How to Quick-Prep Your Home for Sale

 

Ideally, you should plan to have plenty of time to prepare your home for sale. You want to be able to get everything fixed and cleaned up, and perhaps even make a few improvements, such as installing a new countertop in the kitchen.

For any number of reasons, that’s not always possible. If you have to suddenly relocate for work, for example, you may have only days to make your home “show ready” for the market.

What should you do? The answer is: the essentials.

First, arrange to get any maintenance issues dealt with immediately. If you have a clogged shower drain or cracked windowpane, call a professional repair person. Even if those items don’t get fixed by listing day, you can inform buyers that the repairs are scheduled – and that receipts proving that the work was done professionally will be available.

Next, you need to do a thorough clean-up. Staging experts (those who professionally prepare homes for sale) unanimously agree that making each room look neat and tidy is essential. Even something as seemingly minor as dust accumulation on blinds can impact buyers.

If you still have time available before the For Sale sign goes up, consider doing some redecorating. Stand in each room and ask yourself, “How can I make this room look more spacious and appealing?” Oftentimes, simply rearranging the furniture and moving a few items into storage will make a dramatic difference.

Yes, prepping your home on a tight schedule takes some work. However, in just two or three days, you’ll have a property that is more attractive to prospective buyers. It will show better, and, as a result, it will likely sell faster.

Looking for more ideas for selling your home, quickly? Call or email 250-744-0775 or briarhillgroup@gmail.com

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2 Storey For Sale in Hatley Park, Colwood

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•  1568 sqft , 2 bath , 1 half bath , 3 bdrm 2 storey FOR SALE  CAD499,000 .
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This 3 bed/3 bath detached townhome is a great starter located in Colwood’s Hatley Ridge. A cathedral entry with heated tile floor welcomes you as you enter onto the main. Down the hall is a direct entry to the garage and an open concept living and dining room with fireplace and crown moulding, kitchen with granite countertops and eating bar, 2 piece powder room and storage room. Walk up the recently recarpeted floors to the Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and double vanity master ensuite with heated tile floors. Two other spacious bedrooms are on the second floor plus a laundry room and 4 piece bathroom. The rear yard is fully fenced with custom deck, extended patio and green area for kids or dogs.

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Can New Kitchen Appliances Increase the Value of Your Home?

Next to a major kitchen renovation, replacing appliances is the most expensive way to upgrade the space. So, if you’re purchasing a new refrigerator, stove or dishwasher in order to make your home more attractive to buyers, you want to make wise purchasing decisions.
The most important consideration is how the appliances will look in the kitchen. Ideally, they should match in colour and style. They should also be the right size for the space. The last thing you want is a fridge that’s so large it dominates the room, or a stove that’s a completely different style and looks out-of-place.
 
Appearance is important, but so are the features. Buyers viewing your home will scrutinize the appliances. They’ll notice if the fridge has a cold water and ice dispenser. They’ll ask if the dishwasher has noise-reduction features. Double ovens and quick-heating burners (which are now available on electric stoves) will also get a buyer’s attention.
 
Power consumption is also a big issue these days. Increasingly, buyers are interested in the energy efficient features of a home – appliances included.
 
Kitchen appliances may seem minor compared to the overall appeal of your property, but they do make a difference. Purchase wisely
 
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