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With the spring market kicking into full gear, April can be a busy month for new listings. When you do decide to put your home on the market there are many things that you can do at a lower cost to prepare your home before it becomes listed.

Here are a few tips to stage your home for potential buyers:


Depersonalize

Taking out personal possessions allows people to view the home better as if they were living in it themselves. Although these items may make your house a home, they can be viewed differently by outsiders. Remove all personal photos, artwork, collections, and items to depersonalize as much as possible and free up space to open it up for viewers. 


Let The Light Shine In

Light your home up as much as possible. Have sunlight shine through and ensure all windows are open. White or sheer window coverings will also allow more sunlight to come through at all times. If you have dark rooms with no windows try adding a spotlight and extra ceiling lighting to brighten up the room.

Minimalize

Minimizing the amount of furniture and clutter will make your home appear cleaner and larger. Smaller furniture and a few simple accent pieces will free up space, rather than larger dated furniture and clutter. For example, a pedestal sink in a bathroom can open up a bathroom and show off more floor space.


Neutral Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is typically the sanctuary for many homeowners and it should fit for both genders. Try to keep it simple and use gender neutral colours and decor in the bedroom with the bed as the focal point.

Curb Appeal

Lastly, it is important not to forget about the touches to the outside of your home. Your curb appeal is the first glimpse to your home and by touching up your home on the outside you can create a positive first impression for potential buyers. Mowing your lawn, weeding flower beds, pressuring washing the home, and touching up paint really doesn’t cost much and shows pride in your home ownership. If potential buyers see that they outside of the home has not been neglected they are much more likely to assume that the same has occurred on the inside.


These low cost changes to your home can make a large difference to the look and feel. By ensuring that your home appeals to potential buyers and proves that it has been taken care of properly you will likely get the asking price that you are looking for. Make your home a selling feature today!  If you have any questions about listing your home, contact me today at 780-266-OWEN (6936)


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