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10 Quick Tips to Prepping and Selling Your Home


Blog by Joe Campbell | June 3rd, 2015


As a homeowner, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. When you take the following steps, you'll help me sell your home faster, at the best possible price.

1/ Make the Most of that First Impression

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A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted - or at least freshly scrubbed - front door. If it's autumn, rake the leaves. If it's winter, shovel the walkways. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.

2/ Invest a Few Hours for Future Dividends

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Here's your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up in the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor redecoration. Fresh wallpaper adds charm and value to your property. Prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look, “with a little work.”

3/ Check Faucets and Bulbs

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Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs leave prospects in the dark. Don't let little problems detract from what's right with your home.

4/ Don't Shut Out a Sale

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If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospect's mind. Don't try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on your part can smooth the way toward a closing.

5/ Think Safety

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Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps: roller skates on the stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as non-perilous as possible for uninitiated visitors.

6/ Make Room for Space

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Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They're looking for storage space, too. Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of unnecessary items.

7/ Consider Your Closets

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The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Now's the time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.

8/ Make Your Bathrooms Sparkle

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Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. For added allure, display your best towels, mats and shower curtains.

9/ Create Dream Bedrooms

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Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture. Colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains are a must.

10/ Defer to Experience

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When prospects want to talk price, terms, schedule showings  or other real estate matters, let them speak to an expert – Joe Campbell, your RE/MAX Professional. You'll appreciate the results!

If you are thinking of selling - activity is good and buyers are active.  Give me a call for a home evaluation and to talk strategy is you are planning on downsizing or upgrading.  I welcome your calls, text or emails anytime.  604-985-SOLD (7653)

~ Joe Campbell, RE/MAX Crest Realty