Imagine walking in a jewelry were all the perfect diamond rings are mixed with other low valued accessories and all are placed in a dirty shelf with many other cheap clutters. At this image even if the diamond ring worth thousands, you wouldn’t feel it worth the money. Why? Because it is not presented as well as it truly deserves.The above example resembles your house, one of the biggest investment. No matter how good of a location it is, if a house is not presented well to potential real estate buyers, it won’t get the highest dollar value.
The followings are some tips from a REALTOR® in Vancouver on how to prepare your home before listing it on MLS®
First stage to prepare the home is to assign the items that are necessary to be in the house. Either sell or store the unnecessary items. This will open up spaces and makes the house look more organize.
- Staging your home
Staging your home does not necessarily means to spend thousands of dollar on a designer. TopVancouver stagers work with your own furniture and using their “Interior Design” talent to modify and redecorate your space that is friendly to the eyes of buyers. This is an important step as it creates an open floor plan and extra square footage. First rule, Each square footage adds to the dollar value.
- Make it Buyer Friendly
In this step, you want to walk around the property and remove all personal items. This items include: family pictures, family arts, family decor. “The Buyers like to view your home, not viewing your Mexican holiday on the wall.”
- Small fixes:
Every house needs small touches and fixes. A paint job, replacing shower curtains, replacing bathroom towels, replacing old kitchen cabinet nobs, renewing light switches, changing burnt bulbs, and so on. This small items can make a big impact on how your house is presented.
- Make the first impression:
Entry way of the house is the first impression. On a right season, place a nice pot of flowers and brush the steps, wipe the entry door off of any spider webs, remove any shoes around the entry way and place them in the closet. Make it open and bright to express the “welcome” message. Many home owners forget about the first impression.
- Clean up:
It’s time to clean every room and shine everything. Show yourself as a proud owner. “A Pride Of Ownership” bathrooms, kitchen, floors, windows, and dusting. There many things to list. Stay tuned for more tips from REALTOR® on how to get the most value for your home.For more information, contact Axel Ziba, REALTOR® in Vancouver BC