Selling Your Home in 4 Easy Steps - Step 1 Prepare It

If, after hours of thinking, wrestling, and making copious pro/con lists, you’ve decided to put your home on the market, first of all, congratulations!  Deciding to sell is often the hardest part.  Wondering what’s next? I’m so glad you asked. 

Hi, I’m Jennifer Bourikas – a realtor in Oakville, Ontario with C21 Miller and today I’m going to give you a quick rundown on three simple upgrades you can do that will have your home ready for the market in no time. 

Let me guess — you want to wow prospective buyers, but you don’t want to break the bank. I’ve got good news. Getting your home ready to sell doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag.  If you’ve got a few open weekends and a can-do spirit, you’re ready to knock out these high-return upgrades. 

1.    First, take a look at the walls and trim. Smudgy walls and dingy trim are so out. Refresh both with calming, neutral paint colors that appeal to a wide range of tastes and preferences. If time is short, start with the living room and kitchen and then work your way to the bedrooms.

2.    Next, consider the yard. Fresh mulch, colorful annuals, and a couple of planting urns for the entryway make stellar curb appeal a cinch.

3.   And last (and this is a big one!) — clean, declutter, and repeat. There is nothing worse than a listing that’s dirty. Deep clean and declutter before your home hits the market. Later, when it’s time for a showing, it’ll just take a quick wipe-down to straighten up.   
A quick word of caution: Before you spend one penny on home improvements, you’ll want to talk with a realtor familiar with your market. They’ll have extensive knowledge of in-demand upgrades that’ll help you get top dollar in your neighborhood. I'm your neighbourhood realtor.

If you’re ready to sell, give me a call today — I’d love to chat. #EducatingSellers #OakvilleRealEstate #OakvilleRealtor