Dress Your Home For Success  Vancouver Neighbourhood Real-Estate

 
Vancouver Neighbourhood Real Estate  buyers are a picky bunch. If you are planning to put your home on the market this season (or if you just want to improve the look), here are 21 things you can do to make it stand out from the crowd. Un cluttering makes every room look larger and neater.
 
  • Remove or store things away you don’t need, to create an inviting feeling
  • Ensure the exterior of the home is appealing by cutting & trimming the lawn/shrubs.
  • Make sure sidewalks & driveways are serviceable, and remove any extra vehicles
  • In the kitchen, clear away extra appliances & accessories from the counters.
  • Clear areas used for memos and children. Clean and organize your bathroom vanities, counters & linen closets.
  • Remove newspapers & magazines from coffee and end tables. Remove and store any old furniture in need of repair, replace unhealthy plants.
  • Clear children play areas, minimize closet items, store extra toys-clothes-boxes as well as excess furniture from bedroom areas.
  • Go through your tool shed, garage & basement to ensure everything is picked up, stacked up and organized. Cleaning makes your home easy to explore and gives the impression that it has been well cared for.
 
  • Make sure every room smells as good as it looks, paying special attention to nurseries, bathrooms, and pet areas. 
  • Wash windows inside and out. Hose down the siding and brick work around the house. 
  • Wipe out the inside of all cupboards. Clean vents and exhaust hoods, and thoroughly clean all large appliances inside and out.
  • Remove any stains, mold or damaged caulking around tubs, shower stalls and sinks/toilets.Clean all glass, mirrors and metal fixtures.Have all carpets cleaned or at very least spot-cleaned, and scrub floors.
  • Clean light fixtures, and polish all furniture and woodwork. Ensure drapes and blinds are clean and dust-free.Repairing eliminates potential objections before they arise. If you think something is too much trouble to fix others may as well.
  • Repair or replace damaged fencing, window screens, glass or hardware.
  • Repaint damaged trim areas around doors, windows & roof areas.
 
  • Repair leaky faucets. Replace defective light bulbs, broken electrical outlets and switch plates.
  • Fill in and paint any cracks in ceiling & walls.
  • Check furnace, hot water tank, & laundry connections, & replace or repair.Use Neutral color schemes to help others visualize their own things in your home, and picture themselves living there.
  • Replace outdated wallpaper with a neutral paint color or wallpaper. Replace patterned shower curtains & bath accessories with neutral ones.
  • Paint cement in basements and garage floors in neutral tones, it will look newer and brighter.Look through magazines on home décor for ideas that can give your home an appealing edge.
  • From fresh flowers to fresh smells, this is the finishing touch.Lastly, identify jobs around the house that need to be done prior to showing your home.
 

This should be a quick process, done daily, to make it easy for you and your family, and to ensure that your home is always ready for SHOW TIME!


Contact my Vancouver Westside Real Estate office if you have questions about preparing your home 

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