Decide to Sell
When you sell, you want to get as much value as you can for your home. Timing is a key because it definitely can impact the value you'll receive and days your property is on the market. The season is a big consideration because typically more homes are sold in the spring and fall rather than in the winter. Also, if you're selling your farm or rural property, buyers will want to walk the land to see if there are wet or boggy areas, the type of soil you have for crops, and whether the land is rocky which can be an issue for horses and other livestock. So listing your farm once the snow has melted and frost is no longer in the ground is always a good plan.
You can also increase the value of your property with simple methods to enhance its exterior and interior appeal. There are various ways to do this and usually there is no need for expensive renovations. A few creative enhancements often go long way.
For the exterior, planting flowers in pots or around the house, cleaning gutters, removing Christmas lights and freshly cut grass can definitely enhance curb appeal. Also, if there's chipped or peeling pain on the garage or window sills now is the time to repaint. Even just keeping your front lawn tidy and walkway swept can make a big difference.
On the inside, and depending on your resources you can update a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, install a new toilet or sink, add new towels, or a fresh coat of neutral paint to the halls and other rooms in need of a lift. Staging can also help and I can make suggestions or we can get in a professional home stager.
Having a home inspection done prior to listing an older home or rural property is a great way to discover any defects or minor repairs that need to be addressed. This helps to ease prospective buyer concerns and often takes buyer requests for price reductions out of the equation during offer negotiations.