On the day we finished our laundry room 2 houses very similar to ours (except with zero upgrades) went on the market on our street. While I am NEVER leaving this house after all the work we've gone through (ok, ok, never say never), the thought of selling does get pretty tempting.
After working 2 seasons behind the scenes in design TV on the hit show Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers, I have realized there really are a few reliable methods to get top dollar for your house- and sell it in 48 hours! (True story- totally happened to one of our homeowners! Sale within 48 hours!) Here are my top tips to get your house sold fast:
This is kinda huge. Paint everything a really really nice neutral- a gray, a soft gray teal, a soft gray blue (notice the gray theme?). I love Courtenay's post on her fab blog of her favourite CIL neutrals. Get rid of all focal walls, please please please!
2. CHANGE YOUR LIGHT FIXTURES
Get rid of the boob lights, track lights, ugly lights. Lighting has come a long way in regards to price point- making beautiful fixtures a lot more accessible. Pay close attention to the master bedroom and dining pendants where you might be able to do something really special!
3. INSTALL WINDOW TREATMENTS CORRECTLY
Notice the word correctly! Even a $19.99 drape can look amazing as long as it is installed correctly. Drapes should ideally just break at the floor- and the curtain rod should in most cases split the difference between the frame of the window and the ceiling.
4. CLEAN UP
This one is super basic but essentially clean like you have never cleaned before.
On the show we use a local Toronto staging company, Executive Rentals, and the difference gorgeous furniture makes I think is really what will expedite the sale. When a buyer can see the potential of their life in the space- and that their life will be AWESOME in it- it can certainly speed up the sale process.
What are your tips on fast house sales? Love to know in the comments below.