Things to do before listing your Calgary property
If you are planning on selling your home now is the time as the snow melts, to prepare it. Here are a few things you need to consider before listing the property. At the moment inventory is not TO high but for sure you will have more competition in the next two months!
Instead of a potential buyer looking at maybe 12 homes in the next two months, in March there may be only 6 that fit their criteria, and yours is one of them.
The second thing to do is to make sure that your property is ‘sale-ready’. Any area that requires repair or paint should be attended to, and you should carry out the necessary improvements and upgrades through renovating or remodelling, so as to maximise the appeal and has the features to hold its own against the competition.
Any items left unfixed may be revealed during a home inspection, and this can delay the sale or even cause it to fall through. Needless to say, you will need to clear all the clutter and extra furniture to free up the space and make your home look bright open and spacious. Your home must be ‘showing-ready’ the day you get it listed, so do not leave the job of de-cluttering and cleaning for the last minute. Take time and effort to give your home a thorough clean, if you have to hire the services of professional cleaners it is worth it.
Probably the most important step to take before listing your property is your own mental preparation. Becoming emotionally detached from your home is essential for a successful sale. Such an emotional detachment will help you at every step of the selling process, including working with us on the right price for the property, as opposed to setting a price based on it’s sentimental value.
We can guide you through the entire process. Staging maybe and curb appeal certainly are the finishing touches. We provide our complimentary re staging advice team member.
After this and getting our photographer to take professional photographs to show the home at it’s best is a given in our service. Make sure that you no longer see it as ‘your home’ but as the start of a new adventure that will start the journey to your new home.
With the right strategies and the help of a good team, selling your home can be a smooth stress free process.
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