The holidays are over and the new year is in full swing which means that spring is fast approaching. If you are planning on listing your Pleasanton, CA home in the spring then now is the time to get to work. Spring is a great time to put your house on the market because of the temperate weather and increasing amount of daylight hours. Other homeowners in the area will also take advantage of the spring and get their properties listed. In order to help your property stand out and compete with other listings there are some things you can do now to get it ready. Start by having a listing appointment with a realtor at your home. Then, put some work into the exterior of your home in order to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Finally, work on the interior of your house so it will be ready for the influx of potential buyers that come once it is on the market.

Schedule a listing appointment with a realtor

Go ahead and schedule a listing appointment with a realtor in your home to get ready for the spring. The realtor can take a look at your home and give you suggestions on changes or improvements you can make. In addition, your realtor will gather information about your house to help him or her come up with an appropriate listing price. Details like square footage, number of bathrooms, lot size, and parking can all be helpful in coming up with the best list price.

Work on the exterior of your house

The exterior is the first thing potential buyers will see when they drive up to your house. Make the most of that first impression by working on your yard and the exterior of your house. If time and budget allow, a new exterior paint job may be in order. At the very least, clear your yard from leaves and other debris. As spring approaches there will be plenty of eye catching plants to choose from that you can add to your yard. Adding a few plants on the exterior of your home can make a big difference in the overall curb appeal.

Work on the interior of your home

When you get potential buyers inside your home you also want to make a good impression. There are several things you can do ahead of time to get your home ready for the market. Clear out the clutter and give your house a deep cleaning. Minimize anything that is unnecessary. You want buyers to pay attention to your house and not your things. You should also be working on any unfinished projects around your house as you prepare it to go on the market in the spring. Unfinished projects will stick out to potential buyers and could create a bad impression.

Starting the prep work on your home now will make getting it on the market in the spring much easier. Coordinate with your realtor to establish a timeline and then get to work so you can have your house ready for buyers as soon it hits the market in the spring.