1. Leave The Closets Half-Empty

Want to give the illusion of much-bigger closets? Take half the stuff out of them, at least. Overstuffed closets hide their true size, while half-filled closets make them look a lot bigger. By taking out the items in all of your closets, pantries included, you can appeal to people with big wardrobes or a love of cooking.

edmonton real estate2. Move Your Pets

Pets are lovable and amazing for the people who know and love them. For other people, the presence of pets can be unsettling, an indication of uncleanliness or, more simply, induce an allergic reaction. When you are selling your home, take the pets to somewhere else, be it a family of friend’s place or a kennel. That way, they can’t dirty the house or turn of prospective buyers before the even see the place. It’s often a good idea to clean out the home of pet-related items before showing off the home as well. This will help the home look cleaner and more presentable.

3. Shed Some Light On The Subject

Lighting can sometimes make or break a home sale, and it can be surprisingly inexpensive to upgrade. First off, ensure every lightbulb is actually working, then consider what you want to highlight in your home. If it’s the brand new kitchen, for example, why not get some cabinet lighting to show off the countertops?

In Edmonton winters especially, people will often be seeing your home when it’s already dark outside, so ensure that your home is well-lighted.

4. Pay Attention to the Details

Dirty windows, mineral and calcium buildup in the bathroom, scratches and dents in the baseboards or walls. People notice these little details when they’re looking for a home, and factor it into their decision. About a month before the sale, spend a few days listing all the little details you need to fix. Then get them done. As you finish the first round of jobs, you’ll be bound to find some more things to do. Do those ones soon as well, because there will be more.

The little details are often the things people either miss or put off until the last minute, which means they often don’t get done. Stay ahead of the situation and start getting them done early. That way, your house will look more like someone’s future home.

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Listing information last updated on May 24th, 2022 at 5:02pm CDT.