Five tips to prepare your house for listing

CALGARY REAL ESTATE NEWS

If you are contemplating listing your home, here are a few tips you may find helpful:

1. DE-CLUTTER WELL IN ADVANCE

Even before your realtor sets an eye on your home – and at least a month prior to listing (make that two months if you still have VHS tapes) – confront your basement and open your closets. Take off the filtered glasses that prevent you from seeing the clutter you’ve accumulated over several years or more. Toss out, recycle and donate.

One of things people look for when shopping for homes (as you likely did) is ample space. You do not want yours to scream: “Not enough space!” Streamline. And doing it before your realtor instructs you to puts you ahead of the game and relieves stress. Here are some tips: Take old DVDs, CDs and electronics (phones, electric cords, printers, etc.) to your local electronics store for recycling…

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