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16 General Tips To Get Your Hamilton Home Ready For Sale

Tuesday Oct 16th, 2018

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getting your hamilton home ready to sellWhat more could you want than getting your Hamilton home sold for top dollar in short order without any hassles? If you take a moment and read through the following suggestions before you put the property on the market, you’ll be on your way to a successful sale.

You goal is to simplify, depersonalize, and de-clutter the home in order for it to show larger and brighter, giving a more spacious feeling to potential buyers. These steps will provide you with an advantage over the competition. Many items will need to be removed to storage and packed for moving. This is important and should be considered as merely giving you a head start on the move to your new home.

The list of things below will help your home show larger and brighter and give a more spacious feeling to potential buyers, giving you an advantage over the competition.

 

  1. Start by airing out the home. Most people are turned off by even the smallest odour. Odours must be eliminated, especially if you have dogs, cats, or young children in diapers or if you are a smoker. Air out the home 30 minutes before all showings.

  2. If it has been over a year since the carpets have been cleaned—or if they really need it—now is the time to do it. Bare floors should be waxed or polished, as well.

  3. Clean and wipe down all stained woodwork including doors and cabinets with a wood maintenance product such as “Old English” or “Liquid Gold.”

  4. Replace or clean A/C filters. Clean all A/C vents and intake grids.

  5. Use an air freshener in each room (Glade “Plug-ins” work well, but try to avoid floral scents as they can be too strong).

  6. Open the draperies, pull the shades, and let in the sunlight.

  7. Install higher wattage light bulbs to show your home brightly.

  8. If possible paint interior walls to a neutral color to brighten the home and make it look bigger.

  9. Putty over and paint any nail holes or other mishaps in the walls.

  10. Repair or replace any loose or damaged wallpaper.

  11. Repair or replace banisters and handrails.

  12. Remove and/or hide excess extension cords and exposed wires.

  13. Open doors to areas you want potential buyers to see such as walk-in closets, pantries, attics, etc.

  14. Use plants in transitional areas of your house.

  15. Remove clutter from each room to visually enlarge them.

  16. Most importantly have a game plan to get the home in order quickly if necessary

 

​​So if you're thinking about putting your Hamilton home up for sale in the next year or so, these tips should help you get well on your way towards an effective and organized sale of your home.

If you have any further questions about the home selling process, please feel free to check out more info in our sellers section or book a call with me to discuss. I will be happy to help answer any questions you have.

I hope this has been helpful!

Sincerely,

Mike


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