The Vancouver real estate market is hotter than ever. This is especially true in certain areas within the city such as the neighbourhoods in and around UBC. If you have been thinking about putting your home on the market, there may be no better time than now to get full value for your home. Even with a hot market, it is so important that you properly stage your home to make it a standout in the UBC real estate market.
Even though the UBC home real estate market is very hot right now, it is very important that when you put your house on the market it is as depersonalized as possible. A depersonalized home is an essential part of a properly staged home. A depersonalized home is more appealing to any potential buyer because it allows them to see themselves and their lifestyle in your space. If your home is cluttered or looks lived in, it detracts from not only its salability but also from the overall value of your home on the market.
The Minimalist Approach
When it comes to a well-staged home, the ‘less is more’ mind set is important. Make sure your home is staged with the minimal amount of furniture in each room. This minimalist approach will help highlight the floor space in each room and will allow potential buyers to create their own vision of each room. This also applies to your walls so try to keep pictures and mirrors to a minimum. Again, a cluttered home is a home that will be more difficult to sell.
Repair and Replace
Before you put your home on the market, take the time to look over every room in your home. This includes even the smallest details such as the screens on the windows. It is important that your house is in working order and any broken or worn parts of it are either repaired or replaced. A well cared for house is a house that will fetch full market value so do not be afraid to spend some money to get your home looking like new.
Once you have ensured that all doors and latches are in great working order, one of the most important parts to a well-staged home is fresh paint on the walls. This applies to both the interior and the exterior of your home. A newly painted home is a great way to attract buyers and a great way to help you get full market value for your home. When you are painting your home, try to use neutral colours for each room such as greys, taupes and tans. These colours are more appealing to potential buyers. You will be surprised how far a newly painted home goes when it comes to selling your home.
Other areas that you may want to replace in your home before your first open house are the shower curtain, damaged or stained curtains and any outdated or damaged lamp shades.
A properly staged home is a sold home. If you have any questions or need help and direction when it comes to the staging process please stop by or visit us at www.ubchomes.ca. Together we can sell your home!