Obviously when you sell your home, you want it to look great. After all, if your house is attractive to buyers, it is more likely to sell quickly and for a good price.
Ideally, you should schedule a few weeks to clean, de-clutter, get repairs done, do some painting and otherwise “stage” your house so it looks it’s best. But what if you only have a few days? Or hours?
Here are some fast-prep tips.
1. Clean and tidy.
Don’t be fooled into thinking the “lived in” look is appealing to home buyers. It isn’t.
You want your home to be clean and neat. Clutter is particularly unappealing to home buyers so box and store as much as possible.
2. Warm and bright.
Check lights and, if needed, install new bulbs with the appropriate wattage. You want rooms to be well lit. (But they should not be blinding!) Natural light, through windows, is best.
3. Don’t hide needed repairs.
A dripping faucet? A gouge in the wall?
If you don’t have time to get all the repairs done, don’t try to hide them. Your home will make a much better impression if you, or your REALTOR®, point out what needs to get repaired rather than home buyers discovering these issues on their own.
4. Make it roomy.
In general, rooms that seem spacious and uncluttered are more attractive to home buyers. So see what you can do to rearrange furniture and put things away to create that sense of space.
5. Beware of scents.
The lingering aroma of cat litter, cigarette smoke, exotic cooking and even perfume can be a real turnoff to home buyers. Open a few windows an hour or two before a viewing to ensure the air is fresh and odour-free.
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