First off- to the wonderful group of women who sat with me at my Blog Podium round table discussion last week- I am so grateful. A post on this topic to follow I promise!
Today’s agenda: selling houses. For the last little while I have been working behind the scenes in design TV on the hit show Buying and Selling with the Property Brothers. And yes, the brothers are super nice. And only one of them is single (lol- those are the most commonly asked questions I get about these talented brothers!)
But since working with them on the design team I have realized there really are a few easy methods to top dollar for your house- and sell it in 48 hours! (True story- totally happened to one of our homeowners! Sale within 48 hours!)
This is kinda huge. Paint everything a really really nice neutral- a gray, a soft gray teal, a soft gray blue (notice the gray theme?). If you need help picking the right gray come visit me at the Rexdale Home Depot this Thursday from 6-8pm as part of my #CILontheroad tour and I will pick a gray for you 🙂
2. CHANGE YOUR LIGHT FIXTURES
Get rid of the boob lights, track lights, ugly lights. Lighting has come a long way in regards to price point- making beautiful fixtures a lot more accessible. Pay close attention to the master bedroom and dining pendants where you might be able to do something really special!
3. INSTALL WINDOW TREATMENTS CORRECTLY
Notice the word correctly! Even a $19.99 drape can look amazing as long as it is installed correctly. Drapes should ideally just break at the floor- and the curtain rod should in most cases split the difference between the frame of the window and the ceiling.
4. CLEAN UP
This one is super basic but essentially clean like you have never cleaned before.
We use a local staging company, Executive Rentals, and the difference gorgeous furniture makes I think is really what will expedite the sale. When a buyer can see the potential of their life in the space- and that their life will be AWESOME in it- it can certainly speed up the sale process.
What are your tips on fast house sales? Love to know in the comments below.