Tips Before Selling Your House

Tips Before Selling Your House

If you’re thinking of selling your house but not sure where to start then you’re definitely not alone. Selling your house will require more than just putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign on the front lawn. Think of the things that catch your attention when you walk into someones house. Whether its the unkept lawn, the cluttered living room or the bright orange walls, these can be easily fixed to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. If you want to make sure you’re getting the best offers your house deserves, below are some tips to consider before listing it on the market.

Considering Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything! We can’t emphasize this enough. Have you ever driven by a house and noticed the nicely trimmed landscape, the lighting on the exterior of the house, and even the wooden welcome sign and thought ‘wow that’s a beautiful home’? It's the simple touches on the outside that will make people want to see more of what’s on the inside. The curb appeal is a very easy and effective way to let buyers gain more interest in your home. It also does not require you to spend too much money. Having a colourful plant, a freshly painted door and minimal accessories on your front porch will add more charm to your house, making it more attractive and welcoming for buyers.

considering curb apperal

Decluttering & Cleaning

People want to walk in a house and see a clean and clutter-free space. This allows them to imagine all the endless possibilities of how they can decorate and turn this house into their home. Before listing your house on the market, consider the 3 D’s: Deep clean, Declutter and Depersonalize each room. Buyers will want to see a spacious house that gives them enough room to imagine where they will put all their personal belongings. The goal is to make your house as turn key as possible, so buyers will want to move in and not have too much to worry about afterwards.

Wall Paint & Touch Ups:

The paint colours on your walls can make a big impact on the sale of your home. While bright colours are fun and brave, many people are more attracted to houses with neutral tones. Neutral tones will create a blank canvas for buyers, giving them more room for creativity. Light tones will also make your home look more spacious and bright. Additionally, fixing up any scuff marks or holes in the walls and touching up the baseboards will give your house a sleek and fresh look overall. It's the minor details that will let the buyers know your house is well maintained and cared for.


Selling your house can be a bittersweet experience. You want to make sure you’re getting the best offers but also finding new owners that will cherish and love your home the way you do. Your real estate agent will be there to guide you along the way. When you’re ready to sell your house, ask your realtor for any trending ideas and suggestions that will make the sale of your home a smooth and easy process from start to finish.