Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Home School Care & Maintenance

As you're looking for a new home you probably have one to sell. Here we share a few helpful tips to make your current home look great and sell fast.

Exterior Tips

  • Fresh Paint. Professionals recommend that you re-paint your home every 10 years and just a few cans of paint can completely transform an outdated home into a beautiful welcoming abode.
  • Do Some Landscaping. One of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your yard is to clean out dead flowers and weeds while adding fresh flowerbeds and mulch.
  • Spring Cleaning. Get rid of any unnecessary clutter like storing garbage bins in your garage and keeping the lawn mowed and manicured.
  • Update Fixtures. Updating address numbers, your mailbox, light fixtures and doorknobs is a great way to give the exterior of your home a quick makeover.
  • Replace Old Windows. Windows often become damaged, chipped or just plain grimy over time so give them a detailed cleaning or even replace them if necessary.
  • Pressure-Wash The Siding. This will help your home look shiny, clean and new. If you don’t own a pressure washer, you can rent one for a small fee.
  • Make It Feel Welcoming. Don’t be afraid to include a few homey touches such as a welcome mat on your doorstep, a bird feeder handing from your porch or garden statues. Anything that makes your home and property feel warm and inviting can really improve its appeal.

Interior Tips

  • Keep It Clean. It goes without saying every room in your home should sparkle. If you don’t have the time or have a really big house, thing about hiring the pros.
  • Make Minor Repairs. It’s important to make your house look well maintained. Patch holes in walls, fix weakly faucets, replace burnt out light bulbs and if you are re-painting, make sure to keep the colours neutral.
  • Pack Away Personal Items. Time to pick up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. You want buyers to imagine their own photos on the walls, and that’s hard to do if yours are there.
  • Eliminate Clutter. Put away those nick-knacks, clear surfaces and floors, and leave space in bedroom closets and kitchen cabinets. Buyers want to see that there’s lots of space and storage in the home.
  • Staging. Give the home some extra pizzazz; keep your home bright, keep furniture to a minimum, appeal to their senses and style your dining room table

When you're ready to build a new home and sell your current home, book a new home consultation and ask our new home experts about our MorEquity Program.