by Kent Braaten
on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 10:02am.
PAINT THE INTERIOR Most buyers appreciate a fresh coat of paint. This helps to enhance your property’s value, brighten rooms, and give a clean, fresh appearance. Focus on softer neutral shades. These colours make rooms feel larger and appeal to a wider group of potential buyers.
PAINT THE EXTERIOR Curb appeal is important. Stick with soft light neutral colors. Try to stay away from loud or bright colours that may not appeal to others.
CLEAN UP THE YARD First impressions make a huge impact on potential buyers. A few hours of raking, cleaning and picking up odds and ends could add a great deal of value to your home.
LET IN THE LIGHT When everything is in tip-top shape and ready to show, let as much natural light in as you can by opening blinds and draperies.
DE-CLUTTER Make the house appear more spacious and comfortable. Rooms with too much furniture or decoration can often detract from the showing of your home. Too much décor can make rooms look smaller, and potentially hurt your chances of selling. Store unnecessary furniture and knick-knacks while in the process of selling.
PRICE CORRECTLY Many buyers have the idea that they can always come down in price. They can also feel that if a home has been listed too long, there must be something wrong with it. Most agents will tell you that the most activity occurs during the first two to three weeks of the original listing date. After a few weeks, the activity will begin to taper off and showings cease. Price your home right at the beginning to help get the most activity and a quicker sale.
POLISH THE FLOORS Getting your carpets cleaned, or hardwood floors waxed or polished is an inexpensive way to add a lot of appeal to potential buyers.
HIRE A STAGING COMPANY If possible, hire a staging company to maximize your home’s appeal.
PURCHASE NEW LINENS AND TOWELS This can instantly update the look of the bathroom area, and make the space feel clean and fresh.