How To Prepare Your House For Sale

When you’ve decided to sell your home, each second that passes seems to bring another item to add to your already lengthy to-do list. On top of quick changes between being a home buyer and home seller, you spend hours sorting through article after article explaining how you can quickly sell your home for top dollar, in an unrealistic time period
We understand that finding time to prepare your house for sale can sometimes feel like mission impossible. On top of having a RE/MAX agent there to help you through every step of the way, we’ve provided you with a list of the top five things to consider, to help ensure the transition from “For Sale” to “Sold” is a smooth one.

Maintenance: As a home owner, you are constantly being reminded about the seasonal maintenance items you need to tackle to ensure your home runs like a well-oiled machine. While it’s easy to let things like cleaning the gutters, painting the window frames, and power washing the siding fall to the wayside, checking them off your to-do list will pay off in the long run.

De-Clutter: The thing about de-cluttering when selling is that you can only put it off for so long. It’s either now when it will appeal most to buyers, or later when you are dealing with the added stress of your move.

Rent a Storage Unit: De-personalizing your home before selling will allow potential buyers to picture themselves in the space. Go through each room, and determine what should stay, and what would be better suited in a storage unit until you can re-introduce it into your new home.

Choose Neutral Colours: Adding a fresh coat of a muted, neutral paint will not only appeal to buyers, but will freshen up your homes interior and can provide a large return on your investment – up to 112%!

Know your Neighbourhood: Knowing what sells in your neighbourhood will give you a good indication of the type of improvements to consider when preparing your home for sale. Ask your RE/MAX Agent to help you look through comparable listings in your neighbourhood, and create a list of projects you can tackle within a realistic budget and time frame.

Now that you know the things to consider, all that’s left is to start doing them! Each of these five items seem like large, overwhelming tasks but we promise they will pay off in the long run when there is a sold sign proudly displayed on your front lawn.