Posted 5.23.12 @ 10:5
Before you put your home on the market, you need to make sure you’re catering to current demands. Here we’re going to go over some simple ways you can move your Oakville real estate for sale to the sold list. Everything from a fresh coat of paint to new light fixtures can make your home much more attractive to buyers. Let’s get started!
Keepin’ Up with the Joneses
Keeping up with the Joneses is important; if you can keep your home at a comparable level with what is currently and had recently sold in the neighbourhood the better off you’ll be. If you can, check out online to see which homes have sold recently and what features they have listed. Look at homes that were removed from the listing or expired and what features they offered. You want to be successful and ensure that you can sell your home without any hiccups.
Painting the interior and exterior of your home (don’t paint vinyl siding!) is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve the value of your property. Every room looks great with a fresh coat of paint on it; if you have wood paneled rooms you will want to paint these as well. Wood panelling is just another way that people will see your home as dated. Make sure you use neutral colours when painting your Oakville home for sale; bright colors can scare potential buyers away.
Carpets can make offers plummet; while this post WW2 staple was great for over half a century, people simply hate carpets. It will pay to have a professional flooring company come remove your carpet and tell you if you either need to refinish your existing hardwood floors or if you should install new ones. Hardwood floors can be a great investment, but if you have to completely reinstall new floors you may want to consider installing vinyl flooring instead. You don’t want to spend more than you can recoup on your investment.
Make It Inviting
Making the home inviting means making a great entryway; you’ll want the path leading up to the house and the front of the house the best it can be. If you have shrubbery you should trim it up 2-3 days before you show the home as well as mow the yard and remove grass trimmings. If your entryway and path is a little empty, think about placing potted plants and flowers along the sides to draw visitors in.
Painting the front door a complementary colour and put in new locks and knockers on the door. The shinier the door the more interested customers will be! Don’t be afraid to spring for some new house numbers for the front so prospective buyers can locate the house easily and switch out the old mailbox. You’ll want to clean the windows so lots of light comes into the rooms.
Selling your Oakville real estate means making your property attractive, but it also means having us help! You need the right agent on your side to help you set the right price and attract the right customers. Let us help you today!