Tips for get­ting your house ready to sell

Sackville Tribune - - REAL ESTATE -

De­cided to sell your house? Be­fore it’s listed, you’ll need to get it in tip-top shape. Here are some tips for mak­ing your home ap­peal to po­ten­tial buy­ers so that you can sell it quickly.

Think about curb ap­peal

First im­pres­sions are im­por­tant and you only get one. Check that the light fix­ture near­est your door works and is clean so that vis­i­tors al­ways have a good view of your home, even in the evening. Keep your grass cut and plants tidy and well main­tained.

Re­move per­sonal touches

While you may love bold walls, they won’t help you sell your home. Paint ev­ery room a light, neu­tral colour to ap­peal to the great­est num­ber of peo­ple. Re­move per­sonal pho­tos and cute pic­tures your kids drew for you. The goal here is to make your home a blank slate so po­ten­tial buy­ers can pic­ture them­selves liv­ing in it.

Get rid of ex­cess stuff

No mat­ter how long you’ve lived in your home, chances are you’ve ac­quired stuff. Too much clut­ter can make even the big­gest room feel cramped, so be­fore you list your house, take the time to pack up any­thing that you won’t need be­fore you move. Clean and or­ga­nize all your clos­ets to make them look big­ger and em­pha­size stor­age space.

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