On the mainland, buyers burrow out of the snowdrifts to fuel a housing frenzy every spring. Indeed, 60% of all homes on the mainland will be bought and sold from May to August. While Hawaii doesn’t have quite that fervor, spring is still our peak season for sales. Here are some tips to consider when selling your home in this busy and competitive period.
- 1. Curb Appeal: you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Fresh paint, clean and trimmed yard and fresh flowers by the entryway send a positive message.
- 2. Clean the Clutter: the buyers want to imagine themselves in the house. Lots of furniture and personal photos distract from that. You might even want to consider staging your home—it really works!
- 3. “Move-in condition”: while aesthetics are important, doors, appliances, and electrical and plumbing need to be up to code and in working order.
- 4. Partner with a reputable Realtor: List Sotheby’s International Realty agents will advise you how to price your house right for our current market, and guide you in a professional manner through this often-challenging process.