The videos below are designed to assist sellers prepare their home for sale. Homes that are properly prepared before they are put on the market sell for more money. Buyers can be picky and in a tough market the smallest details can be important.
Carla Woolnough is a personal home staging coach in Guelph Ontario and hosts the videos in the Fit to sell program.
Learn how a RE/MAX Real Estate Agent will help you determine your current local housing market, decide the correct listing price that will result in a quick sale of your home.
The first impression for a buyer will be lasting one, so show them that your house is worth moving into. Some buyers will actually pass on viewing the home if the outside lacks appeal.
RE/MAX provides you with tips, to ensure you get the maximum value for your home. Here's a quick description of the critical role an agent plays in the selling of a home.
Flooring is an important part of preparing your home for sale. Buyers want a home that is move-in ready, flooring will reveal to them how well the home has is maintained. Up-to-date flooring is one of the selling features buyers are looking for.
Buyers prefer to purchase a home that does not require many updates or repairs. Buyers are willing to pay more for a home that has been well maintained. How well maintained it is may influence the intial offer.
Many deals fall apart at the last minute because of a surprise in the home inspection. Mold in the attic from a bathroom duct that has come loose, asbestos in the insulation, an expired oil tank etc.
Set rooms up as they were meant to be. Remember this won't be your home for long. Get rid of furniture that you don't plan to take with you. Rooms need to feel large enough and functional. Lighting is also very important. Remember to open drapes and blind
If a buyer is to be able to visualize a home as their own it helps if there are no photos of you on the wall. You have to emotionally disconnect from the home and think of it as somebody else's. Taxidermy or bowling trophies may be your idea of tasteful decoration but can offend or distract some buyers.
Buyers want to just move in and enjoy living there for a while before they decide if they want to change the paint colour. Selecting the right colours allows your
buyer to emotionally connect with the house helping them to visualize living there.
Buyers have several senses active while they view prospective homes. Sight, smell, sound, temperature. This video focuses on how to improve the smell of your home. Air quality, pets, etc. Buyers want to envision themselves living in the house, and if the home is not presented in a manner that will allow them to do that easily, most buyers will move on. Odors are typically caused by mold, pets, cooking, tobacco, laundry and garbage.
Buyers want to envision themselves in your home, but they won't be able to if clutter is in the way. In this clip, learn the important of pre-packing the non-essential
items in your home, and clearing out the clutter, to help potential buyers see the possibilities.
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