When your home goes on the market, it is always the goal to
see fast results. There are certain ways to get your house in good shape and
ready to sell. Here are five tips to follow to help your house sell as quickly
The first thing to do in your
home to get it ready for the market is to depersonalize it. Look around in each
room and remove all of the things that are personal to you and your family. As
buyers view your home they will be trying to visualize it being their own house
and that can be difficult if all they see is your family’s personal belongings.
So take out family photos, trophies and awards, vacation souvenirs, any
religious decor, etc., and save them for your next home!
All clutter must go! It is an
important step to make your home clutter free. You want to have clean and clear
countertops, tables, flat surfaces, floors, cupboards and closets in your home
to give the appearance of more space and have it easy on the eye.
3. Improve Curb Appeal
It is important to stage the exterior of your home too. The
outside appearance is the first impression people will have of your home and
often potential buyers will do a quick drive-by first to see if they feel the
home is worth viewing on the inside. Make sure your front door has a fresh coat
of paint on it, as well as repaint or stain your porch or deck if needed.
Powerwash the siding and walkways, and wash the windows.
4. Have it in "Move In" Condition
Nobody wants to buy a new house that requires tons of work and adding up all of the dollars that you will need to spend on fixing it up. First have your house immaculately clean, from the floors to the windows, make it shine and hire professionals if needed. Fix all the things that are broken and need sprucing up in your house.
5. Choose Neutral Colours
Think beige, cream and grey for example as colour choices in
your home. Bold and bright colours may be a turn-off for some people and it is
much easier to visualize it as their home with neutral tones, especially on the
Follow these steps to ensure that your house looks the best
it can when there are potential homebuyers walking through.