Even if you think your home doesn’t need any improvements, with today’s buyers looking for all the bells and whistles in a home, it may get overlooked.
How can you make your home stand out on the market?
It doesn’t have to cost a lot (or anything!) to have your home in tip top shape to garner the interest of potential buyers. Here are some things you should consider doing before putting your home on the market.
Getting rid of unsightly items or putting them into storage is a completely free way to make your home more appealing to buyers. It costs nothing but time, and can make a huge difference between getting your home sold, or having it sit on the market for months.
After decluttering, it’s also a good idea to consider getting your home professionally cleaned. Potential buyers will notice small details, and even a small mess that would normally not be a big issue could be a turn off and red flag to someone who could’ve ended up purchasing your home. Keeping it in pristine condition will help ensure your home sells, and you’re not inadvertently turning interested buyers away.
Replacing old windows with new ones can drastically help improve the energy efficiency of your home - a good selling feature for potential buyers. It can also make things look cleaner and improve the view, all things that will help sell your home quicker.
Improve the exterior
The exterior is the first thing buyers will see when they drive up to view your home. If it’s unsightly, it won’t matter how beautiful the inside looks. The good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a lot to spruce up the front of your home and make it presentable. Consider hanging up flower baskets, or, if you have the time, planting some flowers in the garden. Mowing the lawn and clearing up any debris from your yard is also an easy and cost-effective way to make your home more appealing. Also consider pressure washing your driveway. This can make it look a lot cleaner and improve the appearance of your home overall.
Freshen up the paint
Old paint can make the inside of your home look dull and drab. On the other hand, a new coat of paint can work wonders when you’re selling your home. It can cover up imperfections, and brighten up the inside making it feel warm and cozy, especially during darker days of the year. If you’re unsure of what colours will look appealing, we’re always here to help with every step of the home selling process. And, if we can’t, we can direct you to different resources in our vast network who can.
Replace carpet or damaged flooring
If there’s an area of your carpeting that’s looking worn, it’s a good idea to consider replacing it before putting your home on the market. No need to replace the whole thing - you can change out old patches of carpet, focusing on the part with the most significant damage.
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