Smelly bins, old cigar butts, food packets, old magazines…
Not a great look. In fact, studies show that garbage outside of your house can knock up to 12% off the sale price! Cleaning up outside is clearly a good thing to do to boost your asking price; let’s have a look at some other tips.
Spruce Up Your Kitchen
If you don’t do this, you can guarantee that you’ll be lagging behind other properties for sale in Greater Vancouver. A new kitchen can be extremely costly, but look for smaller improvements that can lift the room. A paint job, replacing taps, new workbenches and keep it clean, tidy and free from lime scale!
In real estate, a great kitchen can add up to 4% to your asking price.
Original features like skirting boards, architraves and fireplaces should be showcased and presented in pristine condition.
Never rip them out and if you need to replace them get down to a local salvage yard.
We know the effect that an untidy outside can have on the asking price of your property so it should be no surprise that a well-kept garden can also boost your asking price.
Get rid of the weeds, keep the lawn short and trim the hedges; show your potential buyers that you’ve cared for your property from when they first lay eyes on it. A good garden can increase the price of your Vancouver property by a whopping 20%!
A fresh lick of paint goes a long way no matter the room. Try not to go too wild and remember that you have to cater to a wide range of tastes if you’re selling in Vancouver; leave the shocking pink paint in the garage for now!
A Great Bathroom
Did you know that the biggest turn off for any potential buyer is a dirty bathroom?
You need to get scrubbing, cleaning and polishing and look to update any old fashioned pieces like soap dishes. And ditch the toilet brush altogether!
Put the personal pictures away, ditch the chintz and hide the kid’s school projects; buyers need your home to feel like their home and a house hey can live in so don’t make it overly personal to you.
Contact Vancouver realtor Paul Eviston, 604-737-8865 for more real estate advice to quickly sell your home and also raise its value. If you're looking to buy, Paul's REMAX Vancouver real estate team can help you find your first house or condo. We specializes in Downtown Vancouver, East Vancouver, and Westside Vancouver real estate.