Tips & Tricks – Preparing Your Home For Sale! Martino Property Group
Improve Your Landscaping.
Kerb appeal is crucial to a good first impression, so make sure your home’s lawn is immaculate. Trim your shrubs, weed your flower beds, fix any peeling paint and keep the walkway clear. Just adding a row of potted plants along the walkway or a cheerful wreath to your front door can make a big difference.
Clean the Outside.
A sloppy exterior will make buyers think you’ve slacked off on interior maintenance as well. Be sure to clean the gutters and pressure wash your home’s siding.
In a buyer’s market, you want your home to be in the best condition possible. Take care of major defects like broken windows or a leaky roof that could discourage buyers.
Make the Front Door Inviting.
A fresh coat of paint, especially in a colour that contrasts with the home, will make the front door stand out. Replace faded house numbers so buyers can see them from the kerb. Invest in a new welcome mat. Let buyers know they’re invited into your home.
Remove Clutter & Depersonalise.
Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items.
Organise Closets & Drawers.
Messy closets give the appearance that your home doesn’t have enough storage space. You want buyers to focus on how awesome your space is, not how messy it looks. Banish those piles of shoes from the entry, that stack of mail from the kitchen table and anything else that detracts from your home’s gorgeous features.
Make Every Surface Shine.
From ceiling fans to floors and everything in between, clean your home until it sparkles. Open up all the windows to let in natural light and add floor or table lamps to areas that are dim. A bright, cheery room looks bigger and more inviting.
Take Colour Down a Notch.
You might like your lime-green bedroom, but it may sour buyers. Paint your walls a neutral colour that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Eliminate bad odours.
Hide the litter box and spray air neutralizer throughout your home. When showing the home, fill it with inviting smells by putting out fresh flowers and baking a batch of cookies.
Keep the Décor Simple.
To help buyers imagine themselves in your space, get rid of any art or décor that might turn off people with different tastes. Get rid of personal items. Buyers want to be able to envision themselves in your home, so remove anything overly personal, like family photos in the hallway or your kids’ artwork on the fridge.
Bring Nature Inside.
Potted plants or a few pretty flowers in a vase can help bring energy into a home, fill in empty corners and even draw attention to features you want buyers to notice. Just make sure the plants are in good health.
Give Each Room a Purpose.
That spare room you’ve been using as an office/guest room /dumping ground won’t help sell your home unless you show buyers how they can use it themselves. So pick a use (office, guest room, crafts room) and clearly stage the space to showcase that purpose.
Close the Toilet!
When it comes to both showing and photographing your home, this little trick can make a surprising difference.
We hope you liked all our Tips & Tricks – Happy selling!
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