The Spring home selling season is fast approaching in Flagstaff, so now is the time to get your home spruced up if you plan on listing it this Spring. Spring is one of the best times of the year for the real estate market.  You need to make sure your home is ready to compete with the competition. You can use Spring decor elements with fresh bursts of colors and patterns to make your home more appealing and take advantage of the Spring fever in the air. Here's a few ideas that will help you stay ahead of the game.


Display locally picked flowers, blooming branches, or twigs.  The natural elements of the Southwest can create a relaxing atmosphere and add to the flavor of the area. Display them in pots or vases made in the Southwest for added cultural appeal.  Make sure you don't go overboard and make the arrangements too fragrant or distracting.  Tasteful placement makes all the difference.

Update Paint Colors

Paint can transform any room.  Using spring colors like soft violet, dusk blue, emerald, or lemon zest on an entire room or an accent wall can really make a room come alive. Or you can add a subtle decal if you don't want to paint.  Also think about the colors of pillows, bedding, etc. Make sure that the colors compliment the rest of your home's colors.

Add a Wreath

Usually wreaths are displayed later in the year, but in Spring, they can really add an inviting feel to your entrance. And you don't need to make one yourself as most craft stores sell them.  If you do buy one, maybe add some natural elements or a pastel ribbon.  You can also add subtle fragrance with dried lavender.

Clean Up

It's about time for Spring cleaning anyway, so why not get a head start? Put items you're not using ins storage and get rid of as much clutter as you can. Many people use the 6-month or 1-year rule - if they haven't used something during the last 6 months to a year and it's not sentimental, they donate or sell it. And make sure you focus on the outside of the home.  First impressions are everything. Make sure the yard is cleaned and trimmed, and the house exterior is clean, including windows.  Pressure wash the driveways and walkways if needed.

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