Moving can be exciting and over-whelming all at the same time. It requires careful planning so the transition is smooth for the entire family. From simple exterior updates to add curb appeal to staging your home like a pro, we'll help you sell your home quickly and efficiently.
When prospective buyers look at your home they want to see themselves living in it, not fixing it. There are many quick and simple options for properly prepping your home for sale - also known as staging. While staging sounds daunting and expensive, we've broken it down for you into more manageable steps...
It's not simply about putting away the shoes at the front door or cleaning up the dog hair, it's about getting rid of the years of accumulated items. Either store, sell, or give away items, scrub the walls or apply a fresh coat of paint, then ensure you're starting with a blank slate.
Your art collection and family portraits may be your favourite thing to look at throughout your home, but to potential buyers, they can be very distracting. With that in mind, choose simple artwork.
The exterior of your home is the first thing prospective buyers see. Make it shine - clean up, paint, or replace the entry door and ensure the hardware gleams. Mow the lawn, weed the gardens, place some nice flowers at the door in the summer months. In the winter, keep the paths clear and salted.
Our homes are so well used every day, we often don't see the difference makers. Spend some time and slowly walk through your home, stopping to assess each room as a buyer might. How can you make the space larger by shifting furniture? What personal items need to be removed and stored away? Would new hardware make your kitchen cabinets more appealing? Maybe try the Transformations line of products to revitalize your cupboard doors. Is the vanity in the bathroom in need of replacement? Are your colours too bold?
Neutral décor makes every space more inviting, and although your daughter loves her fuchsia bedroom, a potential buyer may have difficulty seeing beyond the colour. Now is not the time to paint that blue accent wall either - use throw pillows and area rugs to add pops of colour.
Dark spaces make everything seem smaller, so lighten it up. Switch out old light fixtures, add new table or floor lamps, and swap out heavy window treatments to bring new light into the room.
You've made some great changes and showings are scheduled, now what? Tidy up your kitchen cabinets, your fridge, the garage, and the unfinished basement. Change out all the towels in the bathrooms and the kitchen, add a floral arrangement in the dining room or foyer, empty all garbage cans and take out the trash. Welcome the new owners and put the SOLD sign on the lawn.