Have you been having conversations about the possible sale of your home in the Spring of 2020?  If so, now is the time to start making a to-do list and checking things off to ensure your house is ready for the market as soon as the first tulips of the season begin to bloom.  Maybe you’re wondering why you’d need to start thinking about selling now when Spring is eight months away, and we want to help you understand the necessity for proper planning.  If you haven’t sold a house in years or have never worked with an experienced realtor, you might not realize the tasks involved in preparing for a move, and that’s where we come in.  Here are three expert tips to get you started:


 1.    Call us! We have been selling real estate for more than 40 years and are experts in the local market.  Not only do we know what needs to be done to your home to get it sold, but we have an extensive list of local businesses that can help get your house market-ready.  

2.    Professional photography is key to the sale of your house!  Through stunning photos, potential buyers will get a first glimpse into what their next home could be.  BUT we need to get these photos done for you now!  As you know, the beginning of Spring in Michigan leaves the landscaping bare and the grass a mix between shades of green and brown.  The flowers are not in full bloom, and some trees won’t begin to bud until mid-May.  By taking the photos now before the fall foliage has arrived, we will be able to show clients your home at its best, and they will be able to envision what summers in their new home can look like.  While we love the fall colors, if we capture those in photos now, they will be outdated by spring; therefore, it’s of utmost importance we take those photos soon! 

3.    There are a lot of decisions to be made when deciding to put your house on the market. From significant renovations like upgrading a master bathroom to easier cosmetic changes like a fresh coat of paint throughout, we can help you determine what should be done and what to forego.  


“Failure to plan is planning to fail.”

  Call our team at (248) 770-8661 for a free analysis of your home and let us guide you through a successful sale next Spring!  

Linda Rea