Tips for selling your home

Today may seem like a difficult time for homeowners that want to sell their home. Nearly every
market in Canada is flooded with properties right now, giving buyers all the choice in the world
and leaving sellers forced to become even more competitive and make their homes that much
more attractive. But how are you supposed to do that? With these simple and easy tips for
selling your home.

One of the first things you need to do is make sure that your home has as much curb appeal as
possible. Running around outside and picking up the trash from the yard just before a showing
simply isn’t enough. Potential buyers could drive by at any moment and see the “For Sale” sign
on your front yard; and when they do, they’ll slow down and look over your home with the most
discerning eye.

This is why it’s so important to make sure that your home looks its best from the
outside at all times, and this involves more than just picking up garbage and raking the leaves.
Repaint any surface that is chipping or peeling, fix curled or cracked shingles on the roof, keep
garden and lawn nicely groomed and maintained at all times, and always keep it clear of clutter.

Hopefully though, those potential buyers are going to want to actually come inside and look
around, and that’s why it’s just as important to keep the inside of your home as clean and show-
worthy as possible at all times. This one’s really simple. Buyers simply don’t want to buy a
dirty, messy house. Don’t only pick things up but make sure things are clean – really clean –
all the time. In addition to always keeping surfaces clean and dusted and floors vacuumed and
mopped, consider painting the rooms. Even if you don’t think your walls need a new coat of
paint, you won’t believe the difference this makes.

Lastly, your home might need more than just a cosmetic facelift and you can believe that if it
does, a buyer is going to find out what repairs are needed when they get their home inspection.
For this reason it’s in your best interest to hire one first and find out what problems might
actually be lurking behind those walls. You won’t be surprised when potential buyers come in,
and you’ll be able to make your home more sales-worthy at the same time!