Have you been thinking about selling this year but have been too busy with the kids going back to school, cleaning up from the summer etc? Well now is the time to get your house on the market and get into a new one before Christmas and we can help you do that! We’ve got some tips for you on prepping your home for the market below. Be sure to give Carole a call if you would like an evaluation of your home as well. She would love to stop by and visit.

When preparing your home for market, the goal is to tackle improvements that will help you to obtain the best price and sell within the shortest amount of time.

These inexpensive projects can go a long way to generating offers:

Clear the decks. Counter space is extremely important for buyers, so be sure to store kitchen and bathroom items off the counters. Purchase attractive baskets to enable you to clear the decks in a hurry and minimize clutter.

Brighten up storage spaces. Closets and cupboard space are big selling features. Purge unused items and paint a light colour inside cupboards and closets. Consider adding battery-operated lighting to brighten dark closets.

Replace interior room and closet doors. Quickly and inexpensively brighten hallways and rooms by replacing interior doors and hardware. New white paneled doors and hardware can make a difference to a home.

Tear up dingy broadloom. Replacing broadloom carpeting is one of the least costly improvements you can make in terms of overall return on your dollar.

Paint. Paints are a bargain when you look at what can be achieved with a fresh new finish. Opt for neutral colours, in matte or eggshell finishes to camouflage flaws in walls. Trim with satin, semi- or high-gloss.