There are all kinds of tips & tricks you can do to help sell a home faster. Unfortunately, some are labour intensive, some require assistance from multiple people, and some are just extremely difficult to do right. With endless lists and articles out there for advice on this, here is something a little different... 5 NO=COST tips that really work, and really work HERE in Winnipeg.
You always knew your tidying tendencies would come in handy one day. Now it’s time to clutter-bust your way to buyers’ hearts!
De-cluttering isn’t rocket science—but it is the key to creating a pleasing environment. Pay particular attention to common junk magnets like:
• Kitchen and bathroom counters
• Fireplace mantels
• Laundry room shelves
• Magazine racks
No de-cluttering advice would be complete without a call to streamline your closets. If your closet is crowded, a buyer will think their stuff won’t fit. Wow buyers by showing them how much space there is for stuff—not how much stuff there is in the space.
Once all the clutter’s out of the way, take a step back and look at the big picture. Does your home invite buyers to sit and stay a while? Can buyers flow freely through your home without bumping into things? If not, you’ve got work to do!
Start by putting bulky pieces in storage and moving furniture away from the walls. Oftentimes, the room is arranged so the children can play in the middle of the room or the TV can be seen easily from every chair and sofa. Buyers want to walk in and see an open, yet intimate, space that inspires conversation, not channel-surfing. An experienced agent can lend a fresh eye and help you reimagine your home.
Cleaning your home for home showings is common sense. But many folks underestimate just how clean it needs to be.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill weekend tidy-up. Think of it as spring cleaning on steroids. You’ve got to think about what buyers look for and get down to the nitty-gritty so that even the smallest details shine. From ceiling fans and window blinds to baseboards and tile grout, no surface goes unscrubbed!
Don’t forget to get your windows squeaky-clean. There needs to be as much light coming in as possible. Sunlight sells.
Staging paints a picture for potential buyers so they can envision life in your home. If they see that a family can live there, they will think their family can live there too.
And nothing represents family life quite like the dinner table.
I recommend giving the dining room some staging attention. Bring your good china, flatware and linens out of hiding. Or add seasonal flair with a dash of bold colors. You don’t have to go over the top with every piece of dinnerware you own. Keep things simple by setting just two places at the table or arranging a decorative centerpiece on top of a neutral table runner. You can find loads of inspiration on Pinterest and Houzz.
Make your house feel like home by taking advantage of what’s in full bloom right outside your door. Fresh flowers are so inviting. They warm up a room and send the message that this is a really nice space to be in. If plucking decorations from your yard isn’t an option, stop by your local grocery store and pick out a fresh bouquet that’s already been prearranged. If you run short on vases, display your finds in an antique pitcher or Mason jar for a touch of vintage charm.
And flowers don’t have to be the only star of the show. If you grow your own fruits and veggies, entice buyers with a bowl of fresh produce on the kitchen counter.
That is just a FEW no cost tips to help sell your home faster. Want more?
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-Bobby L. Wall
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