When selling your home in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, or Edmonton areas, you need to put your best foot forward. You want all potential buyers to believe your home is worth every penny you’re asking for. Here are some of the best tips when it comes to staging your home for sale.
De-Personalize Your Home: Buyers want to picture themselves living in your home. Brightly coloured walls, toys and family pictures can make it hard for a potential buyer to visualize “what could be”. Remove all family photos, and, if necessary, paint walls a neutral, warm colour. Open the windows and let the sun shine in!
De-Clutter and Freshen Up: You want your home to be in top notch condition for all potential buyers. Make sure your kitchen countertops are clean and clear of small appliances. Ensure that all kitchen linens and all house linens are clean and tidy. Ripped screen? Paint chips? Time to fix all the little things you’ve been putting off.
Furniture: Place your furniture to create focal points in your room. If necessary, rearrange your furniture so that your rooms appear bigger, this could mean moving couches and chairs away from walls so that the traffic flow from one room to the next appears more natural. Don’t overcrowd rooms – storage space sells!
Building a Memorable First Impression: New paint and new window coverings can help freshen up any room. Out-dated cabinets? Try staining them instead of replacing them. Animals can be a turnoff to some home buyers – make sure to keep any evidence of your critters under wraps. Be extra vigilant when vacuuming and washing, and steam clean all carpets. Make sure all extra loved pet toys are hidden during scheduled tours.
Curb Appeal: Curb appeal is your potential buyers first impression of your home. Make sure your house siding is clean, including eavestroughs, and all repairs are in order. Ensure your windows are sparkling, grass is trimmed, or snow is shoveled. Add some colour by placing plants and flowers along the walk way or by the front door, leading up to a clean and inviting door mat. Breathe some new life into a worn patio or deck with a little bit of paint. Don’t forget to stage outdoors.
As always, if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, or the Edmonton areas, feel free to contact us. We’d love to help you!