Tuesday, October 11, 2016
House and Home Buying and Selling
When your home goes on the market, it is always the goal to see fast results. There are certain ways to get your house in good shape and ready to sell. Here are five tips to follow to help your house sell as quickly as possible.
De-personalize: The first thing to do in your home to get it ready for the market, is to de-personalize it. Look around in each room and remove all of the things that are personal to you and your family. As buyers view your home they will be trying to visualize it being their own house and that can be difficult if all they see is your family’s personal belongings. So take out family photos, trophies and awards, vacation souvenirs, any religious decor, etc., and save them for your next home.
De-clutter: All clutter must go! It is an important step to make your home clutter free. This again will help buyers be able to see the space and picture themselves in it. You want to have clean and clear countertops, tables, flat surfaces, floors, cupboards and closets in your home to give the appearance of more space and have it easy on the eye.
Improve Curb Appeal: It is important to stage the exterior of your home too. The outside appearance is the first impression people will have of your home and often potential buyers will do a a quick drive-by first to see if they feel the home is worth viewing on the inside.
Make sure your front door has a fresh coat of paint on it, as well as repaint or stain your porch or deck if needed. Power wash the siding and walkways, and wash the windows.
The landscaping needs to be in good shape and keep all bushes and your lawn well manicured.
Have it in "Move In" Condition: Nobody wants to buy a new house that requires tons of work and adding up all of the dollars that you will need to spend on fixing it up.
First have your house immaculately clean. From the floors to the windows, make it shine and hire professionals if needed. Fix all the things that are broken and need sprucing up in your house. Small repairs such as the leaky faucet and spots that need paint touch ups, etc.
Choose Neutral Colours: Think beige, cream and grey for example as colour choices in your home. Bold and bright colours may be a turn off for some people and it is much easier to visualize it as their home with neutral tones, especially on the walls.