Check out these tips on preparing a home for sale that will help you to increase the value and have fabulous listing photos so that buyers will want to put your home on their must-see list. Your home only gets one chance to make a first great impression!
First impressions are so important, which is why simple tasks like power washing the siding, replacing house numbers, and refreshing the mulch in the landscaping go a long way in getting potential buyers to the front door. (Speaking of which, replacing the front door wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.)
LED Lights Lead the Way. The best way to highlight your listing is, quite literally, to increase the lighting. Swap out all regular bulbs with LED alternatives and watch your listing instantly get an upgrade.
The Living Areas
Nothing makes a showing go south faster than stained carpet or odd smells. Sure, carpet can be replaced by the new owners, but why lessen the chance of making a sale by having your sellers list the home as-is? Replacing the carpet with luxury vinyl planks is an easy and affordable upgrade, plus it increases the perceived value and does away with many “lived in” or pet-induced odors.
Also help your sellers reconsider their wall colors. Bright orange, peach, mint green – we’ve seen it all, and we’ve also seen potential buyers’ raised brows in reaction. Repainting with neutral colours – white, off-white, or a complex cream – will give the room a fresh, modern aesthetic.
The Bathroom and Kitchen
If a buyer is unsure how old your listing is, all they need to do is assess the kitchen and bathroom. Square tiles, builder grade cabinets and vanities, chunky tubs, laminate counter tops – everything screams, “Remodel me!”… but you know that isn’t an option.
Here’s what you can do, instead:
- Install bigger mirrors in the bathroom to maximize the light
- Scour the shower door / replace the shower curtain with a white fabric shower curtain
- Remove all clutter from kitchen and bathroom counter tops
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23% of buyers will overlook flaws... If the home is staged well. Staging should never conceal a home’s issues but should always highlight its best and most marketable features.