Getting Your Home Ready for Sale: Interior Preparation

You’ve invested years getting your home to look just the way you want it – whether it’s a vibrant colour in a kids room, an arrangement of wedding and family photos on a wall or the particular arrangement of furniture. You love your home, but your needs have changed and it’s time to move.

Once you’ve decided to put your home up for sale,

We all want to think that we can see beyond someone else’s style, but the reality is that most of us can’t. Buyers need to be able to picture themselves in the home – and your particular taste, regardless of what it is, may turn off prospective buyers.

The advice that any good real estate agent or interior designer will give you is to de-personalize and do needed repairs and adjustments before you show your home.

If you’re serious about showing your home at its best in order to attract more offers at a price you’re happy with, follow these interior preparation tips:

View the house through the buyer’s eyes

Take a walk through your home and scrutinize every room from a buyer’s perspective. Better yet, get a friend or neighbour to do it for you to ensure objectivity. Don’t forget to walk around the exterior, too.

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