If you want to sell your Markham home, it is important that you get it sell-ready. You need to stage your home so it appeals to potential buyers and highlights some of the features and characteristics that are often hidden by clutter and unnecessary furniture. Here are four tips to properly stage your home.
1. Pack Your Boxes
One of the most important things you can do when staging your home is to remove all the clutter that accumulates in your living space. Go through each room and remove any items that are not necessary or do not add to the room in any way. You can pack boxes, donate items,or simply throw belongings away. You should also remove any furniture that makes the room appear small or dysfunctional. If you choose to pack boxes and remove furniture, rent out a storage unit to keep all unnecessary belongings off the property.
2. Deep Clean
You want your entire home to shine. When a home is clean, it gives off the impression that the home is well-maintained. It also appeals to potential buyers and they are more likely to see themselves living in the home than one that is dirty and unkempt. In addition, make sure you focus on all areas of your home including the windows, closets, cupboards, baseboards, and so on.
3. Get Rid of the Bold and the Dark
Painting a room is generally inexpensive and can dramatically change a space. You want to create a home that is move-in ready. You don’t want your potential buyers to make a list of projects they would need to complete as they walk through your home. Painting is a simple way to create a neutral, yet warm and inviting living space. Think of light colors such as light blues, light grays, and even subtle yellows. You want to avoid paint colors that are bold and bright. These can make living areas look dark, overwhelming, and small.
4. Spruce Up the Landscaping
When staging your home, it is not just the inside of the home that matters. The home’s exterior is the first thing potential buyers will notice as they drive up to the home. You want to make sure you give them a good impression and you don’t lose them — particularly before they even step foot in the house. Mow and trim the grass, plant new flowers in the flowerbed, sweep the driveway. The more you can improve your home’s exterior, the better.
Your Markham real estate agent can help you properly stage your home and determine what projects can make your home sell-ready. Contact a real estate agent today for more assistance when selling your home.