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5 tips to prepare your home for a spring sale

1. Do some Spring cleaning Let’s not beat around the bush. If you want to sell your house, then you also want to give something worth buying. Aesthetics plays a huge part when it comes to home sales. This goes for both indoor and outdoor visuals.

Outdoor maintenance

  • Cut the grass
  • Pull out any weeds
  • Trim the hedges
  • Wash the windows
  • Clean the gutters
  • Touch up the paint
  • Make the doorknobs shine

Indoor maintenance

  • Wash the windows
  • Take out all trash
  • Hide any clutter
  • Sweep, dust and mop every room
  • Straighten the bedding
  • Touch up any dents in the wall
  • Magic erase any stains away

You get the gist. Make your house stand out by giving it a clean glow.

2. Repair the small things

The persistent drip of a leaky faucet won’t go unnoticed. Put yourself into the shoes of a prospective buyer. You come to the home showing and take a look around. Everything seems perfect. You excuse yourself to use the washroom and you find the toilet won’t flush right, or when you wash your hands, only cold water comes out from the tap. Even the smallest of issues could kill a deal. Do some home repairs to get your home ready for viewing.

3. Eliminate odors

If you’ve been cooking with garlic and your home smells it, that might be enough to have potential buyers go running. Open some windows and let B.C.’s fresh Spring air flow through your home. You could light a few scented candles or spritz a bit of air freshener. But just a precaution, you don’t want to be going to town with either of those. Some people might not like such scents.

4. Bring out some seasonal decor

According to some scientific research, Spring is a season of hope. People tend to feel happier and more motivated during this time of year. Research has also shown that your surroundings and colors affect your mood. Stash away all of your winter décor and bring out the bright colours of spring. If your walls are a little bleak and dark, consider painting them a neutral color. Add your colour through throw pillows, blankets and a few plants. Don’t forget to keep it minimal. You want the buyers to be able to have room to imagine their own belongings in the house.

5. Light it up

Nothing beats the natural glow of spring. If you have heavy curtains on your windows, take them down and let in the light.  The buyers will want to see every inch of the home and you want the light to hit at just the right angle. Replace your light bulbs and even consider adding a lamp or two to brighten the place up. Before anyone comes to see the home, open all the blinds and turn on all the lights. Make your home look as bright and inviting as possible.]]>