When you’re selling your home, first impressions are everything. A prospective buyer will decide in a single glance if they want to consider purchasing your home, or even step inside and take a look. How does your home look at first glance? Stand on the sidewalk in front of your home and take a good long look. Do you like what you see? Will anyone else?
What you do with your front garden, walkway and entrance will help you tempt the most discerning househunter. Follow these guidelines to ensure your property has plenty of curb appeal.
When you’re selling your house or condo, you want to sell it fast and make as much money as possible. A good marketing plan can help you do that. Here’s how I will work with you to market your property. I will:
I believe that in addition to the house being ready for listing, I believe that the realtor should be equally prepared.
Prior to listing, I make suggestions on Preparing your Home for Sale and provide a full colour brochure with a check list. It is essential that the home be in ultimate condition possible. My primary suggestion is usually:
An immaculate home suggests a level of care for the whole property. From the exterior details to the interior of the closets, your buyer will form first impressions from the moment they approach your home. A front door that needs painting, a cluttered closet, a dripping faucet are all details that are noted by the buyer. It is off-putting to the client to notice a lack of cleanliness.
Now is the time to pack up your unneeded items. Donate or sell unwanted items. An uncluttered home looks larger and suggests space and storage. Furnishings, pictures and decorative items should be kept to a minimum. It will make your home look larger.
Paint is relatively inexpensive. I can suggest currently favourable colours and refer the names to designers and property stagers. Staging can look unauthentic. A qualified staging professional will make your home look liveable without the pretense. Setting the table and baking chocolate chip cookies for your open house does not impress a buyer. Fresh new white towels in an immaculate bathroom does.
I will go room by room with your or if you prefer, refer a qualified professional. It is money well spent and can increase your sale price dramatically.