- First Impressions
What do buyers see as they come up to your home? Take a look outside. Keep it inviting by having your walk way clear of clutter, your trees and shrubs trimmed, and your lawn mowed. What season is it? Having seasonal flower pots is a great way to add colour to your walkway and steps. Freshly painted doors and steps are a great way to update without breaking the bank.
It might seem like common sense but it’s easy to skip a step when you’re used to your own home. Take sometime to yourself and hire a cleaning company if you don’t like to clean. Having sparkling appliances, clean cupboards inside and out, and crisp baseboards is a sure way to leave a lasting impression on buyers.
This helps speed up the packing process by helping you decide what you want to keep or what you could live without.
Keep it to neutral colours. We all love trying bright colours in our homes but most buyers have a hard time seeing their own items fitting in. Avoid dark colours in small rooms to keep it from looking even smaller.
You may love all your family photos but it is hard for buyers to envision themselves in your home with to many personal items.
Fresh towels in the bathroom or flowers in the kitchen go a long way. Does anything need replacing or fixing? Replace any burnt out light bulbs and leaky faucets.