Is this it? Has the housing market in the Greater Toronto Area reached its peak? Should you sell now in case prices start to go down?
Unfortunately, no one can give you reliable answers to those questions. But whether you’re trying to time the sale of your home to market conditions (good luck!) or you need to make a move for some other reason, it will payoff to make your home as desirable as possible to potential buyers.
On the outside of the home, that means increasing curb appeal, or, basically, how your home looks when viewed from the street.
Inside, staging your home helps present it in the best possible light as buyers walk through the house.
Improving the curb appeal of your home, and making a major effort at staging it can payoff handsomely in increased bids when you’re selling.
But there’s a problem. You could spend thousands of dollars to fully stage your home and do everything needed to maximize its curb appeal. Inside the home, hiring a professional cleaner, moving things into storage, and even hiring a professional stager, can all add up.
Outside the home, you could spend money in a number of ways, including everything from landscaping and painting the exterior, to renting potted flowers for the front door.
But what if you want to make your home look its best with minimal cost and effort?
If you do nothing else to improve the look of your home inside and out before you sell it, you should at least do the following.
1. Paint the Interior
Getting your walls painted is widely regarded as the home improvement/staging project that delivers the highest value for the cost.
2. Fix Up and/or Paint Your Garage Door
Most homes in and around York Region have garages that face the street. For those homes, the garage door can account for up to 40% of what buyers see when they look at the house. In many cases, buyers will walk past the garage door to get to the front door. Making the garage door look as good as it can, especially if it doesn’t look so good now, will go a long way to improving your home’s overall curb appeal.
Now, when you get the inside and outside of your home looking as good as it can, and your house is ready to sell fast, give us a call here at Bradford Moving to start planning how you’ll make the move your new home.