5 Tips to a High Sale Price
Who doesn’t want to get the most out of their investment? You’ve worked hard for your home and it deserves to be viewed in the most dynamic way possible. These 5 inexpensive recommendations will give your home an instant face-lift and thus achieving big returns on your property.
Make a list and collect all the unwanted and unused furniture and appliances, odds and ends you’ve been saving for a rainy day. Ask yourself if you have ever used these items in the last 3-5 years and if the answer is no, it’s time to make a move and get something out of it. Organize a Garage Sale or post these unwanted items on craigslist or kijiji. Your unwanted items can be some else’s great purchase.
Clear out every closet and the garage. Keep only the items you need. Your home will look spacious and inviting.
Walk through your house and make a list of all the things that need maintenance. Turn on every faucet, check every light bulb, look for cracks on the walls, stains on the carpet, leaky roof, tighten loose doorknobs, make sure windows and doors open and close smoothly. Buyers notice these things. It’s vital that your home looks and feels like it’s in great condition before the For Sale Sign goes up.
- REFINE INTERIOR
After a couple years of living it’s natural for your walls to lose its luster and appeal. You’ll be amazed at how dynamic your home will look with a fresh coat of paint and how much more value it can add. Use neutral colours. Not every room must be painted but consider the rooms that need it most. Pay close attention to the kitchen and bathrooms for these rooms are two of the most important areas in a home. Also, pay close attention to your exterior trim, stairs and banisters. When these items are spruced up, your home will look good as new. Set aside the leftover paint for the new owners.
- REFINE EXTERIOR
The exterior of your house is the first impression and you want it to be a great one! Tend to your lawn and garden. Plant fresh flowers and trim the hedges. Your driveway and walkway should be cleared and easy to walk through.
Now that all your clutter and useless items are cleared, it’s time to polish your home. Clean your house from top to bottom. The floors, counters, bathrooms, make sure your beds are made properly and all dishes are washed and put away. The challenge will be to keep it this way. Potential buyers can stop by on short notice so it’s the entire families responsibility to upkeep during the viewing process at all times.
When your home is clean, refined and organized YOU WILL see a great return on your property.