Prepare Your Cottage To Sell
In Muskoka real estate where there are often more sellers than buyers, it’s only common sense to prepare your cottage to look its very best, giving you an edge over a market full of prime cottage spots in Muskoka / Lake Of Bays. With a little ingenuity you can make your cottage look amazing to prospective buyers first impression. First impressions set the tone for the buyers overall opinion, pretend you are a buyer looking at your cottage for the first time.
- Does the lawn need cutting, are some of plants and flowers looking tired or wilted?
- Keep the driveway, walkways and front porch clean.
- Enter the front door – keep jackets, footwear and any general everyday use items put away.
- What can you see from the front hallway – make that view inviting.
- Keep it simple overuse of furniture makes rooms seem smaller.
- Have an honest friend walk in and take note of what they see first.
Keep the walls clean, walls and ceilings seem bigger when you have just one piece of artwork on it. Know an amazing artist friend borrow some local art for your walls. Cleaning carpets, repainting or replacing an old floor can really liven an old room up.
Make spaces that seem inviting to a social atmosphere – those rooms that rarely get used – make them look like a place you can sit or use for other purposes.
Home staging professionals can help – they can use what you have to turn your house into a showroom for the prospective buyer. Ask Andrew Bulloch about getting this kind of help – Contact Andrew.
Wash the windows and mirrors everyday, polish chrome and stainless steel appliances. Dusting and washing floors – bring flowers in and put them in a vase they add nice aromas and can distract from wear and tear. Cleaning light fixtures and turn lights on before a showing brightens a dark room.
Remove any garbage before a showing and make sure bathrooms and kitchens are spotless.
Andrew Bulloch can provide many more suggestions – a little effort goes a long way in selling your cottage in Lake Of Bays / Muskoka!