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8 Steps to Prepare your House For Sale!
1. Depersonalize your home
Remember, you want buyers to walk through your house and feel like it’s their home, not yours! People just don’t have good visual imagination. They won’t see past your cluttered wall of family portraits, your collection of curl- ing trophies or your ‘eccentric’ home decor. These things are guaranteed to prevent buyers from emotionally placing themselves in your home. Remove everything that’s too much about you, and ask your Representative from EDGE REALTY SOLUTIONS for help deciding what really needs to be put away!
2. Get rid of the clutter
Your house will feel a lot bigger and more inviting when you get rid of all the non-essential stuff lying around your house. Clear out those closets, remove bulky, unused fur- niture and rearrange the remaining pieces to make the best use of space. Fight your inner-pack rat at every turn. If you haven’t used something in the past year, toss it, do- nate it to charity or sell it in a yard sale. The whole point of listing your house for sale is because you want to move! Decluttering now will make it easier when moving day comes!
3. Clean everything
Cleaning is the single most cost effective way to make your home more attractive to buyers. Floors, windows, walls, doors, baseboards… everything! Give extra care and attention to the two most important rooms in a buyer’s mind: bathrooms and kitchens. Once it’s clean, keep it clean! You never know what time or what day your ideal buyer will visit.
4. Your hidden problems
You must disclose any major problems that won’t be obvious to potential buyers. A basement that floods every spring, a shower that backs up when someone flushes the
toilet, unsafe wiring… let your Representative from EDGE REALTY SOLUTIONS know everything and discuss your options. Denying problems now will lead to a much bigger problem later, often in the form of a lawsuit. People love honesty and many buyers are happy to fix a problem if your
home’s price is adjusted fairly.
5. Never underestimate the power of paint
Strong colours on the walls or wild wallpaper make it hard for buyers to imagine their furniture in your house.
Consider repainting your home in bright, neutral colours that will enhance a room’s size and look more inviting. Next to cleaning your home, paint is the most cost- effective way to increase your home’s appeal, and attract offers.
6. Add some beautifying touches
Replacing tattered old curtains with some fresh draper- ies may make a world of difference. Mirrors on the wall will
help rooms feel far bigger. A few new houseplants will add undeniable appeal. Pay special attention to the outside of your home. Trim the trees, weed the garden and consider planting a few new flowers. Your home needs to make a great first impression with some serious “curb appeal”. You don’t need to spend a fortune to make a big difference.
7. Weighing the cost of improvements vs. the potential return
Don’t get so carried away with prepping your home that you forget why you’re doing this, to get more money! Your Representative from EDGE REALTY SOLUTIONS can help you decide what to do and what not to do!
8. Repair as much as you can, within reason
Pretend like you are the buyer and identify anything that’s broken, half-finished or simply doesn’t work. Make a list and fix all the little things like leaky faucets, doors that squeak or don’t close properly, and small cracks/holes.