TIPS On Selling Your Home

Try out these helpful styling tips taken from Setting the Stage - REALTOR® Magazine Online. They've compiled the best tips from stagers and real estate pros-things you can do for little or no expense-to put a home in prime showing shape.



         
    • Clear out closets and clutter-sellers can give away or pack up toys, linens, and small kitchen appliances to store offsite. Buyers are also forgiving of storage boxes neatly tucked away in a garage or basement.

         
    • Focus most on the most visible areas-the foyer, kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and family room.

         
    • De-personalize the home by removing photos, mementos, and dated items.

         
    • Use plants in colorful pots or inexpensive wicker baskets to fill in empty spaces.

         
    • Look to home catalogs for little details on beautifying the home. For instance, group books, pictures, and objets d'art appealingly on bookcases.

         
    • Try angling one or two pieces of furniture slightly and move furniture 4 inches to 6 inches from the wall to create more interesting room spaces.

         
    • Put away large collections- porcelains, plates, and so on.

         
    • Remove valuables, prescription medicine, collectibles, and breakables.

         
    • Trim trees, prune shrubs, and make sure the lawn is mowed and watered regularly.

         
    • In summer, turn on the sprinklers for five minutes, 30 minutes before the open house. It makes the lawn and driveway sparkle.

         
    • Refrain from cooking anything that leaves a distinctive odor, such as fish, garlic, or cabbage.

         
    • Hire a professional service to clean the home, including the carpets and the windows.

         
    • Set the dining room table with attractive linens, dishes, and stemware.

         
    • Arrange fresh or silk flowers throughout the home.

         
    • Light a fire in the fireplace in fall and winter.

         
    • A mirror in a pretty frame can make a small room feel more open.

         
    • Use as much natural light as possible. Add extra lamps in dark rooms or corners.

         
    • Make functional repairs-fix dripping faucets, sticking doors, and broken fences.

         
    • Bring in another pair of eyes-even if it's not a professional stylist. The person may see problems you and have missed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Kwok
Century 21 New Star Realty Brokerage
416-841-7369
Michael@kwokrealty.com
 
 

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