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After being in a deep winter freeze for the past few months, the Canadian housing market is beginning to thaw out. And just in time for spring. This is great news for any homeowners who have been thinking about selling their homes.
Unsure of where to start or who to contact first? Rest assured, we’ve got some great tips to get you started. Learn how to prepare your house with ease and move confidently through the process.
If you are ready to sell, we’ve got the perfect spring real estate checklist to help you prepare. Read on for five surefire ways to help you prepare.
We know it might sound a little bit overboard, but start packing early so you can begin the decluttering process. A little packing each day helps reduce stress levels instead of rushing through the process. Packing early also helps depersonalize your home so that potential buyers can imagine themselves living in their future home – not yours. If you’re planning on staging your home, this is also a great way to open up space.
If you are doing the job yourself, start with scrubbing baseboards, walls, cupboards, appliances, the inside of closets and every nook and cranny you see in every room. Potential buyers often notice things that you don’t, especially if you’ve lived in the home for a while, so consider hiring professional for things like your rugs, hardwood floors and the exterior of your home.
It’s the littlest details that can potentially make — or break — a house sale. Go ahead and patch that crack in the bathroom ceiling; repair the backyard gate; replace the caulking in your bathrooms and kitchens. An easy and inexpensive way to update your home is with kitchen bathroom fixtures and doorknobs.
You might be madly in love with that apple green paint you chose for the kitchen, but others might not feel the same way. But the colours you choose have more influence over buyers than you realized. Consider your home to be like a blank canvas and repaint rooms in more neutral colours.
But just because it’s neutral, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. There are plenty of trendy neutral colours to choose from other than white.
It only takes a few moments to make a lasting impression, so make sure your home’s curb appeal is on point. A great way to improve the exterior of your home is to start with trimming or removing any overgrown or dead trees. Replace your front door, plant new flowers or shrubbery, and add mulch for a refreshed look. Updating any rusted or outdated lighting fixtures can also make a huge difference.
Now that you’ve got a few helpful spring real estate tips, we hope you contact us when you’re ready to sell your home!
With just a few minor updates, we’re confident your home will be on it’s way to being sold!