Calgary Home Sellers Tips: Getting Your Home Show Ready
The staging is finished, the home shows great and now it is time to show it off. What`s next? To sell your home of course!
It can be easy to take some elements of the showing process for granted, but in the end its every detail that contributes to a successful sale.
By implementing the following tips into your showing routine you maintain as much control as possible over the way buyers will perceive your home.
So, without further ado, here are some home sellers tips to help you maximize your homes value and sell it as quickly as possible:
Day or night; it is a good idea it practical to turn on all the lights before you leave in anticipation of the buyers viewing.
This enables the buyer to see the home in its best lighting, as bright as possible, and also doesn’t distract buyers if they are searching for light switches.
You also should assume a buyer or their REALTOR® may not even bother to turn on some or even any of the lights during a showing which would mean that your home is not showing its best.
Calgary home sellers beware; foul smells are a huge turn off to any potential buyers viewing your home! As a matter of fact, there shouldn’t be any smells at all!
Some people may be allergic to perfumes, air fresheners or other scents so your best bet is to neutralize your homes smell.
Spices, cooking, animals, cat litter, cigarettes or garbage are all extremely negative scents you most definitely want to avoid.
If at all possible, remove your dogs and other pets from the home for showings.
Eliminate one more distraction and also remove any possible conflict with a buyers allergies or personal preferences.
This is a big part of your homes first impression! If you have taken the time to shovel your driveway and walkway, then you are most likely a caring and responsible home owner – this is at least the logical flow for some buyers.
You also don’t have to worry about someone slipping and falling and you will have less mess inside your front foyer from buyers shoes.
Make sure your home is always clean and tidy. The cleaner it is, the better off you are for home showings any day of the week!
Try getting into the habit of cleaning up before you leave for the day so you don’t get stressed if there is a short notice showing, as there most often is with the crazy busy schedules of our every day lives.
Make sure your yard is tidy and kept to a reasonable standard for the season Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. Learn more at our Calgary Home Selling Tips for the Seasons.
Minimize any and all disruptions so the buyers can vision themselves enjoying your deck, your yard and your home in general.
This can be a positive or a negative. It is important to pick the right music and make sure it is at the right volume.
I would recommend going quieter than louder, even if that means that it is barely audible. Classical music is usually a popular choice for the job.