How to Prepare Your Home for Sale


Putting your home up for sale is a big undertaking. From completing renovations to hiring a realtor, there’s lots to get done by the time you put a “for sale” sign up on your lawn. Feeling overwhelmed about where to begin the process? We’ve got your back! In this blog we’ll talk about each of the factors you’ll need to consider while preparing your home for sale.

1.   Step up your curb appeal

First impressions matter when it comes to showing your home to potential buyers. Don’t miss an opportunity to put your best foot forward by making sure that your property is looking its best. Tidy up any junk or lawn care supplies that’s lying around so that everything looks tidy, and consider doing some landscaping to spruce things up. According to Evergreen Landscapes, Residential landscaping is a way to add value to your home, whether you’re preparing to sell or just want your yard looking its best. A well-landscaped home can add between $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home.

2.   Complete your home renos

Now’s the time to complete any home renovations you have been working on. Upgrades can significantly increase the value of your home which is why many homeowners undertake this process before they list their house for sale. Things like an upgraded kitchen or heated tile floors can increase your listing price and be a selling point for potential buyers.  

3.   Declutter your home

Now’s the time to start getting rid of the things you don’t need! If you are selling your house, chances are that you will be moving in the near future. Lucky for you, we offer help for both of these services! We take all kinds of clutter from big to small, construction debris, offer furniture removal and appliance removal to help you with your moving process. If you refer us to your neighbours you can even get a discount on your pickup. Call us to chat about your options or book online with our simple tool.

4. Hire a professional

Look to the professionals for things like staging your home, cleaning, and moving. The value these services provide will save you time and ensure that your home looks the best that it possibly can. An experienced realtor may also have recommendations for companies or individuals they trust who can help you out.

5.   Get organized

Properly organizing your move is important for making the process as low stress as possible. If you can, try to start preparing for your long distance move at least a month in advance. You’ll need a moving checklist to keep your tasks organized as you get ready. Some tasks to include are:

–           Make an inventory of everything to be moved

–           Sort out and donate any unwanted clothing or furniture

–           Have a garage sale or list them online to get rid of unwanted items

–           Start collecting moving supplies like boxes and newspaper for wrapping

–           Submit a change of address form to your post office

–           Choose your moving company and book your move

–           Clean out the refrigerator/plan to defrost and dry day before moving.

–           Pack your belongings

–           Clean your home or arrange for a cleaning company to come in.

Start packing!

Ready to start preparing your home for sale? Congrats! For all your junk removal/moving needs remember that you can call Calgary Junk Removal for help at +1 403-714-5865

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