Zing Your Home into Spring for a Faster Sale

After a long cold winter, it’s the perfect time to zing your home into spring. After all, it deserves a new attitude. At this point, you might be sick and tired of looking at your same old stuff the same old way. Now is the time to do something about it. Or maybe you’re just frustrated with the way your home looks in general. Have you thought about having a Spring Fling and you need to spruce things up but you’re not sure what to do?

Regardless of your excuses for not doing what you should do, there are many ways to give your winter-weary home a little new pizzazz. Believe me, it may be long overdue. So, take some time and create your plan. You have so many options to choose from. Start looking online and find your favorite style and get busy shopping!

Here are 5 easy ways to zing your home into spring so it makes a powerful impact

Start by creating some fresh front door appeal

After all, curb appeal is everything – especially in the spring. Take a walk to the street and look at your house. What do you see? What do you like and what don’t you like?

Focus on the front door area. Whether you have a porch or merely a front stoop, there are so many things you can do to create some fun curb appeal. Your goal is to bring a smile to your face every time you come home.

It begins with the front door. Go shopping to look for a new wreath and doormat. Adding a fun wreath will create a statement. Then add a fresh doormat that goes with the wreath or vice versa. Maybe you’ll find a doormat before the wreath. Either way, choose one and match the other. Then add something on each side of the door…maybe a potted tree or plant on one side and a cute accent piece, like a chair, on the other side. Or you could use two matching pots and plants to balance your door.

Add some new throw pillows to your couch

Nothing changes your living area more than replacing tired, worn-out throw pillows. I like Home Goods for pillows but you can shop anywhere you want. Don’t spend an arm and a leg on these as they get worn and should be replaced on a regular basis. Go bold, mix and match your colors and patterns and have fun with new throw pillows. That’s what they are for – to make a statement and make you smile.

Update your artwork

Look around your house and pick 2-3 wall hangings that you could update without upsetting the rest of your décor. Granted, I live in 800 square feet and if you’ve been to my tiny house, you know there is not much room to add anything else. But changing some things out seasonally is very doable.

I like to add a couple of spring-like canvas prints around my house to bring out the season. One of the areas I especially like to decorate is Shed Chic. It’s 88 square feet and fun to decorate for the holiday or the season.

Buy some new bedding

The quickest way to refresh your bedroom is with new bedding. A new duvet or comforter will change up the whole look of your bedroom. Check out At Home for great prices on comforters. Add some fun new throw pillows to accessorize and you’ll be amazed at the difference it will make.

Rearrange your furniture & accessories

Sometimes a little Amazing Rearranging can work wonders for your spirit. A fresh rearrangement of even one of your rooms will change your whole mood about your house. It’s funny when I stage homes before listing them for sale, the typical home seller has what they need. It just needs a fresh, new look. The Amazing Rearranging process is to make you fall in love with your home all over again.

Hire Amazing Rearranging to zing your home into spring

If you’re not sure how to rearrange your room, that’s what Amazing Rearranging is all about. Our March special is a One Room Rearrange for $150. If you’re sick and tired of looking at your house the same old way, call or text us at (913) 515-3250 to schedule your One Room Rearrange or reach out here. It’s quick, easy and you’ll love the results! Don’t delay, these specials book up early and spring is just around the corner!

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Create Spring Curb Appeal

From recent freezing temperatures, warmer weather is just around the corner, and here are my best tips to create spring curb appeal if you are selling your home in Overland Park.

While shopping over the weekend for fresh, new spring curb appeal accessories for my new listings, I went into Home Goods to see what they were featuring this spring.

First of all, I love the feeling I get when I walk into Home Goods. They know how to get you in the mood to shop. It’s the same trick I use for all of my new listings. Home Goods and I both know we’ve got a short time to grab the buyer while they are present and either they’ll buy or they’ll move on. I call it the 10 second rule. It’s based on grabbing the buyer within 10 seconds of entering a house.

Home Goods is bright, full of happy music, and the colors throughout the store are outstanding. Furthermore, it’s such a pick-me-up and an incredible feeling. I love their bright cheery dishes, pillows, springtime furniture and outdoor cushions. It makes me want to buy everything in the store and give my own home a spring makeover.

I also love Home Goods for doormats and front door wreaths. They are bright, colorful, and full of life. The spring season is the best time for a change. It’s like starting over new again. In addition, you get a new lease on life and your home deserves this as much as anything. For that very reason, you will reap the benefits from your spring curb appeal makeover.

How to Stand Out

This week while working on a couple of houses, I thought about what would make us stand out from our competition. Both houses had substantial front porches so I decided with the new season and the energy in the air, I wanted to focus on the porch and really hone in on the spring curb appeal to draw people inside.

As a result, at one of the houses, I added a new spring doormat, a fresh wreath and added new outdoor pillows to the homeowner’s glider. Adding large, colorful planters to each side of the front door was a plus.

Here are My 5 Best Ways to Create Your Spring Curb Appeal

  • Paint your front door
  • Add an expensive pot or planters filled with colorful flowers next to the front door
  • Find a pretty new wreath and hang it on the door
  • Get some new, large house numbers
  • Change out your mailbox (if it’s on the house) or paint it to match the color of your door

Do these 5 things to create your spring curb appeal and while the buyer’s agent is busy getting the key out of the lockbox, the buyers are quickly falling in love with your house.

We had a cold winter in Kansas City. The spring real estate market is here and creating the model home look starts with your curb appeal. Zing your home into the spring market by calling or texting me at (913) 515-3250 or get started here.