6 Ways to Prepare Your Property to Sell

You expect to get a top dollar offer when you put your home on the market, but are you taking the necessary measures to make sure that happens? If you’re getting ready to sell your home, there are a few essential things that should be done to ensure that you bring in the highest offer possible.

Make it pretty

First, head outside and increase your curb appeal. The exterior of your home is the first thing people will notice when they pull up to see your home. Now is the time to mow the lawn, prune the hedges, and clear away all of those weeds. Plant flowers and consider repainting your front door or mailbox to add an additional pop of color.

Clean it up

It’s also important to keep it clean outside. Improving your curb appeal will do you no good if you haven’t kept the exterior surface of your home clean. Pressure wash your siding and be sure to clean out your rain gutters. This ensures that buyers see that you have maintained your home properly.

Make repairs

Next, repair even the smallest things. When seeking a top-dollar offer, it’s important to present your home in the best condition possible. Broken windows, leaky roofs, electrical issues, and holes in the walls could all be turn offs for potential buyers. It could also drive the price of your home down.

Go minimalist

Also, take down your décor. While you may prefer your modern eclectic style, potential buyers may not. For that reason, it’s important to depersonalize your home as much as possible. Pack up at least a third of your décor and remove anything that may prevent buyers from envisioning their belongings in your space.

Go neutral

Don’t forget to paint over any bold colors.  It’s important to present a neutral space to potential buyers. This is a great way to appeal to the masses and allow them to picture their style inside your home. Grey, beige, or white are all great go-to colors.

The nose knows

Finally, make your home’s scent appealing. It might sound silly, but the way your home smells can play a huge factor in its appeal. Take out the trash before showings and consider baking cookies or lighting a candle to create a pleasant fragrance.


Whether you are looking to sell your apartment or single family home, Merenda Real Estate Group has the experience to make it happen. Since 1999, David Merenda has provided superior real estate services to the greater Toronto area. There’s a reason he is referred to as The Deal Maker. Contact him today (416) 240. 7653 (SOLD) to get your home sold by one of Toronto’s best.

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