Here are ten tips to help you get your home “show ready” before putting it on the market to attract buyers. These simple and low-cost concepts will help to make your Annapolis Valley homes for sale look their best—and help investors see themselves living there.  Also, if you aren’t in the market to sell, you can use these strategies to revitalize your existing home decor.

Get rid of clutter

The process of eliminating the unnecessary “things” from your home to make it look tidy and spacious is known as “decluttering”. Cluttered countertops and overflowing closets will make your home feel tiny and cramped. Sparsely-filled closets with clean and clear countertops, will make the home look larger and convince investors that there will be plenty of space to store their belongings.  So let’s get decluttering!

Fumigate and clean up

A clean home is important, from appliances to bathrooms to carpets  If you have dogs or cats or any other animal in the house, this can make all the difference. To do this, you may want to consider hiring a specialist cleaning service for your house, carpets, and upholstery.

Keep things impersonal

Family portraits and intimate mementos are often the most prized belongings. They are, for all of us, what makes a house a home. Buyers, on the other hand, would have a difficult time seeing themselves living in a space that looks like YOUR home.  Best practice is to pack all personal belongings for moving day, after all, the plan is to move.

Your colour palette should be neutralized

Similarly, bright paint options can not appeal to all investors. Buyers can better imagine the inclusion of their own furniture and accessories, which can clash with your current color scheme.  if you have a neutral color palette in your house it makes for a much easier vision.

Improve your curb appeal

You will have one opportunity to make a good first impression. That means that if your curb appeal is missing, buyers may never enter your home. Walk around the house, looking for any overlooked places that could raise “red flags” for customers, such as rotted siding or missing roof shingles. If necessary, trim shrubs and trees, and/or add some beautiful flowers to your flower boxes and/or front beds.

New kitchens and bathrooms

Bathrooms and kitchens would look better and seem bigger if all objects except one or two decoration elements are removed from the countertops. If your cabinets are dull or old, a fresh coat of paint plus new hardware is a simple and economical way to update and brighten them. To complete the look, buy new towels and bath mats.

Lay out the table

Buyers also envision holding family parties in their new house, and the dining room is an important part of the view. If your dining room chairs are scratched or worn, consider restoring them or using slipcovers. In most situations, a neutral and trendy tablecloth will hide an imperfect table. Set the table with trendy dishes and clear wine glasses.

Change the order of the furniture

Begin in your living room by considering what you want to emphasize (and de-emphasize) about the place. Build a comfortable conversation area next to the focal point with a symmetrical seating configuration.  Tip: Never block a nice big window, keep the positive energy flowing through the room.

Light up the place

Lighting may have a significant effect on the appearance and feel of a house. Make sure your windows are clean and open your blinds and curtains to let in as much light as possible.   Get rid of fluffy curtains or any materials that block natural light from entering the home; buyers love and look for natural light.

Highlight the best features of your backyard

Although the interior of your home always takes centre stage, don’t forget to stage your home’s outdoor areas to assist potential buyers to envision how they will use the outdoor space.

Prior to beginning

If you are planning to sell your house, this list is a perfect place to start.  We suggest that you seek some professional  advice about your specific property before beginning the task of preparing your home for sale. We have free, no-obligation seller appointments and will guide you through the houses for sale Annapolis valley to help you decide which projects and enhancements are worth your money and time and which can be skipped.

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