Some tips for getting your Calgary home ready for the market.
Top tip for selling your home is cleanliness and de-clutter. Start by tidying and pack away as much as possible into boxes or cupboards. Clean rooms give the impression of being larger and will therefore attract more potential buyers.
Once you have taken care of those basic steps have a quick look at paint work and decoration. Unless your home has been painted in lurid colours, in which case you might want to tone it down a bit, in general completely redecorating is a waste of money. Your buyer will have their own tastes and will probably redecorate again anyway. However, chipped and peeling paint are definite sale busters. If your walls, skirting boards or doors are looking distinctly the worse for wear then visit your local hardware store or call in a painter & decorator. Choose neutral colours as far as possible as prospective buyers can more easily see their furniture standing in neutrally painted rooms.
First impressions are vitally important, have a look at your home from the street and make sure the front of the property looks clean and appealing to any potential buyers. Then enter your home via the front door and do the same, when I’m working with buyers they often make up there mind within the first 60 seconds of entering a house.
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