick your house hunt into high gear.

When you’re home-buying in the spring, be prepared for a heated market:

Get ready to make quick decisions. Making sure you’re pre-qualified helps you to know what you can afford and sets you up to be able to make offers quickly and efficiently on properties you’re interested in.

Homes in your desired market may be selling quickly, so it’s important to get in to see a property you’re interested in as soon as possible after it’s listed.

Never pass up a home inspection–in a hot market, it may be tempting to forgo this step to make your offer appear more competitive, but having a professional home inspection performed can identify problems and save you lots of time and money in the long run.

Looking to sell?

If you’re looking to move to your dream home, or downsize in your next chapter, now may be the time.

Make your home more attractive to buyers with these preparations:

There’s no time like the present for a thorough spring cleaning and decluttering. If you’re planning to move, paring down on belongings makes the process of moving out easier.

Touch up any areas that may need a fresh coat of paint, and repair any leaky faucets, broken windows, or damaged flooring or walls that might need a little TLC.

Boost your curb appeal. Springtime weather gives you an ideal opportunity to freshen up landscaping, and make sure siding, doors, patios, decks, and other outdoor areas are in good shape.

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