Home maintenance and preparation are tasks sometimes too big to handle on your own, especially for owners looking to sell their house in Calgary for the first time. Many first time sellers even make the mistake of listing their homes without making preparations in advance.

Favourable impressions and great deals are achieved only when owners or Calgary Realtors invest in few minor touch-ups to create a more appealing upstage of the house.


◾ Clean every nook and cranny

Dust, stains, and watermarks can be everywhere and unappealing to the eye. Dust and wipe high places to get rid of dust and dirt that lived in your house for a long time. Brushing and mopping tiles from time to time is a good idea to remove stains and watermarks on tiles and flooring.

◾ Get rid of unpleasant smells

Odors linger for long periods. When you’re a homeowner looking to sell your house in Calgary but still lives in it, it’s best to keep your home well-ventilated at mosts times especially  when cooking. This decreases the possibility of fostering unwanted smells in your home.

◾ Clean out clutters

Houses become more spacious when homeowners declutter their house. Many Calgary Realtors advise owners to dispose clutters or at least store them while they receive visits from interested buyers. This allows the buyers to see the potential of the space and later transform it on based on their desires.

◾ Refresh walls with neutral colors

A fresh coat of paint can give the house brighter look, creating an illusion of space. The suggested colors to use when applying paint are neutral colors such as white and tans. This will help interested buyers focus on the space better.

◾ Decors must always be simple

The house must look like a classic showroom that allows buyers with various styles and taste to imagine the property transforming based on their styles.. Sticking to simple and classic decor, fixtures, and furniture will help them exactly with that.

◾ Personal belongings must be kept in storage temporarily

Envision your home as a blank canvas to potential buyers. To sell your house in Calgary, you must create a safe space for them to imagine themselves in your house so it’s best to remove personal belongings such as photographs, artworks, and the likes.

◾ Let there be light

Lights, be it natural or man-made, makes a big difference in a room. Make sure all your house lights are working and that you’re maximising the brightness the natural light can bring in a room.

◾ Add a touch of nature

Potted plants or beautiful flowers in a vase adds a touch of nature in a house which adds to the brightness of a room. A touch of nature can fill empty places and bring good energy to gloomy rooms so best to invest in a few.

◾ Stay away from bulky furniture

The right size of the furniture must be scalable to the size of the room. If the room isn’t large enough, avoid using furnishings that make the room feel smaller.

◾ Keep closets organized

Closets are great assets of a room aside from its bath. Like the rest of the house, an organized and decluttered closet space becomes a selling point in a buyer’s perspective. Before listing your house, make sure to have your closets organized and decluttered to almost perfection!

◾ Fix loose ends

Buyers and Calgary Realtors notice the tiny thing that you’ve put off long enough. Make sure to fix and tighten loose screws and whatnots that can detract value from your home.

◾ Perform a Faux Renovation

Renovations can be really expensive. However, there are tricks to manage such situations. Update only the outdated fixtures, hinges, and even faucets that hinders your home from reaching its maximum potential value.

◾ Give rooms a purpose

Don’t leave a room undecorated. Staging is an important part of selling the house and decorating every room can give potential buyers ideas when it’s their time to create life to the space.

◾ Keep toilet lids down

The key to a great bathroom photography is keeping the toilet seat and lid down. This makes such a great difference which can further attract potential buyers to visit your house.

◾ Don’t forget your outdoor appeal

The key to increasing your home value and selling your house in Calgary is maintaining a great and fresh outdoor space. Your front yard and backyard affects the value of your home and its overall appeal to the market as well as your rooftop. Make sure it’s inviting and bright as it creates a big difference in attracting potential home buyers.

The last and critical tip Calgary Realtors recommend homeowners with a tight budget is to spruce-up the front entrance. Interested home buyers can drive through traffic and sometimes arrive earlier than the realtor at the meeting place, leaving them outside with endless time to scrutinize the exterior of the house. Sprucing up your entrance creates a lasting impression to potential buyers that will help them remember your home as they look for and visit other houses that are listed in Calgary.

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