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Leah from the Albion area of Maple Ridge asks: What is the best thing you can do to get your home ready to sell?
 
The best thing that you can do to get your home ready to sell is to imagine yourself as a potential Buyer.  Try your best to turn the emotional connection that you have to your home off and walk through to find what others may see as negative features.  If you can eliminate some of these flaws ahead of time, the Buyer has fewer reasons to say "no" to your house. 
 
Ensuring that you are taking the steps to highlight a clean and organized home that smells nice would be best first steps.  If there are any items in the home that need maintenance, or will likely pop up in a home inspection, those things should also be addressed.  We use the phrase "pride of ownership" in real estate and it is a great phrase to remember when preparing your home to show.
 
We generally do not recommend that you go to great expense to update esthetic items in your home unless they are an absolute must.  If you do, stick to neutral colours and materials.  For the most part, a Buyer will want to come in and update or renovate to their own preferences. 
 
If you are looking for referrals to local business that can assist in getting your home show ready, don't hesitate to give us a call.
 

Thanks again Leah for this great question!  It was a pleasure to answer it.  

 

Carla

 

If you have questions about real estate email them to carla@sellingmapleridge.com.  All questions will be answered and one will be chosen each month to be published in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News and/or What's On Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows magazine with the author being given a $25 Gift Certificate to a local business.  


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