July 2021 Founder’s Message
Details make the difference when preparing to sell your home. From landscaping and painting to staging and simplifying, enhancing your home’s perception will ensure you receive the best possible sale price. Our experienced advisors know how to showcase your home’s unique potential. Here are some suggestions to help guide you through the process to ensure your home is ready to hit the market!
Interior maintenance that makes a difference:
A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest and easiest ways to update your home. Modern, light palettes are inviting and allow potential buyers to imagine their personal belonging in your space. Repair chipped, peeling paint and install bright, new light bulbs. Clean carpets and make sure everything from locks and doorknobs to faucets and appliances are all in good working condition.
Also, check all plumbing, heating and electrical systems to ensure they are operating properly. Minor repairs and a little bit of maintenance go a long way toward increasing your home’s value.
Exterior maintenance and landscaping:
Exteriors are the first things buyers see, so take time to power wash, clean windows and tidy up yards to create curb appeal. Well-trimmed trees, shrubs and lawns highlight your home’s outdoor living space and help make a strong first impression. Ensure garden beds are weeded and accent patios and decks with colourful flower pots. From top to bottom, your home needs to look well maintained. Repair roofs, gutters, decks and fences to further influence the sale and value of your home.
Decluttering your space:
Personal items make it more difficult for potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your space, so minimize or remove all family photos. Personalized and unique art, as well as objects of a political or religious nature, should also be stored away until you can display them again in your new home. Clean closets and declutter items on shelves, tables, countertops and inside pantries, cupboards and glass-door cabinets. Too much clutter distracts buyers from seeing your home’s full potential — so pack it up for now to create the illusion of more space.
Staging is an important aspect of the selling process, helping you to get more value for your home and stand out from other listings. It also helps to emphasize your home’s best features and allow buyers to imagine themselves living in your space. Ensure each room has a single, defined purpose so buyers can see that every square foot is usable. Make sure furnishings are the correct size and use throw pillows to add contrast and an inviting pop of colour. Put fresh flowers in vases and place new, plush towels in bathrooms for final touches. Professional photography, videos, virtual tours and virtual staging are some of the ways we showcase your home. We have a carefully vetted list of service providers and partner with some of the world’s most recognized and distinctive lifestyle brands, allowing us to elevate our offering.
Accurate pricing from a trusted advisor:
Virani’s experienced, licensed real estate professionals understand the externalities of your community that can greatly influence your home’s value. We understand how the global economy impacts real estate in your area and therefore provide you with an accurate value of your home. All our team members are attuned to both local and global marketplaces and offer solid advice based on extensive research. We know that each home is unique and provide all our clients with an in-depth comparative market analysis so you can make strategic, informed decisions.
Whether you are a first-time buyer, retiree, builder or developer we listen carefully and provide you with sound, honest advice and a masterfully choreographed digital marketing strategy. Our clients become extended family. Selling your home is a pivotal transition in life and it requires expert knowledge and understanding to help you navigate through a successful sale. Metro Vancouver’s red-hot real estate market is currently stabilizing, yet it is still a seller’s market. Allow us to expertly guide you through the selling process and exceed your expectations. Call us at 604 913 1000.