Tips for Selling Your Home

Ready To Sell Your Home And Move On? I Can Help!

I have the expertise, experience and knowledge you need to help you sell your home quickly and successfully.  It all begins long before you open your home to showings.  You need to see your home like a prospective buyer.  To do that, you need to look at both the inside and outside with a fresh perspective.  If you follow these simple steps, you will be helping to set the stage for a property that shows great to potential buyers.


Letting Go Of Clutter

Having a home that is cluttered can result in many outcomes that could potentially frustrate you as a seller.  To prospective buyers, the better the home shows, the more they feel if they don't make a move quickly they could lose them the home. 


New Perspective

As a Professional Agent, who has been through 1000's of homes, I can help you with a new perspective to ensure your home shows it's VERY BEST!!!


Remove Personal Items

Put away your personal, confidential, meaningful items in the home, these only add to distracting a potential buyer from what they really need to be viewing. 


Clean & Clear

Let me, help you, to make the home looked staged but without the dollar value that comes with a staged home. Light and bright homes appeal, and as a Buyer, at some point, you will likely agree.  At the end of the day, buyers want to see the home, for what they can make of it, not what you have done, as peoples taste can vary quite a bit.  


Create Ease of Movement

Flow is essential, you need to create movement that allows for a potential purchaser to move through your house easily. 


Show Off

If you have it flaunt it, show what you have show what is unique to your home and show what might be the difference between your home and a neighbor selling on the street or in the community. 


Quick Fixes And TLC

Somethings can be worth the time and effort, others are not. Let me help you distinguish between the two. Purchasers want to know that you have maintained your home the same way that they plan on doing so. 


List of items that should be handled prior to listing....

Bathrooms

Clean, Clean, Clean... Nothing is less appealing then a dirty bathroom during a showing.  As Ensuring that everything is in working order will always be a plus.. 


Doors and Windows

A Must clean, paint or fix.  Your front door is a curb appeal feature, on occasion it's the first thing a prospective buyer may look at. At the very least this is where they enter your home, the better it looks, the better the first impression.  Have your windows cleaned, have hardware usable, creates more light, and buyers love light and bright throughout a home.  It shows pride of ownership, these are minor dollar values, in reality they are more a sweat equity feature that can go along way.    


Walls and Floors

A fresh coat of paint instantly transforms a space, helping it to look neat, clean, and up-to-date. Always fix obvious wall imperfections like cracks and nail holes, before painting. Steam clean carpets and runners, and repair any chipped or loose floor tiles.


Atmosphere

Be mindful of the odours left behind by pets and smokers and consider using an environmentally friendly room fragrance to neutralize unpleasant scents. Replace light bulbs and add light fixtures in dark hallways, including basements, garages and closets.


Curb Appeal – Drive By Success!

First impressions can be everything. Many people simply drive by a listing and make a decision based on your home’s curb appeal.  Don’t forget the importance of creating a well-manicured entryway – to entice potential buyers. Maintaining a neat and attractive exterior to your home will show buyers that you take pride in your property.


Here Are A Few Tips...

Landscaping

Consider planting a few bushes and colourful mature flowers to create an eye catching display. Ensure that your lawn is well manicured: mowed, watered and void of brown spots.


Front Door

Look critically at your front entrance: does the door or the porch railing cry out for a fresh coat of paint? Polish the door handle and invest in a new welcome mat.


Front Porch

If it’s spring or summer, plant colourful containers to flank your entrance. If it’s autumn, rake leaves. During winter, clear the snow and ice from your walkway. Whatever the season, look closely to determine if any repairs are needed. All loose cement or rotting wood should be replaced.


Shine On

Many serious buyers will want to drive by your home after the sun goes down. Remember to ensure that all outdoor light bulbs are turned on in order to show your home in its best light.


Scott Henry
Scott Henry
REALTOR®