Preparing Your Property for Sale

With buyers, first impressions count. A small investment in time and money will give your home an edge over other listings in the area when the time comes to show it to a prospective buyer.

 

Here are some additional suggestions that will help you get top market value:

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
_ Oil squeaky doors
_ Tighten doorknobs
_ Replace burned out lights
_ Clean and repair windows
_ Touch-up chipped paint
_ Repair cracked plaster
_ Repair leaking taps and toilets

 

CURB APPEAL
_ Cut lawn
_ Trim shrubs and plants
_ Weed and edge gardens
_ Pick up any litter
_ Clear walk and driveway
_ Repair gutters and eaves
_ Touch-up exterior paint

SPIC AND SPAN
_ Shampoo carpets
_ Clean washer, dryer and tubs
_ Clean fridge and stove
_ Clean furnace
_ Clean and freshen bathrooms
_ Keep pets outdoors

 

THE BUYING ATMOSPHERE
_ Be absent during showings
_ Turn on all lights
_ Light fireplace
_ Open drapes during the day
_ Play quiet background music
THE SPACIOUS LOOK
_ Clear stairs and halls
_ Store excess furniture
_ Clear counters and stove
_ Make closets neat and tidy
THE FIRST IMPRESSION
_ Clean and tidy entrance
_ Functional doorbell
_ Polish door hardware

Contact our team at Justin Havre & Associates, to learn more about preparing your property for sale in Calgary.