Preparing your home for sale!
Yes, I'm recycling my own article however, sellers underestimate how crucial this process is. OK, not every seller! In addition, pricing your home accordingly is vital in getting qualified and motivated buyers through the door. This topic will be a seperate post! It needs to be!
Endless articles have been written about house prepping online and in newspapers/ magazines for quite some time now (big sigh....)
So this news is nothing new, it's not like I've cracked the Da Vinci code or split an atom however this info will serve as an easy reminder of the basic things a seller should consider to make their home more saleable.
Whether a potential seller is downsizing or upsizing, the opportunity to prepare a home for sale is a worthwhile one. It allows a seller to re-evaluate items that have fulfilled their function and need to be moved to greener pastures. (le:Goodwill, garage sales, content sales) Also editing belongings such as furniture, personal items, clothing, tools and the like can make a person feel less burdened by their "things" and allows them to have a slightly easier move when they actually move out of their home after their home has sold.
This may sound pretty straightforward however it's surprising how attached we are to items that we feel we don't need or use. It's usually helpful to have a third party guide one through the steps to take to unburden a home. We are always glad to help/ suggest which items large or small would benefit or hamper the selling process.The idea is to create a home that a buyer can potentially see themselves living in. The last thing anyone wants to do is to distract buyers with stuff. This defeats the purpose of allowing them to notice the unique and sometimes hidden features in a home.
Removing items such as personal photos, bills, paperwork, jewellery, small curios, piles of magazines, children's toys, excess clothing in closets and the like is a fine start. De-cluttering may involve more work then this as every home is different. In addition, some homes need some basic repair work and we are fortunate to be working with a reliable and skilled handyman that can fix anything! Some homes need a bit more attention then others however all is workable.
Once a home is de-cluttered and minor repairs made (if needed), it's easier to begin the staging process. Not everyone needs full-on staging as most items people already have in their home. From there, a lot of moving, tweaking and primping will go a long way.
If you are thinking of selling, allow us to show you how your home can shine in the most cost-effective way! No gimmicks, snake oil or high pressure anything!
Call us at 416-251-2999