Everyone has their own reason for deciding to sell their home but one thing that remains consistent is the seller’s desire to receive the greatest value possible for their home. With that being said, here are a few tips to consider when looking for ways to add value to your home:
Renovating your home can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint or as intricate as refinishing your basement with new flooring. While updates will certainly be appealing to potential buyers, it is important to determine how much value will be added to the sale price of your home prior to moving forward with any renovations. It is at this stage that you should turn to a Royal LePage Burloak Sales Representative for assistance, as they will be able to provide you with a home valuation as well as the value of comparable sold properties in your neighbourhood. You may find that renovations could be beneficial in increasing the potential sale price of your home or you may be saved the trouble of expensive renovations if your home is ideal as is.
Enhancing Curb Appeal
Ensuring your home’s exterior looks its best while on the market is extremely important as this is the first impression for a potential buyer. It is recommended that you keep your lawn cut and raked, trim overgrown bushes or trees and consider adding a few brightly coloured flowers to your garden. Touch up any peeling or chipping paint around exterior windows and doors, stain your fence or deck if you think it needs some touching up, and most importantly, declutter your garage or shed in order to ensure it looks tidy and useful for storage when potential buyers view it.
Obtaining A Pre Listing Home Inspection
When navigating conditions following acceptance of an offer, the last thing you need is for the deal to fall through due to preventable circumstances. With advice from your Royal LePage Burloak REALTOR®, a home inspection may do wonders in keeping unfavourable surprises to a minimum. Typically, the buyer of your home will be the one to request a home inspection, however, taking the initiative and having one done yourself will allow you to get a head start on repairing items and may prevent you from having to lower your asking price or receiving lower offers.
Preparing To Sell
Placing your home on the market requires objectivity and a significant amount of preparation. Once you have decided to sell let one of our real estate sales professionals guide you through the process. They will:
- Outline improvements that you can undertake to sell your home faster and at the best possible price
- Suggest interior and exterior preparations for cleaning, repair and organization
- De-clutter and depersonalize your space to achieve the broadest appeal
- Arrange furniture to make rooms appear as spacious as possible
- Connect with professionals such as painters, cleaners, contractors, carpenters, repair people, home stagers, and more for assistance in preparing your home
- Create a mood ideal for showcasing your home such as playing relaxing background music, lighting a fire, adding plants and flowers, maximizing lighting and adjusting the temperature