Are you ready to show your home to buyers? Preparing yourself and your property is a large part of the process. You need to know the facts about what is involved and how much each step will cost so there are no surprises. Below is the information you should be familiar with and act on to ensure the selling process is beneficial and goes as smoothly as possible.
If your property isn't prepared with the buyer in mind it's possible that they might not see the full value. In the industry we call this "staging" and if done properly your home should achieve about 5% more than it typically would have. A staged home also sells in half the time. Below are 10 easy steps that will help impress your buyers and earn the true value of your place.
Inhabit Vancouver is here to guide you through every step of the home selling process. From our knowledge of the Vancouver real estate market and vast experience dealing with property sales, we have compiled our top 10 list of home staging tips to help sell your property quickly and for its maximum value.
By removing all unnecessary furniture this improves traffic flow and opens sight lines, making the space seem larger. Think minimal and modern. Pick a single function for every space. If you have a small space, focus on necessities, such as living areas and dining areas.
Try and remove 50% of your things from bookcases, shelves, and closets. Keep only a few, high-style items, such as bookends, a vase (preferably with flowers), or a piece of artwork.
Items such as family photos, certificates, and trophies will inhibit your buyer's imagination. If buyers could afford it they would buy new. You want them to see how the space can be their own.
Visible problems make the buyer think there are hidden problems. Little repairs to faucets, damaged walls, switches, drawers, and doors will reassure them. If you aren't a handy man-or-woman, Home Depot's Home Improvement 1-2-3 is a great resource.
It is inexpensive, and can make a room much more inviting. Choose a palette of light, sophisticated and neutral tones. We suggest talking to a Benjamin Moore Colour Consultant www.benjaminmoore.ca
The exterior of your home is your first impression. Power wash driveways, walks, and walls. Rake yards, weed flowerbeds, and sweep porches.
Tending to basics like kitchens and bathrooms are important, but don't forget to clean windows, vacuum corners, and dust high ceilings for cobwebs!
In the rainy, yet lush, Pacific Northwest, light is a commodity. Open blinds, and install new light bulbs. New, energy-efficient light bulbs are not only great for the environment, but are bright offering high-wattage options.
Vacuuming carpets and upholstery does wonders, as does avoiding cooking strong smelling foods. Also, shortly before a showing, open windows to let in fresh air, and wipe surfaces like countertops using products with citrus scents, like Method Surface Wipes.
Buyers respond to houses that represent a lifestyle they aspire to. Find inspiration on our website, or at stylish new restaurants, luxurious spas, or chic hotels.
As Vancouver property marketing and real estate sales specialists, our Inhabit team will guide you through the entire home selling process and answer all your questions along the way. From preparing an impactful MLS listing and outstanding professional photography, to in-depth market analysis and offer negotiation expertise, our goal is to take the stress and hassle out of selling your home and ensure you get top value for your property in the shortest possible time. We pride ourselves on top quality, full-service and are available to you 24/7. Let us prove it to you, contact us below.
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