Selling your home is one thing, but selling at a price that exceeds your expectations is quite another. Your Vancouver realtor can certainly help you with some added extras, but today we’re going to focus on the things that you as the seller can do to boost your sale potential. Let’s have a look.
Half empty those closets
This is a top realtor trick to make your closets look bigger than they actually are, but it applies to rooms too. Clear that garage and basement out and make sure there is plenty of visible space in other storage areas like under stair cupboards or kitchen cupboards.
Each room needs a story
Just because you aren’t sure what you want from your spare bedroom or you don’t know what to do with an awkward space doesn’t mean that you can’t present the space in an interesting way. Convert that space to a home office; it doesn’t matter if you don’t need one – every room needs a story and a purpose.
Ditch the photos
As much as it will feel weird, you have to depersonalise your home and that means losing the family pictures. Your potential buyers need to be able to visualise themselves living in your home and for that they need a blank canvass.
To renovate or not to renovate
Just about every home improvement programme will wax lyrical about the need to upgrade kitchens and bathrooms in order to get a better sale price, but the fact of the matter is that it is just not necessary in the vast majority of cases. Simple bits of sprucing up and tidying will be all that is required in most cases; things like a coat of paint or replacement door furniture.
…for a viewing at any time. Flexibility around viewing times will help you maximise your selling potential, but it does mean that you’ll have to have your home at a certain state of readiness at all times; never more than a quick vacuum away from being presentable!
The dreaded dishwasher
Make sure it’s empty; don’t ask us why, but everyone always opens it to have a look! Have Paul Eviston, top vancouver realtor help!