A Guide to selling your Home in London, Ontario - Step 4 continued

...continued from Step 3


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Once you have set the price, your next step in the journey is preparing your property so that it looks attractive to buyers. Ideally, you want your home to look like a showcase.

This is more important than you might think. REALTORS® repeatedly find that people can’t visualize the potential of a home. They have to see it. That means that how your home shows — today — is how people see themselves in it. They can’t see past the chips, leaks, clutter and stains. In fact, they tend to focus even more on those things.


The 3 R’s of prepping your home for sale

1. Remove - Get rid of as much clutter as possible. Give it away, sell it at a garage sale, put it in storage, or take it to the dump. Just get it out of the house. You want your home to look spacious and tidy. 

2. Repair - Chipped paint, cracked tiles, squeaky hinges, leaky faucets. Fix everything you can. If you need a contractor, your agent can recommend one.

3. Renew - Clean, clean and clean again. (It’s that important!) You want your home to look guest-ready. Organize each room so that it looks like a showcase. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way to dramatically improving the look.


Sound overwhelming? You don’t need to do it overnight. Your agent can point you to someone who can help, or you can break it down into just one small task a day.

And here’s good news: Everything you remove, clean or repair helps to sell your home faster and for a better price. So it’s like getting paid to do it!

Consider Staging

Remember the last time you visited a high-end furniture showroom or a new model home with its gorgeous livingrooms, bedrooms and bathrooms? That’s staging. 

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, staged homes sell 49% faster and for 7-11% more money. In fact, you can expect nearly half (49%) of the buyers to be positively impacted if your home is staged.

You can hire a professional stager. Or you can follow some basic staging tips yourself. Either way, your agent can help.

Staged homes sell  49% faster for 7%-11% more money!


Need Help? I would be happy to help give you a few staging tips and ideas. Call me anytime.


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Susan Bailey

Susan Bailey

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 First Canadian Corp., Brokerage*
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