Kelowna Life Real Estate Group wants you to be successful in your relocation endeavour. If the time has come to upgrade to the beach, downsize to a condo or simply find a neighbourhood that reflects your best interests, we can help! Our experienced, reliable team knows every area around town and can easily facilitate your next property discovery. Is your home in the perfect selling condition? Taking a few tips into consideration prior to listing can help you obtain more than your asking price.
Declutter and Depersonalize
Clearing out your home room by room can seem like an arduous task; however, it is a vital component of the moving process. Allow yourself the opportunity to simplify by packing up the majority of your books, collections, photographs etc. Many clients use this time to purge and donate gently used clothing and household items to local charity. Potential homebuyers prefer a more sterile setting in order to visualize their own items in the space. Besides, you will enjoy packing up less items when you move locations. Simplifying your surroundings ensures there is less to clean and take care of. This process will help you be ready for the possibility of multiple showings.
Be Prepared for Showings
A clean and organized space is the best when it comes to showing your property. Our friendly and professional team at Kelowna Life Real Estate Group communicates closely with each client to ensure all listing dates and open houses work well for you and your family. If you are planning a huge cleaning and garage sale session or deck re-staining party, it is a great idea to share this info with your real estate agent so we can ensure viewing dates are convenient for you.
Does each room in your home have a specific purpose? Does the office resemble a workspace or is there a bed due to the simultaneous spare room situation? Has the family room melded into the dining room? Is the garage for storing cars or endless boxes and Rubbermaid’s? Walking through each room prior to your showings and creating a clean and relaxing vibe will go a long way towards making your home feel inviting to potential buyers. Look for some fun staging ideas online and have fun with the revamping process. Or if that is not your cup of tea, consider hiring a home staging company to complete the process your behalf.
Curb appeal is a huge consideration when it comes to potential homebuyers. Our hot Kelowna climate and warm Okanagan landscape wreaks havoc on stained decks, stairs and exterior trim. Inspect your front entryway, deck, front door and banister to see if it has fallen victim to peeling, chipped, horrible paint or old, flaky stain. Decks commonly have to be refinished every 3 to 5 years depending on their direction. Kelowna Life Real Estate Group recommends keeping your grass as green and welcoming as possible within city watering guidelines. Avoid watering in the heat of the day. Use some low maintenance, drought-resistant Xeriscape friendly plants or container gardens to add colour and vibrancy to your landscape. Your curb appeal can be fun and functional with a little creativity.
Ask and Relax!
Do some research and determine an accurate asking price based on the current Kelowna real estate. Find out what homes in your neighbourhood are going for and don’t feel the need to shave too much off of your asking price right away. The market is hot and we are one of the fastest growing communities in all of Canada. If you have recently completed numerous upgrades to your home, you may wish to hire a qualified home appraiser to provide you with a possibly higher than anticipated starting point. We love the Okanagan and look forward to working together. Contact Kelowna Life Real Estate Group today and let us help you find the home of your dreams!