TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR SELL
IN HAMILTON ONTARIO
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Selling a home can be a challenging process. If you are thinking of listing your home here are some tips that might be helpful
* DETACHING YOUR EMOTIONS, DEPERSONALIZE.
If you haven’t detached yourself from your home, it’s difficult to see it as a product. However this is absolutely necessary in order to experience stressless selling.
Plus the goal is to create a space in which a potential buyer can envision himself and his family into. All the family photos, souvenirs and fridge magnets need to be pack away. This includes and especially applies to large framed portraits. Sometimes however you need to replace an empty place on the wall with different picture.
Some homes showcase some sort of personal collection. From the common doll or stuffed animal collection they all should be packed away. They are just a visual clutter for the buyer.
De-personalize your bathroom as well. All the tooth brushes personal cosmetics, robs etc. should be put away.
In real estate, buyers buy space. The more space you're able to show, whether it be living or storage space, the more you'll be able to sell for. Decluttering is the process of reclaiming the space in your house from years of collecting and storing.
* CLEAN AND ORGANIZE
The house before the listing needs to be clean from the top to bottom. Kitchen and bathrooms are also very important. Clean all your appliances and closets. Remove any evidence of your pets toys litter box etc.
* FURNISH EMPTY ROOMS
It is important to remember that people are buying homes not houses. Staging the empty rooms with furniture is crucial. The buyer will be able to visualize how to arrange the room. Plus nicely furnished rooms give the warm feeling. Sometimes you have to hire a professional staging company who can do the house furnishing.
Waldi and Margaret Niburski gives you a professional staging advice without extra cost when you decide to list your home with them.
* FIX MINOR REPAIRS
All the minor repair have to be done before you putting your house up for sale. Dripping faucets or a squeaky doors are always a big no. Repair any burned-out bulbs in your light fixtures.
* ILLUMINATE AND BRIGHTEN
Room full of light are warm and inviting. Nobody wants to move into dark and gloomy house. Open all your blinds and clean all the windows. During the showing keep all the lights on even during the day. Adding some extra lighting is always a good idea. For instance under cabinet lights and some accent lighting.
If the house needs painting you should do so. Bright and neutral is the way to go. It makes the property to look cleaner and cared for. The popular view is that paint is worth $20 in the can but $200 on the wall.
*SPARK YOUR BUYER IMAGINATION
Light the fire in the fireplace. Set the dinner table. If you have the artificial flowers replace them with the fresh ones. If the furniture is worn store it and rent something new. Make sure that the entrance to the house is as nice as possible. Get a new welcome mat, paint the exterior door and get rid of shoes, boots and coats that might clutter the front entrance. In the bedrooms make the beds and if your bed covers and linens are worn replace them with the new ones. In the bathrooms clean the counters no personal cosmetics just some nice candle holders and fresh beautiful towels. In the kitchen clean off the counters. Hide all the small appliances. Make everything sparkly clean.
The appearance of your house and so called first impressions are absolutely critical to potential buyers. Taking care of the exterior of your property is very important. Adding attractive landscaping can add some value to your home. So just cutting the lawn, removing yard debris and brightening the garden with some fresh shrubs and flowers is move in a right direction. Repair and paint if necessary fence and deck. Fix damaged roof shingles and flashing as well as gutters and downspouts. Clean all windows replace broken ones and fix the screens. Make sure that outside light and doorbells work and clean the garage and garden shed.
*THINK BIG POOL OF BUYERS. DON'T BE TOO UNIQUE
During renovations keep it simple and neutral. Unusual decor and dark strong paint color may limit your pool of buyers.
Selling your home is an emotional experience so let the professionals take care of it. Waldi and Margaret Niburski will assist You all the way and take the burden off your shoulders. When thinking of selling in Hamilton Ontario contact top producing team Waldi and Margaret Niburski.