Preparing your house for sale

When thinking of selling everyone knows that they want to get the best price they can for their home. A quick call to the agent to tell them you want to list, they throw a sign up and wait for the right buyer to show up, right?

Not quite.

Achieving the best price requires planning, preparation, and a surprising amount of work.

If you want to sell your property this Spring, now is the time to prepare. In fact, the earlier you contact your Realtor the better. At Calgary Home Previews we prepare a strategy based on your requirements, the property’s current condition and the resources at your disposal.

Preparation is key and falls into three main categories:

Maintenance and Repair – Remember that loose doorknob or hole in the wall that needs to be fixed? Well how’s the time to get these items completed.

Decluttering – A home that has less ‘stuff’ in it looks bigger. It’s that simple! See the following article for more details.

Depersonalizing – the process of removing personal items (such as family photos), ornaments and memorabilia allows potential buyers to envision their possessions in the  home, the first step in their decision to buy.

This process can take weeks or months, and for many people can be overwhelming. Kate at Calgary Home Previews is a certified Interior Decorator and Home Stager and can provide guidance on tasks to be completed and access to reliable professionals that can do the work for you.

For more information on listing your home please contact Kate at 403 464 6888,kate@CalgaryHomePreviews.ca. We look forward to hearing from you!