Prepare Your Home To Sell Quickly This Spring
Montrealers have a habit of going into hibernation mode during the winter months. Like a bear, the city takes the Winter to rest after the previous summer’s full belly. During Spring it finally comes out of its cozy cave energized and ready to take on a new summer. If you are energized and ready to put your house on the market then the following tips will be useful.
Follow these tips to make your home stand out from the rest and sell faster:
First and foremost, you need to dissociate yourself from your house and see it as a product. Your memories, your tastes in decorating and your opinion on the best features of your house may not coincide with those of potential buyers. And that’s okay because regardless of what attracted them in the first place, the fact that they are thinking of buying your property is all that matters.
Depersonalise + Declutter
Removing all the extra stuff cluttering surfaces in your home will make it easier for potential buyers to visualise living there. The less distractions from the product, the better.
A buyers emotions plays a big role in how they feel about a house they are visiting and a little dirt can turn someone off very quickly. Making sure windows, walls and floors are sparkling clean makes your home attractive to outsiders and won’t leave a lingering negative feeling.
Similarly, a loose tile, a missing kitchen cabinet knob, a worn down door frame can be little things to repair that smooth over the overall presentation of your home. Check moving items like doors that may not open or even fall off when visitors try and open them.
Repainting can be extremely beneficial! For example, a bright yellow can overwhelms the eyes and take away from the attractive features of a room. General rule of thumb, repainting loud colours with neutral tones will improve visitors’ experience of your home.
A simple tidying up of your front and back yard is important. Mow the grass, weed the garden, put away various items that may be lying around the yard.
Home staging in not a necessary step but can be extremely successful in certain situations. It can go from replacing a few pieces of wall art to staging every item in the property. The buyer can also have the option of purchasing the loaned furniture as well.
Are you thinking about selling your home and aren’t sure where to start? Contact me, Liane Wera, Real Estate Broker, for a free consultation or information session.