The Real Estate Browser Volume 10, Issue 4 - Page 19 Volume 10 Number 4 – Say you saw it in The Real Estate Browser of Lynchburg — 19 deals, and you’ll be able to evaluate and choose the safest, sweetest and the fastest deal. If there are buyers who urgently want to move in, they may even come with cash down deposit. Curb appeal. With spring comes lush grass and flowers in bloom, allowing buyers to truly see your prop- erty at its best, assuming you’ve taken good care of that yard. If your lawn looks great, your gardens are full of color, and foliage has returned to your trees, buyers are going to get a much better impression than they’d get when everything looks dry and sparse. It’s easier to get your home ready- to-sell. Just before you put your home on the market, there will probably be lots of things on your to-do list. Many of those things are tough to do in winter, from pruning the trees and cleaning gutters to painting the fence. When the sun is out and it’s getting warmer, it’s much easier to accomplish it all. You can be choosier about your buyers. If you’re having a hard time with the idea of someone else living in your home, spring is a good time for picky sellers who want to have more control over who will live there. You’ll have a better chance of finding a buyer that you know is going to treat your home like you would, with plenty of love and care. A better closing date. If you sell your home in the spring, you’ll get to move when the weather is warmer, if not during the season itself, most like- ly in the summer. That’s a much better time to move, with kids out of school and the weather decent. The CONS The competition can be tough. Because this is often the busiest sell- ing season, you may face some tough competition. That means you’ll have to put in the extra effort to make sure your place stands above the rest. Make sure you’ve made any minor repairs and that it’s properly maintained in addition to staging your house in the best possible light. It may be worth hiring a staging expert as you could reap more profit in the long run than what you’ll pay for the service Buyers can be pickier. If there are more houses on the market in your neighborhood, that means buyers have more options so they may be pickier. Keep in mind that those potential buy- ers probably aren’t just looking at your home, but multiple options. Click on the Listing for photo tours and additional information for each property.