Selling Your Home: Where to Begin?

First Impressions Remember what first attracted you to your new house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that your selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.

A spruced up house makes a great first impression on potential buyers. An attrative property grabs their attention and makes them excited about finding a house that looks and feels well cared for. Because buyers know they'll encounter fewer problems if they buy it, your house becomes more appealing and stands out from the competition. So if you prepare your home correctly, you'll save time selling it when it's on the market.

A good first impression makes an impact on a number of levels. It's not just the way your house looks to potential buyers, but how it feels and smells to them, how their friends abd family will react, how they imagine it would be to live there.

With simple improvements throughout your house, you can grab the attention of potential buyers and help them see why your house is right for them.

Interior

Clean everything- Buyers expect a spotless house, inside and out. So clean everything, especially your windows and window sills. Scrub walls and floors, title and ceilings, cupboards and drawers, kitchcen and bathrooms. Wash scuff marks from doors and entryways, clean light fixtures and the fireplace. Don't forget the laundry room.

Cut the Clutter

People are turned off by rooms that look and feel cluttered. Remember, potential buyers are buying your house, not your furniture, so help them picture themselves and their possessions in your home by making your rooms feel large, light, and airy. As you clean, pack away personal items, such as pictures, valuables and collectibles and store or get rid of surplus items.Packing away your clutter also gets you started packing for your next move. Make sure your garage and basement as tidy as the rest of your house.

Closets

They're an important consideration to many buyers. By storing clothing you won't use soon, you'll make the closets look spacious.

Carpet

Check its condition. If its worn, consider replacing it. Its and easy and affordable way to help sell your home faster. Again, Light, neutral colours such as beige are best.