Now that the snow has melted and you are thinking about putting your home on the market, make sure you do some early spring cleaning. The snow may have caused yard erosion, branches to break, or revealed yard waste, make sure your yard is in tip-top shape so potential buyers are not turned off by the lack of curb appeal.
With the snow melted and heavy rains over the past few weeks make sure there is no water in the basement, it will almost always detract potential buyers. Buyers do not want to imagine or picture the cost and time to fix the problem, if not, this may cause potential buyers to make lower offers.
When having open houses or showings, a few other important, yet often overlooked details include; if you have animals, make sure the kitty litter is clean, pet hair is vacuumed up, and the dog droppings in the yard are picked up. With nicer weather, potential buyers are not only looking at the inside of the house, but like to walk around your yard and picture themselves having a BBQ or planting a garden, walking into animal droppings could turn off buyers and also could track back into your house.