27 Jan Home Selling Tips That Will Help You Navigate Guelph’s Market
In order to take advantage of the current market and sell for the best price possible, you want to do whatever you can to attract the most and best potential buyers.
Working with a great realtor would be your best option since they can easily find you potential buyers.
Here are a few selling tips that you can use to help you navigate Guelph’s market and sell your home fast.
- Curb appeal
We all know the importance of first impressions. This is very true for selling a home. Imagine you’re driving down a street and you see a home. What will you think if the home looks great on the outside and has a well-kept yard? You’ll be impressed, right? What if it’s a home that looks like it needs a lot of work done to it and the yard is overgrown? You’ll be inclined to pass it up, most likely. 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.
- Minor upgrades
You may be tempted to try to make some major upgrades before selling, but doing so may not actually add more to your selling price. It’s ok to make small upgrades, like replacing a sink, faucet, or hot water heater, but you’ll probably want to skip investing in a big upgrade, like remodeling the kitchen. Instead, you could come out ahead of the game by letting the buyer remodel.
- Professional photos
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. Brighten dull vanities or cupboards with an 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. If you need to repaint a whole room or level of a house, use a neutral colour like beige or off-white. 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 stuff in closets and pack or discard unused stuff. Removing stuff from the floor of your closet can show the depth and size of the closet.
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 realtor would be more than happy to help you with this by providing a free home valuation!