Get Your Home Ready to Sell in 30 Days or Less – Part 3

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Selling your home: Rooms and Exterior – Part 3

We are already into part three of getting your home ready to sell in 30 days or less. If you missed parts one and two, we’ve been outlining a step-by-step plan of action so that your home is sale-ready. If you want to catch up with these former articles, check out our blog at

It’s another big week getting your home ready as we’re tackling a few final rooms and the exterior of your home. 

The bedrooms. You want your bedrooms to be inviting and spacious. This means extra cleaning, possible decluttering and investing in a few added soft touches. If you don’t already have one, invest in a neutral-coloured duvet cover with a few vibrant accent pillows. Remove additional Knick knacks and extra clothing from your closet. If you have too much furniture for the size of your bedrooms, remove a dresser, armoire or night table to ‘make room’.

Tidy the bathrooms. Remove all possible products and toiletries. As you use your bathroom every day you likely have shaving gel, a razor, toothbrush, lotion, hair dryer etc. on display for all to see. Though these are conveniently located on your counter, you really want to store most of them in decorative storage bins under the counter during showings. Invest in some new white towels or accent towels that bring a splash of life and color against your neutral walls. Visit Winners or Home Sense for any added affordable accessories. Replace any well used toilet seats, shower curtains or bath mats.

Declutter and organize garage. If you have a garage, declutter any excess tools and toys you won’t need during the sale. Invest in shelving or storage bins to tidy up that which you will need during the sale. Wipe away any cobwebs, excess cans or bottles, and sweep the floors.

The front yard. Buyers will get experience a ‘first impression’ of your home when they pull up for the first time. Take the opportunity to stand on your street and look at your front yard, driveway and front entry from a distance. What do you see? What appears dirty or worn? What scuffs or peeled paint need touched up? If you have a front porch, dress it up to be more inviting with some seasonal plants and Welcome Décor’. If the season permits, touch up paint, edge the lawn, power wash the driveway and exterior of your home.

The backyard. Different seasons will call for various clean up in your back yard. Once the snow is gone, you want to trim the trees, fertilize, cut, and edge your lawn. You may need to stain your deck, declutter the shed, clean your patio furniture and BBQ and paint your fence. If you have a trampoline, swing set, patio furniture, toys and more crowding your yard space, you likely will want to remove a few items so that your space appears bigger.

Hire a REALTOR. If you haven’t already hired a Realtor; this week is a great time to get this process started. Though you’re not yet 100% ready for your property to hit the market, a Realtor will likely need a few days to meet with you and can offer staging tips to increase the salability of your home. 
Stay tuned as we bring your part 4 next week for getting your home ready to sell in 30 days or less. If you’re considering buying or selling a home and don’t already have a great Realtor you’ve committed to, give us a call. It is always our greatest honour to serve you!

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