Spring is just about in bloom here in the Fraser Valley!
Our days are now longer, and we’ll soon be seeing the first hints of our beautiful blossoms and bulbs (if you look closely, you might already be seeing these). Not to mention, some of our biggest springtime events will soon be underway – like the widely anticipated Abbotsford Tulip Festival.
Considered one of the best times of year to visit the Fraser Valley, the spring season welcomes many out-of-town visitors. Not only are they paying us a visit for our mild weather, attractions and friendly neighbours – but they’re also scouting us out for relocation purposes. Visitors from all over beautiful British Columbia and elsewhere are considering the Fraser Valley as a potential place to live and invest.
And can you blame them?
Whether you’ll be opening up your doors to potential buyers – or not – this season, here are some ways you can get your space in the spring spirit!
Take On Your Spring Cleaning
As from feeling good, the ultimate reward for tackling this chore can be a higher price tag if you decide to sell this year.
There’s no better time than spring to donate or ditch it – consider signing up for the 5th Annual Yorkson Community Garage Sale.
Hold your Spring garage sale on Sat. April 21st – and let us take care of the advertising.
Sign up by April 13 to ensure your home is on the map.
Give Your Home’s Exterior Some Love
Take advantage of the longer days and milder climes – pull out the weeds, mow the lawn, plant some new, seasonal flowers to add color and vitality.
A fresh coat of paint (even if only on the front door and shutters) can go a long way!
Simplify and Open It Up
If you’ll be selling this year, your home should be a blank canvas with minimal, stylish touches to allow potential buyers to envision themselves living there.
Open the windows and flood your home with natural light – allowing the Fraser Valley’s springtime beauty to take center stage. Small, seasonal accents throughout can go a long way.
Inspired to Sell? Start Here!
As we’re out in the community, we keep hearing the same questions from our neighbours … “Is now a good time to sell? If so, where do I begin?”
Your first step? Contact your trusted Real Estate team. Together, we’ll chat about your current situation as well as your investment goals for 2018 and beyond.
Likely, you’re wondering what your home is worth. As you know, our markets are rapidly changing, and home values are always differing between communities – so whether you’re located in Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford, White Rock, or Maple Ridge, you’ll want a neighbourhood-specific market analysis to help you determine the value of your home.
What is this? Also called a home evaluation or comparative market evaluation, your trusted realtor can help you with this – and this should always be obligation-free and of no charge to you. As well, a great realtor will assess how quickly homes are selling in your neighborhood, and can help you predict a reasonable time frame in which you could likely be out of your old house and into a new home. Strategy and timing is everything – so begin here!
Following this conversation, if you decide you’re ready to hit the spring market, it’s imperative to set yourself up for selling success.
We understand that life is busy and the demands on your time are great – so let’s make selling your home as stress-free as possible.
Reach out today, and also – let us know how that spring cleaning goes! We’re happy to get you set up with your own spot on the 5th Annual Yorkson Garage Sale, too.
Thanks for reading!
Pontaletta Group with RE/MAX Treeland Realty