Listing your house for sale can be very exciting. The way your house looks will directly impact how quickly and for how much your house sells for.
Take a bit of time and get your house ready for sale. Consider it a make over that will leave a lasting impression on potential buys. Here are 8 simple and inexpensive tips to prepare your house for sale:
1. CLEAN UP
After a long winter, your lawn might been a bit of TLC. Rake up any leaves and branches that are on the yard.
2. GREEN UP
Curb appeal is the first impression your house will make with potential buyers. Pick up some fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. Nitrogen helps green your grass up quickly!
3. PAINT THE FRAMES
Over time your door frame get grimy and dull. Brighten up your walls with a fresh coat of white paint on your door frames.
4. FRESH FLOWERS
Make a room feel more like home with a fresh bouquet of flowers. It will also brighten up the room and make it small nice.
5. REPLACE THE BURN OUTS
Replacing burnt out light bulbs will bright up your home. It also looks much better and is more appealing to potential buyers.
It settles everywhere! Especially on shelves and any flat surface that doesn’t get used very often. Use a stool and get above eye level, that will give you a great vantage point to get rid of dust.
7. CLEAR THE AIR
Be mindful of the smell in your home. Smells can come from so many places including cooking, pets and teenagers! Open the windows and air the place out, light a candle and plug in an air freshener.
8. MEET WITH A REALTOR
Not just any realtor but a local qualified realtor. They will help you gain local insights and strategies on how to get your house ready for the market. Plus a walk through of your house will allow them to give you their opinion on what maters most when selling.
When you are ready, Kevin would love to sit down and help you put a person real estate strategy together. Give him a call at (905) 715-2654.
With some attention to the details and a few hours of work, your house will invite potential buys in and leave them wanting to make you an offer!