How To Ensure Your Home Sells For Top Dollar Quickly!

Friday Jul 08th, 2016

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So you're thinking about putting your house up for sale and want to ensure it sells for top dollar and quickly.  Well you've come to the right place! 

We are real estate developers turned real estate agents and have extensive experience with ensuring our homes, as well as our clients homes, sell for record prices and quickly.

We've compiled a checklist of what we feel are the most important things to do before opening yourself up to the judgment of the market.  This checklist is one that we ourselves follow, as well as our clients, resulting in our homes selling in less than half the time and for much higher prices compared to the industry average.

So grab a pen and follow along and better yet book your complimentary home consultation today, we are here to help!

GENERAL TIPS

 

  • We always tell people if you do nothing else, ensure that your home is sparkling clean. No one wants to feel that they have moved into someone else's mess. So hire that cleaning crew, the expense is well worth it.

 

  • De clutter, de clutter, than de clutter some more. If potential buyers feel that you do not have enough space to fit your things they will assume that they will have the same problem. So don't let your things cost you thousands of dollars! Sell them or move them into storage if you do not need them on a daily basis.

 

  • Now that your home is clean and tidy it's time for the wow factor. Explore the latest style blogs, interior design magazines and stores. How are they displaying their furniture? What colours are in Vouge? Potential buyers buy emotionally and justify logically later, let's make them feel like they just walked into a show home!

CURB APPEAL 

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This the first and last impression home buyers will have of your home so make it a lasting one! Did you know it only takes 5 seconds for a potential buyer to decide on whether they are interested in viewing the interior of the home based off curb appeal alone? Make sure to keep the following in mind to lure buyers inside to lead to a successful sale!

 

  • The front door should make a statement and be welcoming to the market. Ensure paint is still fresh and add seasonable urns to further create a strong first impression.

 

  • Keep gardens maintained and lawn mowed.

 

  • Keep all walkways free of debris.

 

  • Clean all outdoor furniture and properly store if unseasonable

 


THE KITCHEN



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This truly is the heart of the home and where most home buyers fall in love. We cannot stress enough how important it is to make this room sparkle and shine!

 

  • Clean all appliances - update to stainless steel if you do not currently feature these, as the market has made this a top requirement when purchasing a new home.

 

  • Ensure faucet does not drip and works smoothly; keep sink clear at all times.

 

  • Clear counter tops & reduce number of smaller appliances.

 

  • Empty garbage regularly to prevent odours and be cautious of cooking strong smelling foods or using powerful spices.


THE MASTER SUITE


 

SOLD - OVER LIST PRICE WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS

 

Although this list can be applied to all bedrooms throughout the house, the master suite is the most important bedroom as it is where the home buyer will be spending their down time. Make them feel as if this space can be their retreat away after a long work day.

 

  • Always create a strong focal point above the bed using artwork and an interesting light fixture.

 

  • Ensure the bed is neatly made with beautiful linens and accent pillows to evoke an inviting and cozy atmosphere.

 

  • Clear off bedside tables and chest of drawers, leaving only two or three items on display.

 

  • Remove posters and stickers from children’s rooms.

 

 

THE BATHROOM


SOLD - RECORD PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT

 

Alike with the kitchen this rooms needs to be thoroughly cleaned. Each fixture needs to sparkle and the scent needs to be fresh and clean as well. Evoke a spa-like feel throughout the atmosphere to get home buyers feeling relaxed and at peace.

 

  • Maximize counter space by leaving vanity clear.

 

  • Ensure all fixtures are sparkling clean.

 

  • Ensure light fixture is up to date and dust free.

 

  • Remove excess shampoo bottles and soaps from the shower for an overall organized appearance.

 

 

THE LIVING & FAMILY ROOMS

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These rooms need to make you want to entertain family and friends in order for the home buyer to feel like they can create many great memories here.

 

  • Create a strong focal point surrounding architectural features such as the fireplace; if no focal point exists create one using artwork and gorgeous side board for example.

 

  • Maximize room size through arrangement of furniture in a conversational layout, indicating where TV would be placed.

 

  • Clear coffee and end tables, leaving only 2-3 items on display.

 

 

Let Us Help!

 

Like anything in life it helps to work as a team to achieve a common goal. This increases your chances of success and when you have an expert that has done it many times over on your side you're much more likely to get great results.

 


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