Spring is the best time to sell a home. After a dark winter season, spring is a breath of fresh air – literally. Here are some tips on readying your home to prepare for the upcoming spring buying season.

Conduct an early home inspection. Check inside for places where leaks, insects, and rodents can get in. Walk around your home and look for cracks, peeling, and chipped bricks.

Prepare for rain – spring is the wettest season. Ensure your entrance or mudroom is ready for wet shoes.

Paint. Nicer days are coming. Open the windows and enjoy an afternoon of painting.

De-clutter. Spring clean before spring arrives. Early buyers will appreciate a clutter-free, sparkling-clean home.

Boost curb appeal. February isn’t great for landscaping, but you can still spruce up your exterior. A tidy yard is a harbinger of spring.