Penny McCarroll, Sales Representative - 519.591.HOUSE  - Penny@KWhomes4you.com
TOP 10 PRIORITIES FOR PREPARING A PROPERTY FOR SALE:
Take into consideration of smells that linger in the house. Bacon, salmon, curry and garlic are just a few of the foods and seasonings that you should avoid when your house is on the market.
The first impression for a buyer will be lasting one, so show them that your house is worth moving into.
Make sure to remove any items that could be potentially disagreeable and pre-pack them. Buyers want to make an offer on a house that they can have a positive emotional connection with.
Up-to-date flooring is one of the top selling features that a buyer is looking for so invest in your equity and replace any worn or outdated flooring.
Furniture Placement & Lighting
Do you have balance in the room? This comes from making sure that size, scale, colour and lighting elements of your furniture and accessories are in harmony so one element does not overpower the room.
Preparing your home for sale is not just about the cosmetic side, but the structural side as well. When you have done everything from top to bottom, inside and out, your house will appraise well and more than likely sell faster than your competition.
Main Selling Rooms
Have you ever thought about which rooms are the most important to your buyers? When it comes to preparing your home, you need to consider how your buyer would view the rooms.
Buyers want to just move in and enjoy living there for a while before they decide if they want to change the paint colour. Selecting the right colours allows your buyer to emotionally connect with the house helping them to visualize living there.
Buyers want to move and continue working and living without a lot of interruptions or downtime. Your home will sell quickly if you impress them with a house that is move-in ready. Make sure to remove any items that could be potentially disagreeable and pre-pack them.
Updates and Repairs
When a buyer needs to invest money into a potential property, they will definitely reduce their offer price which is lost equity to you, the home owner. The majority of buyers are willing to pay more for a house that has been well looked after so show the buyers that your home is in turn key condition.
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