5 Of The Most Practical Touches You Can Add To The House You Are Putting Up For Sale
Sunday, 30 April 2017, 01:00:00 PM
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:
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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