Home Staging Tips

Preparing Your House for Buyer Viewing

A well-presented house typically sells faster and for a higher price than its less appealing counterparts, even if both are structurally sound. Experienced REALTORs® understand that a meticulously maintained property attracts more potential buyers, fostering quicker sales at premium prices. Moreover, buyers feel reassured when purchasing a well-kept home, assuming that unseen areas are also well maintained.

Consider the following factors when preparing your house for sale:
  •   Cost Considerations: Determine an appropriate budget for preparing your house for sale.
  •   Exterior and Curb Appeal: Enhance the exterior appearance of your home to create a positive first impression.
  •   Interior Appeal: Optimize the interior presentation of your property to captivate potential buyers.

Determining Your Budget for Preparing Your House for Sale

Minimize expenses while preparing your home for the market. While buyers appreciate major upgrades such as a new roof, they are unlikely to pay significantly more for them.
Distinguish between minor, cost-effective enhancements like updating cabinet knobs and applying a fresh coat of paint, and extensive renovations such as a kitchen remodel.
Seek guidance from your REALTOR® regarding neighbourhood buyer expectations and the most impactful improvements for your property.

Enhancing Exterior and Curb Appeal

Prioritize the exterior appearance of your home to entice prospective buyers into exploring further.

Tips for enhancing exterior and curb appeal include:
  •  Maintaining a well-manicured lawn by edging, mowing, and watering regularly.
  •  Regularly trimming hedges and tending to flowerbeds to maintain an immaculate appearance.
  •  Creating a welcoming ambience at the front door area.
  •  Applying a fresh coat of paint to the front door to create a favourable first impression.
  •  Adding seasonal planters with vibrant flowers near the entrance to enhance curb appeal.
  •  Ensuring snow and ice are promptly cleared from walkways in snowy regions.
  •  Conducting thorough inspections and repairs of exterior elements such as foundations, steps, walkways, and walls.

Maximizing Interior Appeal

Present your home's interior in a spacious, bright, and neutral manner to appeal to a wide range of potential buyers.

Suggestions for enhancing interior appeal include:
  •  Decluttering every room to create a sense of spaciousness and brightness.
  •  Employing professional cleaning services regularly to maintain a pristine environment.
  •  Removing seldom-used items from prominent areas to enhance visual appeal.
  •  Focusing on kitchens and bathrooms by ensuring modernity, cleanliness, and functionality.
  •  Addressing any maintenance issues such as dripping faucets or cracked surfaces promptly.
  •  Applying fresh coats of neutral paint to walls and replacing worn or outdated fixtures as needed.
  •  Conducting thorough inspections and repairs of plumbing, heating, cooling, and alarm systems to ensure functionality and safety.

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Mobile: 250-216-6020

Phone: 250-746-8123


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Pemberton Holmes Ltd

23 Queens Rd  Duncan,  BC  V9L 2W1 

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