Seller's Guide » Preparing your home for sale
Are you thinking of selling your home? Before your REALTOR®begins showing your home, 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.
Minor 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. Consult with your REALTOR®to see what types of improvements make the most sense.
Start with the outside: an inviting exterior ensures that potential buyers will inspect the interior.
The inside story: 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
Remember, the more effort put into the initial clean up, the easier it will be to keep your home looking its best for visits from your REALTOR®with 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 your spruce-up.
Ask your REALTOR®for his or her checklist to better prepare you for a showing or an open house. By following these relatively simple tips, you'll feel proud of your home and potential purchasers are sure to appreciate its beauty.