4 Steps to Take Before Selling Your Home

Selling your home takes more than putting up a for sale sign in your front yard— but don’t worry, because I’m here to help! Let’s take a look at four helpful steps that will make the process of selling your home much more smooth and hassle-free:

First Impressions Matter

Your home’s curb appeal is the first thing that potential buyers will see, and it should make them want to step through the front door. With these simple fixes, you can get your home ready to catch the eye of potential buyers:

  • Trim Lawn and Shrubs
  • Plant Colourful Flowers outside the Front Door
  • Repaint the Front Door
  • Pressure Wash Your Driveway and Walkways
  • Update Your House Number So It Can Be Easily Seen

Other features that can increase a house’s curb appeal include keeping the front entryway well lit and installing security technologies to keep those inside safe and secure. Make the front of the home seem more appealing, and people will want to come in!

Declutter, Declutter, Declutter

It’s suggested that you should get rid of one-third of your possessions—or at least put them in storage. You can start by decluttering all visible areas of sentimental items, collectibles, and knick-knacks. Storage space is a huge concern for many buyers, so remember to tackle the less visible spaces, like cupboards and closets.

You should also depersonalize your rooms as much as possible, including removing family photos or bold artwork that would distract someone from visualizing your space as their future home.

Smell Matters

Smell plays a big part in how potential buyers will perceive your home, so do a deep clean and ask a third party to inspect for any lingering scents. Take care to remove the root cause of a smell instead of just masking it.

A 2013 study conducted by Eric Spangenberg found that shoppers spent an average of 31.8% more money in a home decor store when it had one simple citrus scent, instead of a blend of scents. Some simple scents that the study deemed successful were:

  • Citrus
  • Herbs
  • Herbs
  • Green Tea
  • Pine and Cedar

Keep these popular scents in mind when shopping for your next cleaning product or air freshener!

Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

Finding a real estate agent who’s the right fit for you can make a world of difference when selling your home. Do some research and find a real estate agent who is knowledgeable about the market and neighbourhood you plan to sell in. Unsure where to start? Why don’t you get to know me, Jeff Will! As one of Saskatoon’s most knowledgeable real estate agents, I am prepared to help you in a way that makes your experience the smoothest, most satisfying, and least stressful real estate transaction you will ever encounter. I’m a driven family man who is dedicated to bringing you the best real estate experience imaginable and will always keep your goals in mind.

Ready to sell your home? I can help with that! Get in touch with me or visit my website to learn more.

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