What’s not to love about fall? The weather is neither too hot or cold, leaves are becoming various beautiful shades such as orange and red, and most people actually take this opportunity to prep their home to sell, especially in Canada’s largest markets, such as the Toronto or Vancouver MLS.
While getting ready to sell may seem simple, there are actually a lot of intricate details that help your home stand out amongst the competition.
Here are a couple of things that you can do to help make your home look more appealing to the discerning buyer:
Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations
Renovations in these two key areas of your home is an easy way to increase your home value. Small things such as replacing old sinks, pipes and tile floors all help give your home a modern updated look without breaking the bank.
Update Your Appliances
Most people will keep whatever appliances that came initially with the house. However, in most cases, the appliances are so outdated that they look out of place in a modern home. New appliances are energy efficient using anywhere between 10-50 per cent less energy than older appliances; that’s a worthwhile upgrade that lowers your utility bill while increasing home value.
You only get once chance to make a good first impression – which is also the case for your home. Buyers coming to visit your home will first see the outside of the house so it is very important to take some time and invest in the landscaping around your house to really up the value of your property.
Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint
This is another quick way to increase the value of your house and also give your home a fresh look. Painting rooms such as the living room with a more neutral color is essential to helping your home look more appealing to future buyers. This step is important for the next tip…
Staging is one of those techniques that really helps when trying to sell your home. Moving furniture around to make your house more appealing is usually seen in model homes, but it is also possible for regular homeowners to make their home more “showy” for potential buyers.
However, to properly stage your home, it does require that you spend a lot of time both inside and outside of the house making it presentable. Going back to the neutral wall colors helps to create a more balanced showroom which, as an example, gives new Toronto homes for sale a competitive edge against their competition.