28th Dec, 2012

Preparing your House for Sale

D. W. Howard Realty is happy to help you with all of your real estate needs in the areas of Niagara Falls, Ridgeway homes, Crystal Beach, Fort Erie homes, Port Colborne real estate, Lake Erie beachfront cottages, and more.

We the staff at D. W. Howard Realty see firsthand how taking a little bit of time to prepare your home before putting it on the market can make a huge difference in the price your house can fetch, and the time it takes to sell it.

Help buyers fall in love with your home by following these tips:

– Clean, clean, and clean!

-Buff away any imperfections in the flooring

– De-clutter, and remove unnecessary extras.

– Rearrange furniture to establish better movement to a room, and better seating arrangements.

– Take down some accessories. Creating a simple style makes your home seem more spacious.

– Fix any cracks, damage and inconsistencies.

– Replace any bulbs that have gone out.

– Oil squeaky hinges.

– Consider a home inspection before putting your house on the market, so you are aware of any potential red flags.

– Repair chips in walls, and cracks in ceilings.

– Paint if necessary

– Change hardware or fixtures if they are dated.

– Remove dead or aging plants. Good use of plants, however, add life and beauty to a room.

– Enhance/polish furniture

– Clear out and organize storage areas and cabinetry, so these areas will appear larger to a buyer.

– Kitchens and bathrooms are worth putting money into updating. Click here for kitchen styling tips and tricks.

– Create a mood in each room. You’re selling a feeling, so make every effort to create a space everyone would enjoy living in.

– Consider your neighbourhood. If your area appeals to families, consider changing a home office into an additional bedroom.

Contact D. W. Howard Realty now, 905-894-1703.


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