If you are planning to relocate to another city or country, you should sell your old home before relocating to your new home.
There is a lot of preparation that goes into getting your house ready for sale. There are many things to think about and consider. It is better to get started early because it may take you longer than anticipated. However, the more well prepared your home is, the more likely it is for it to sell fast!
Here are a few key steps to follow in order to ensure your house looks its best for showings.
You want to impress the buyers; they are more likely to put in an offer if they know that their move will be easy. Patch up any holes in the walls, any cracked tiles, leaky faucets or squeaky doors. These are little things that make a great overall impact.
You are getting ready to move out of the house and sell it to somebody else; you don’t want to be attached. This will also help you to see the house as something you are trying to sell rather than your home. So take those family photos off the wall! Buyers want to see what the house could be like for them not how it was for you.
You have to pack eventually anyway! Get rid of all the junk you have been collecting over the years. Make the house look fresh and simple. If there is too much stuff in the house, the buyers can get distracted and it can be difficult for them to envision themselves in the home.
Everything that you want to keep in the house for showings should be neatly organized and presentable. Imagine your home as a model house; you don’t want buyers to open drawers and cabinets to a mess, you want them to feel comfortable and happy. Remember: these are not guests in your home, they are potential buyers and they will look in every last corner of the house!
The outside of the house is just as important as the inside, if not more. It is the first thing the buyers will see. You want them to want to come inside. Make sure the exterior is clean; sweep the steps and driveway, trim the bushes and wash the door and entryway. Any repairs that need to be done such as chipping paint or a replacing the light bulb should be done in advance as well.
Now that you have done the big stuff and showings are about to commence, add some finishing touches to bring the house to the next level. Make sure all counter tops are clean, vacuum the floors, prop up the pillows on the couch, decorate the house with fresh flowers. These touches will make buyers feel welcome and comfortable.
Preparing your home for sale will not only make it presentable but may also increase the resale value. The extra money will go a long way in ensuring that your relocation to a new city is smooth and stress free. You should also consider hiring a company that offers relocation services in Canada.