Home Selling

Ottawa Realtors Share Valuable Home Staging Tips

Home Selling 6Are you considering listing your home on the Ottawa real estate market? If so, you’re picking an excellent time to do so.

After all, home buyer optimism is on the rise, as is home buyer demand. That’s because there aren’t as many available homes for sale on the market, which is also helping to drive up sales prices for home owners.

But how do you ensure that you get a truly successful outcome on the local housing market? Today, we’re going to share our best tips with you on how you can set the stage for a quick home sale.

Tips You Should Consider

First of all, avoid emptying your house and leaving it vacant when you list the home on the market. That’s because most home buyers are going to have a difficult time envisioning the use of space.

Instead, consider staging your home. Staging your home not only helps make a room feel warmer and more inviting, but it also can give the effect that your home is bigger than it really is.

For these reasons and more, vacant homes sell faster and at higher prices than non-staged homes.

Here are some quick tips on effectively staging your home for sale:
1. Paint walls a neutral colour.
2. Declutter all closets so they are only half full. And make sure they’re well organized.
3. Remove excess furniture in order to help make the room feel bigger.
4. Strategically use art, pillows, throws and accessories to help make your house feel more like a home.

Additionally, make sure to declutter your home and give it a thorough cleaning. Don’t forget to look in the closets and cabinets. After all, home buyers are likely to look in these spaces as well!

Also make sure to cut emotional ties to your home. This means that you should remove an excess amount of family portraits from the property. After all, the goal is to help the home buyer envision living in the home – not you!

How Can We Help With The Sale of Your Ottawa Home?

We hope you found the above information useful as a prospective home seller.

Want more valuable tips on how to get the best price possible on your home and also to sell it as quickly as possible? Make sure to contact us, Geoff & Bobbie McGowan, today. We would love to assist you!

Until next time,

Bobbie