SELLERS: SPRING INTO ACTION!

If the current Lake Oroville Real Estate market is any indication of the activity in other areas of California and the nation, then sellers should be especially pleased to see the increase in prices and the relatively small number of homes on the market. Anyone who has been on the fence about whether or not to sell their home, should take advantage of these interesting conditions and talk to a Realtor about what their home is worth and what it will take to get the most out of the sale.

Spring is also the time to take a look at the outside of your home and assess what repairs or updates that may be necessary as a result of the winter weather. A few tips from the “Feng Shui for sellers” book include:
* Remove any dead plants from the front porch and walkways leading to the front door. Make your entry way welcoming with blooming, live plants or a splash of color with a pot of annuals.
* Clean the cobwebs, dirt and grime from around the front entrance and all doors and windows. Dirty windows, cobwebs and the like convey neglect and a sense of despair.
* Trim the trees and bushes. Landscaping does not need to be fancy or expensive to be impressive. A neat, well trimmed lawn and yard convey a sense of order and comfort.
* Let in the light! Open doors and window shades if the weather is permitting to allow good air and light flow through the home. Fresh air invigorates the brain and makes us feel better. Buyers looking through a closed up, dark home report feeling depressed after viewing. If your home is naturally dark, then make sure the lights are all on before showing the home.

In general, Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. Even if you are not in the market to sell, the above tips will make your home feel inviting and ready for the summer.