30 Aug Home Selling Tips for Guelph’s Real Estate Market
Posted at 01:20h in Home Sellers, How-to, Tips
Home Selling Tips for Guelph’s Real Estate Market!
Here are a few selling tips that you can use to help you navigate Guelph’s market and sell your home fast!
1. Curb appeal
We all know the importance of first impressions. This is very true for selling a home. Imagine you’re about to view a home that looks like it needs a lot of exterior work and clean up, the yard is overgrown, driveway is cracking, windows are old and dreary, you’ll most likely be inclined to pass it up. So do what you can to make your home look appealing in order to give a good first impression, ultimately drawing in more potential buyers.
2. Minor updates
It’s a great idea to make small updates to improve the overall value and appearance of your home, like replacing a sink, faucet, swap out an old vanity, adding a fresh coat of neutral paint throughout the house, patching minor holes in walls etc.
You might want to save some money and take photos on your own, but to really showcase your home you should get professional photos taken. They will look way better and the professionals will know how to take the best pictures to show off the best aspects of your home.
Take out the “you” things like family photos, funk art, collectibles, standout paint colours, etc. You want the potential buyer to be able to see the home and imagine how it would look when they decorate it.
Do what you can to let the potential buyer see your home in the best light possible. Clean windows. Open draperies and blinds fully. Turn on all lights and fireplaces. Brighten dark wall colours with a beige or off-white colour.
Make sure your home looks great both inside and out. Touch up paint outside or power wash the siding and clean windows. Replace or repair marks and damage outside as well as on ceilings, walls, doors, and baseboards. Touch up paint inside as needed. Show the true square footage by removing floor mats, and also give them a good scrubbing and steam clean carpets. Check the colour of your grout and organize belongings in closets and pack or discard unused items.
Of course, pricing is everything. Your house can look great, but if the price is too high, it’ll have a hard time selling and will sit on the market. But on the other hand, you don’t want to price too low and undersell yourself and get a lot less than you want or should, either. So try your best to find the right listing price.
A DiLoreto Team realtor would be more than happy to help you with this by providing a free home valuation!
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