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Tips & Tricks to Make Your Home Selling-Ready

When it comes time to sell your home, it’s generally better to find a buyer sooner rather than later. The longer your house sits on the market, the worse it tends to fair. Fortunately, there are ways to make your home look more inviting to potential buyers. Here are just a few ideas to make your home selling-ready!

Inside Renovations can vary a lot in actual return. The fact is some renovations are simply better investments than others. When it’s time to sell your home, put your money into the ones that will benefit your sale the most. Of all the investments, new lighting has one of the best returns. New lights make rooms feel bigger and brighter. While you’re at it, take down any old window coverings. If you preferred your walls in interesting rather than neutral colours or if you haven’t painted in over two years, you’ll likely see a good return on repainting as well.

Potential buyers aren’t going to respond well if they walk into your home and immediately see things they want changed. For this reason, replacing floors with an affordable tile or hardwood will likely earn you money when you sell. For larger projects or room makeovers, kitchens and bathrooms are the best place to see your dollars spent come back when you sell.

Outside Your Home is the first thing a prospective buyer sees. It’s important that your outside draws people into your house. Trim trees, mow the lawn, and pull out any weeds. As affordable renos go, a freshly painted door, new mailbox, and new house numbers go a long ways for improving your home’s first impression.

Reno-free Help can also go a long ways if you don’t have a budget for larger changes. Clean, clean, clean! If you can, this might be the time to hire a professional cleaner to get into all the nooks and crannies. Any odd odors or stains are going to work against you, so get them all out! It’s time to catch up on all the chores that have been building up. Leaking faucets needs to be fixed, torn window screens should be replaced, any nicks or dents in high traffic areas should be repaired. Once the fixing is done, focus on the details. Air out the house, change the linens in the washrooms and bedrooms. Fresh flowers or fruit can make your kitchen feel welcoming and cheerful.

There are a lot of things you can do to help your home sell. Decluttering but leaving furniture and artwork to feature and highlight your home’s best areas is another easy way to sell your house quicker. Of course, all houses are different. If you want the best advice for your unique circumstance, working with an expert Calgary realtor is the way to go. If you have any questions about selling your Calgary home, call me today at (403) 660-5319.