This year, the March equinox occurs on the 20th, marking the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. As the rhododendrons begin to blossom, this season is prime time for outdoor activities and gives the fall foliage in Winston-Salem and across the Carolinas mountains a run for its money.
In addition to its vibrancy, spring is known as the best time of the year to sell real estate in U.S. If you have not fixed up your home during quarantine, take notes of these tips to prepare your home for spring in the Carolinas:
- Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Climb a ladder and clear out any debris that may have accumulated in the gutters. This can be done with a trowel or small shovel. Pay close attention to the area around the downspout. If there is clogging, it won’t drain properly, which can cause your gutters to sag.
- Check for Roof Damage
While you are up the ladder, examine and assess any potential damages to the roof. A roof that needs extensive repair can be quite off-putting to prospective buyers, so make sure to keep an eye out for leaks, curled-up shingles, dark streaks, and moss. If you find problems, you may want to have them repaired. Reach out to your insurance rep to see if your homeowner’s policy or home warranty may cover some of the costs.
- Repaint with Neutral Colors
A fresh coat of paint can give your home an instant facelift at a reasonable cost. The best paint colors to pick are neutrals, such as agreeable gray and different shades of white. If you are on a budget or in a time crunch, prioritize the rooms that are painted bright colors, as vivid hues may not appeal to the broader spectrum of buyers.
- Refresh Your Linens
The cheapest way to give your home a new look is to change out pillowcases, duvet covers, and throws across your house. You can play around with geometric patterns and bolder colors against neutral pieces of furniture.
- Keep Up with Your Lawn Care
A well-kept yard can add significant value to your home’s curb appeal. Make sure to mow your lawn, trim back trees and shrubbery, and water your plants and flowers to keep them lively.
Are you interested in purchasing a home in Winston-Salem or the surrounding areas? The Sharpe Mortgage Team would love to discuss your financing options and refer you to one of our trusted real estate partners. Call us today!