Considering putting your home on the market in the Spring?  There is no time like the present to start preparing!
Depending on your home, preparing it to sell can be very time consuming.  If you are considering putting your home on the market in the spring, now is the time to start getting it ready to sell.  Major changes like remodeling your kitchen or bathroom isn't necessary to sell your home.  If your kitchen or bathrooms are outdated, consider whether spending the time and money to overhaul them would be a good return on your investment.  The most conservative approach to selling an older home is to price it accordingly.  Even if you don't need any major changes, there are some small changes you can make that will have a great impact on how well your home sells!
Updating the flooring, adding some fresh paint, de-cluttering, and a deep cleaning can go a long way to making your home look appealing. Begin by assessing what needs to be done.  If you are going to be updating your flooring make sure you allow time for selecting the flooring and time for the installation.
A fresh coat of paint is always recommended.  This will do wonders for the overall look and feel of your home.  If you are going to hire a professional painter, allow time to for estimates and scheduling.  Your schedule may not always correspond with the professionals.  Be patient and start early in the year so you do not become frustrated with rescheduling.  Colors selection alone can be very time consuming alone and a good paint job takes more time than just putting on a coat of paint.  Allow enough time to make sure the job gets done right.
De-Cluttering your home will improve the way it shows to potential buyers!  When your home is being shown you can rest assured that they will open your closets and cabinets.  So, even the “hidden” areas need to be de-cluttered and presentable.  Yes, this would even include your garage!  You may want to rent a storage unit to remove items from view or you can have a portable storage unit brought to your home.  Just remember, you will need a day or even a week lead time for the delivery, loading, and then removal of the storage unit to the storage facility.
The cleaner your home is the better is shows!   If possible, you might hire a professional to deep clean your home including baseboards, return air vents, tile grout at showers, ovens, etc.  A professional window washer that would do the indoors and out will bring a sparkle which helps make your home look fresh and new. 
Setting deadlines will help you accomplish a lot of things in a timely manner.   The spring market is a hot selling time and you don't want to miss it!  Getting your home in condition to sell early is very important.  Accomplishing even minor changes can take several weeks or even months.  It pays to be prepared.  A fantastically clean, well presented home will not only give you peace of mind but will lead to increased traffic.  The greater the traffic equals the better chance of selling your home.