Posted on November 19, 2019
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.
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Posted on October 24, 2019
• 1568 sqft , 2 bath , 1 half bath , 3 bdrm 2 storey – FOR SALE CAD499,000 .
in Hatley Park, Colwood
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.
Posted on October 21, 2019