If you’re putting your Calgary home on the market, there’s a good chance you’d sell it quickly in the current market —and preferably over asking price. We are in a Seller’s Market, but before you get too far into the process of selling your home, take a look at some of the most important things to do first!
Fix the broken stuff
If you want to sell your house quickly and at the best price , you’re going to have to make it shine. All those small repairs that you kept putting back - need to be done. It is time to give your house maximum TLC! This will include: repainting your baseboards, tightening the cabinet hinges, and re-caulking and cleaning the tiles in the kitchen or bathroom.
Fix up your curb appeal
If the potential buyer drives past your home – and most of them will before they take a closer look! You want their mindset to be “I can see us living there.” Doing some minor work to the exterior can greatly improve your home’s first impression – it can be as simple as making sure the outside is well-kept, tidy and inviting. If its summer cut the grass and weed-wack all the garden edges.
Fix and locate your documents
Locate all your utility bills (Direct Energy etc), and brochures if you still have them for appliances. Take a proactive approach by gathering all your service records so you’ll know ahead of time if something needs to be serviced before listing your home. The buyer will want to know about maintenance schedules, which companies you used to do the maintenance etc.
Finally - Take Pictures
Take some photos on your iphone, because the home you’re about to sell holds a lot of memories. If your kids grew up in the home you will wish you’d kept a few pictures to remind you of this period of your life!