Selling? 5 Little Details That Make A Big Difference
Sometimes, the biggest differences are made by the smallest of details—especially when it comes to selling your home. Although it takes a lot of work to prepare a property for buyers, not everything you do needs to take loads of time and budget. After years in the real estate, construction, and design industries, we have learned a bunch of little things you can do to a home for sale that really catch the eyes of interested buyers.
Here’s our top 5:
1. Make it sparkle, inside and out.
This one might be obvious, but we’ve noticed a lot of people tend to overlook it. Give your place a deep clean to make sure everything looks like new (or as close as possible). After your first initial clean, ensure you tidy up before heading out during viewings. A small sweep of your area and putting random items away in drawers helps to make the space feel bigger, clearer, and more welcoming.
2. Scent some love to your rooms.
Buyers need to be able to visualize themselves in a potential home. “Off” smells can really impede on that visualization, even if it’s clearly temporary (think leftover fish dinner aromas). Make your home more enticing by spritzing room spray, lighting scented candles, or refilling your diffuser right before a walk-through.
3. Let the light shine in.
Popping open the blinds, shutters, and curtains before a viewing will give your space a bright and warm vibe. If you live in a quiet neighbourhood, it’s especially nice to crack open the windows when the weather is lovely—nothing says “home” like fresh air feels.
4. Turn up the green.
If you’re selling a house and have a front yard, ensure you have some beautiful greenery around, whether in the form of shrubs, trees, or even flowers. If your property doesn’t have a front yard, pop some potted plants around your home to bring life and warmth into every room. Golden Pothos, snake plants, cacti, and aloe are all easy options to add to indoor spaces.
5. Make the perfect first impression.
House owners know how important yard maintenance is to the over-all appearance of an exterior. Keeping your grass well-groomed and making your entry way stand out are two essential small details that really make a big difference for a buyer.
For both house owners and condo owners, give your front door a thorough wipe down. Your front door is one of the first things a buyer is going to see, so make sure it really wows them!
When it comes to putting effort into selling our clients’ homes, we spare no expense. From beautifully crafted info sheets to welcoming signage and small extras for buyers, we know how to make a property stand out. If you’re interested in learning about our process or even just need some tips on selling a place or shopping for one, get in touch. We love talking all things real estate no matter your needs.
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