Sometimes it’s hard to believe the spring market starts in February, but thankfully this year’s great weather (well, minus this week’s substantial winter storm) has everyone thinking about whether they’re ready to move. That means preparation is the key to maximizing this particularly opportune time. Barry Berg and Chad Larsen offer a perspective on what buyers and sellers can do now to make the most of this season. 

“The sooner we have the chance to start discussing things, the better we can help you,” Barry assures. 

Sellers: Spring into Action to List Your Home 

Act quickly before listing your property by focusing on a few high-priority projects to get your home ready to sell. Touch up the paint and declutter wherever necessary. It’s too early to think about the yard so take advantage of market activity and get your home’s interior and exterior (time to take down the holiday decorations!) ready to be viewed as quickly as possible.

Buyers: Know What You Want and Be Ready When You Find It

Be prepared to act when the right opportunity comes along.

Work with a Realtor to help you identify the right property for you, the one that will grow with you through different life stages. Hone in on specific neighborhoods. Get a sense of where you’d like to live and keep a watch for new listings.

While many people are waiting for the “perfect” house to come along, Chad and Barry reframe this notion.

“If you find a house that checks all of the boxes, you’ve found the house for you,” says Chad. 

And Barry says, “Don’t miss an opportunity by waiting for the perfect house to come along because there is no such thing. While you’re waiting to find the perfect home, life is passing you by.”

Being financially prepared can help you make an irresistible offer. Be sure to know what you can afford and have a pre-approval letter in hand when things are getting serious. We can recommend lenders to walk you through the pre-approval process, which will also help shorten the timeline from offer to closing. 

The Berg Larsen Group always says the right property and the right buyer could be out there right now - contact us so you don’t miss out. We’re ready to take your call. 

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