So it’s officially Spring and you want to list your home?! I know it’s hard to read prep advice in our Vancouver market the way it is today. So little inventory right now and those that hit the mls seem to fly off the shelf.
Well it won’t always be this way so the general rule for listing preparation, is as follows;
Clean, de clutter, clean, de clutter and CLEAN.
Yes you heard me right. What sells the fastest? Homes that are clean and uncluttered. These are the homes that buyers can imagine themselves living in. If you’re planning on moving anyway, then throw all the clutter that you don’t need into boxes and stack them out of sight as best you can.
Have your house pressure washed and clean the gutters. Remember that first impressions are the most important so make your home look cared for. Edge your grass or pay a landscaper to do a thorough yard clean up
Planters with rich full blooms and trailing plants are great for hiding ugly little spots. Window boxes can always brighten the outside of the home and a real stunner can be a quick coat of fabulous color for the front door.
If it looks great to you, chances are it will look good to others!