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5 Of The Most Practical Touches You Can Add To The House You Are Putting Up For Sale
Posted on Sun, 30 Apr 2017, 01:00:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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If you are looking at having to sell your incredible Canadian home for another, then you may be wondering what you can do to help with the sale of the house. Maybe you have a need to move quickly. Maybe you are just excited for the next stage in your life. Maybe you need the money from this sale to buy the next house that you will move into. Whatever the case may be, you certainly want to do what you can to ensure that your home sells in a timely manner and with as few hitches as possible.

Here are 5 of the most practical touches you can add to your house before you put it up for sale:

 5 Of The Most Practical Touches You Can Add To The House You Are Putting Up For Sale

Paint The Bathroom

If you paint nothing else in your home, paint the bathroom. It is imperative that the bathroom in your home look and smell as clean and fresh as possible. This is the one room in your house that you do not want your potential buyers to think is lived in. Think of painting your bathroom with light pale colors that prove that your bathroom is clean.


Leave Fresh Baked Goods On The Counter

If you are simply opening up your home for potential buyers to view, then make sure that you have freshly baked something delicious before the potential buyers walk through the doors. Leave a tray of cookies, brownies, or cupcakes on the counter and let your sales representative and potential buyers know that they are welcome to those goodies. They may not choose to take them, but the smell will be something that they cannot resist. They will be able to smell themselves baking in that kitchen.


Stage The Yard

Do you have a beautiful front yard, back yard, and/or patio? Then play these places up. Set out a table with a few chairs, potted plants, and charming yard ornaments. Make sure that your flower gardens are all weeded and the flowers are all pruned. Sweep up loose leaves and cut the grass. If you already have landscaping in the yard, then make sure that it is clean and easily traveled. You want your potential buyers to see themselves working in the garden, sitting out on nice warm days, and taking a leisurely stroll through the yard to release stress.


Make Sure The House Is Clean And Staged

If nothing else, make sure that you have cleaned the house to the maximum amount possible if you and your family are still living there. This is the one time in your life where you will want to shove all of the miscellaneous items into your closets and hope that they don’t pop open. If you cannot afford to hire a professional to come in and stage your house, then do research and stage the house yourself. This could be as simple as shampooing the carpets, making the beds, and placing a clean set of dishes on the table. Try your best to hide every cord, every shoe, and all clothing. You want your potential buyers to feel as though they have walked into a department store.


Place A Potted Plant Inside The Front Entrance Way

You can place this potted plant inside of the house in the front entrance way or outside of the house on the porch in the front entrance way. Either way, you want your house to feel in-tune with nature while still maintaining a clean and contemporary look.

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Paintings on your walls
Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2015, 11:05:00 AM  in Home selling tips
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When selling a house, the visual art you have on display can make a difference to potential buyers. That's why before hitting the market, every home seller should take some time to pay attention to what's hanging on the walls.

Most sophisticated home sellers realize that proper staging is critical. The better a house is staged, the faster a good offer is likely to come in. That's because good staging affects the way a buyer feels while inside a house. If you can win over a buyer's feelings, you’re much more likely to entice them into wanting the house.

What defines good staging? Well, staging means different things to different people, but in general, good staging is simply defined as staging that produces results. To some Realtors, good staging simple means de-cluttering the environment and keeping the house clean. Other agents offer complete overhaul services to their clients, in which a rooms, or multiple rooms, or even an entire house are completely redecorated by professional designers.

The point of staging is simply to give the buyer a visual sense of the best the house can be. By arranging furniture in a particular way you can control the traffic pattern of the house and thereby encourage buyers to travel through the space in a way that builds excitement. By filling the space with certain aromas and by displaying particular objects in a certain fashion you can inspire buyers to feel a certain way.

Basically, staging is an art. And an important part of that art, is the art.paintings

Even though most people aren’t serious art collectors, almost everyone hangs something on their walls. The longer we live in a home, the more we become accustomed to what's hanging and the more we tend to make deeply personal artistic choices. Before you invite buyers into your home, here are some tips to consider when choosing what art to hang:

*Less Is More
Don’t let your artwork become part of the clutter. As with horizontal surfaces, walls can quickly become over utilized as display spaces. Choose sparse, simple wall decorations rather than covering the walls with complicated, salon-style groupings.

*Consider the Color Scheme
Choose artwork that compliments the color scheme of the entire room. You want the art to add to the overall sense of calm in the house.

*Consider the Subject Matter
Getting back to that sense of calm, choose artwork that isn't controversial or off-putting. Whatever your cultural, historical or artistic personal preferences may be, don't risk offending a buyer with artwork that's too bold.

*Consider the Room
Art can help connect people to the emotions that they are likely to feel while in whatever room they happen to be visiting. Many people connect food with feelings of happiness and love, so take care to use artwork in the kitchen that hints at those emotions. Use artwork in the bedrooms that inspires feelings of relaxation and calm. Use artwork in the family room, office or den that evokes a sense of thoughtfulness and intellect.

*Be Original
Ideally, don't hang anything on your walls that the buyer may have seen at the big box store earlier that day. There are numerous places in any town where you can go and acquire inexpensive, original artwork for your home. It's worth a small investment when selling your house to add this extra layer of aesthetic individualism to your listing.

*Protect Yourself
If you happen to own art that's valuable enough to be insured, use common sense and do not hang it on the walls while the house is on the market.


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