When getting ready to sell your Fleetwood real estate, first impressions are everything. As much as we would love to think that people can see through imperfections to the potential underneath, people do judge books by their covers. Staging your home will ensure that you get the most interest from potential buyers to sell your home quickly. Here are a few easy home staging ideas.

 

Pack Up the Personal Goods

You are preparing to move anyway, so now is the perfect time to start packing. Any personal knick-knacks or items that are tied to your personal sense of style should be packed and stored away. These items might mean the world to you, but it is important to remember that you are showing off your home’s potential, not your sense of style.

Photos and artwork, especially, should be taken down and packed away, as should items that are heirlooms. If you leave any decorations up, make sure they are traditional, classic, and have broad appeal.

 

Clear the Clutter

While you are un-decorating your home, clear out the clutter. This will allow potential buyers to see the bones of the home and view it as a blank canvas they can see themselves occupying. This is difficult when you are emotionally attached to your things, but focus on a blank and bare floor plan. It’s a temporary arrangement; you’ll be able to pull your things back out when you move into your new space.

 

Make it Neutral

Be sure that each room shows off its purpose and is arranged for the best flow. In addition, consider giving the place a paint job. Use neutral colors and earth tones to give off the best vibe. Take the opportunity to fill and spackle settlement cracks and get rid of limited-appeal features like texture paint and popcorn ceilings. This takes some effort, but it will make your whole home feel clean and new. You may also consider bringing in professionals to replace those old, dirty carpets with something fresh.

 

Clean and Freshen

Give the entire house a thorough scrub-down. Dust all of the furniture, walls, ceilings and corners. Deodorize the home using scented candles, plug-in or even spray air fresheners. Stay on top of the cleanliness until the home is sold. No matter the age of your home or how high-end it may be, keep it feeling like it is brand new.

 

Curb Appeal

The exterior of your house is truly the cover by which your book will be judged. Keep your lawn neatly manicured and cut. Be sure the flower beds are free of weeds and arranged with bright, colorful flowers. Trim the hedges and keep the driveway and sidewalk clear of clutter. Be sure the house number can be seen from the street. If necessary, bring in professionals to pressure wash the home’s exterior so that it looks bright and new.

If you are looking to sell your Fleetwood home, check out our sellers’ page and contact us to get started today!

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You purchased your first home, enjoyed a few years, or many. But now the time has come to sell. Deciding to sell your first home can be very emotional and, in a market where it seems as if buyers always have the upper hand, you may be feeling apprehensive. The Vancouver market is booming — selling your home can be very profitable. Use these tips for the first time home seller to catch top dollar offers for your home. 

 

1. Do Not Disclose Your Motivation

Homeowners sell for many reasons — some positive, others negative. You may have all the time in the world to let your property sit on the market before it sells, or you may be in a bind and need to find buyers quickly.

Whatever your situation, you do not need to disclose that information to potential buyers. Many people who know they are dealing with a highly motivated homeowner will lowball their offers in the attempt to catch a steal, only to walk away when you counter with a more reasonable price. Your home is for sale; that is all the information shoppers need to know.

 

2. Price Competitively

Take the time to thoroughly study the local market and have your home appraised before you send out a listing. Your property value may have changed dramatically since you first purchased the home. You want to set a price that is competitive with other houses of the same worth in the area. A fair price will snag multiple offers, increasing the final amount at which the home sells.

 

3. Stage Properly

One of the most important steps in the home selling process is staging. Preparing your home to do well on the market will make it appealing to many potential buyers, inside and out. Take the time to declutter your house and property, tossing or donating all of the items that you no longer use or need. Clean your entire house to the best of your ability, hiring professionals if necessary. Buyers love neutral colors, and purchasing some fresh paint to redo your walls will make your home shine as if it were new.

 

4. Market Online

The internet is by far the most successful way to quickly place your home on the market. Real estate sites make it possible for sellers to list a property with the click of a button. Put your best foot forward with your ads, really play up the greatest features of your home as selling points. Use pictures that show your home at its very best, and include multiple seasons if necessary. Remember, your listing is the buyer’s very first impression of your home — make it a good one!

 

5. Offer Incentives

Buyers love incentives. Including good appliances, the offer of covering closing costs and agreeing to complete renovations or upgrades can help you catch a quick sell. You may end up spending more money than you would like, but these incentives are investments that pay off on closing day.

Using a professional real estate agent to help you sell your property will ensure you have an excellent experience. Fleetwood Homes are professional home marketers who are guaranteed to draw the very best offers on your property. For more information, visit our selling page and contact a Fleetwood real estate representative.   

  

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