Your Home for Sale
showing your home to potential Buyers, you will want to make sure it's in tip-top
condition. An attractive, well-kept home generally has a better chance of selling
a little faster, and at a potentially higher price.
exterior and interior improvements can add value to your home and need not require
a large renovation bill. Think back to what first attracted you to your home;
now determine how best to highlight and improve your home's best features. Here
are a few ideas to help you perk-up your home's appearance. I will guide you as
to what types of improvements make the most sense. Here are a few suggestions:
- an inviting exterior ensures that potential buyers will inspect the interior.
- Keep lawns and gardens
garage and porch areas are free of clutter and refuse
loose siding or pavement
any damaged roof shingles, eaves troughs or cracked windows
windows, gutters, mailbox and doors
loose shutters or awnings
- you can do a lot to improve the inside of your home without spending a great
deal of money. Two primary areas to keep in mind are the kitchen and bathroom.
- Ensure kitchen and bathrooms
are sparkling clean
dripping facets and shower heads
clean or replace carpets if necessary
clean every room in the house, removing all clutter
dingy walls or kitchen cabinets with a neutral colour
worn or outdated countertops and cracked light-switch plates
any items (like chandeliers) that won't be included in the sale of the home
the more effort put into the initial clean up, the easier it will be to keep your
home looking its best for when I bring prospective Buyers. As well, keep in mind
that rooms that are too cluttered will give the impression that they're much smaller
than their true size. Try to create a feeling of spaciousness when conducting
a courtesy to buyers, leave the house while the Realtor is conducting a showing
- Keep pets out
of the way - preferably out of your house during the showing
that every room is tidy, well aired and adequately lit
away Don't keep money, jewelry and small valuables in plain sight during a showing
- Open drapes
to maximize natural light
all stairways and hallways clear
finishing touches like fresh flowers and candles
following these relatively simple tips, you'll feel proud of your home and potential
purchasers are sure to appreciate its beauty.
& Tips for Successfully Selling Your Home
Out What Your Home is Worth...
the market is constantly changing, get an up to date evaluation.
You Sell Your Home Yourself... the important questions you need
Steps to Selling Your Home... find
out the most important steps in planning the sale of your home.
Your House Right... determining your "asking price" is the most
important step in preparing your house for sale.
Does Assessed Value Relate to the Market Value of Your Home? ... find
out the difference between the two.
is the MLS... one of the most important tools used for selling
Your Home for Sale... selling your home faster and for a potentially
You Will See When Selling Your Home... understanding all of the
Costs... don't forget about closing costs when you are selling your home.