You've decided to sell your home, now what? This is a big decision, but I can help! Here are my top tips for preparing your home for a successful sale.
Consider a pre-listing home inspection - Getting an inspection before listing your home will make sure there are no surprises when a potential Buyer comes along. You’ll have the opportunity to make repairs (maybe ones you didn’t know you needed to do!) or price your home accordingly. This shows transparency and can be a negotiating tool for you.
Complete minor touch ups and repairs - Even if you didn’t get a pre-listing inspection, you can still do a “once over” of the home and make sure everything is in proper working order. Fix leaky faucets, change lightbulbs, patch any dings or scratches in the walls, etc.
Consider repainting - Repainting your home a neutral colour can help appeal to a wider Buyer pool. It makes it more inviting and easier for a Buyer to imagine themselves living there. It helps boost the potential Buyers’ first impression.
Clean and declutter - It’s important to do a deep clean, then maintain it. Declutter the surfaces and main spaces (put everything away - the less on the counter, the better) and depersonalize your home in preparation for a sale. Your home will be looking it’s best!
Price it right - Pricing your home is crucial for a successful sale. Pricing the home too high could deter potential buyers and cause the sale to take longer than it should have. Pricing the home too low may get you a quick sale, but you could be leaving money on the table. It’s important to have a pricing strategy that reflects the current market conditions and comparable homes.
Hire a realtor - Having a realtor you can trust will result in a successful sale. Your realtor will guide you through the process as well as provide expertise on pricing your home, preparing your home, marketing strategies, and negotiations.
Contact me for a copy of my Seller’s guide with more tips on how to prepare your home for a successful sale!