Real Estate News - North Vancouver, North Burnaby, TriCities BC

Real estate news and updates from REALTOR® Nina Campbell. Nina gives the insider tips and resources for buying and selling real estate in North Vancouver, North Burnaby, and TriCities - Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Coquitlam.

What is the Best Way to Prepare Your Home For Sale?

One question I get asked all the time is “Nina, what is the best way to prepare my home for sale so that I maximize its value?”

Here is what I tell my clients;

  1. What Buyers see when they drive by will make them decide whether they want to come in… or not. Clean your yard, your windows, your garden and your front door. Have the outside of your home look inviting with pleasing curb appeal so that potential buyers want to see more./li>

  2. Hire a home inspector. In too many cases sellers find out about the major deficiencies in their home or a number of needed repairs that add up when the buyer does their inspection. At that point sellers are faced with buyers that may want to renegotiate the sale price or simply walk away from the deal.  Having a pre listing inspection helps eliminate surprises later, and showcase your home in the best condition possible.

  3. Give the buyers a WOW when they walk through the front door. Be conscious of smells, toys, clutter and general cleanliness.

  4. Update maintenance items that have been on your to do list for a while. Replace light bulbs, fix running toilets, touch up walls, wash carpets or replace portions that really need it.

  5. De-clutter. You are moving so it makes sense to prepare for you move. Pack up all extra "things" to open up your living space.

Taking the time to prepare your home with these few suggestions ensures you maximize its value.  Do you have a real estate question, contact me.>

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