Tips for selling your home in Calgary’s Housing Market this Spring

January 17,2022
Tips for selling your home in Calgary’s Housing Market this Spring

Do you want to sell your home faster and for a higher price?  Read on for some of the industry’s best tips to sell your home in the Calgary Housing Market this Spring.


The goal with preparing your home for sale is to make sure potential buyers can picture themselves living in the home. Depersonalizing your home of family photos and other personal items helps buyers see the space as “theirs.”   Think of creating a “showhome” feel to your home with some all personal effects neatly tucked away.  To effectively create that showhome feel that is decluttered, you probably will not need some short term storage to put your personal effects in a safe and clean space while you’re showing your home. 

Declutter your home

A clean home sells.  Take a weekend and box up rarely used items such as out of season décor, kitchen gadgets that clutter up your counter, clothing and shoes.  These things – even if displayed neatly can clutter up a home.  Give your prospective buyers some breathing space when they enter your home.  Your garage and closets are part of the house – so having these spaces decluttered as well is very important to get your home to sell fast.

Get a Storage Unit

Even if it is just for a month while you’re showing your home – put those extra pieces of furniture in to storage that are cluttering up the space.  You can get even get a head start on packing and neatly pack up those personal effects in to boxes and put them in to storage ready for your new home.  Since you will most likely be doing the decluttering yourself – get a storage unit convenient to you that is easily accessible.  Bow City Storage just west of downtown in SW Calgary is a great option for Calgary.

Hire a Calgary Staging Company

Engaging a professional staging can really make a huge difference.  It is very important to make a good first impression when putting your home on the market.   A home stager will take an objective approach to decluttering and decorating, allowing prospective purchasers to view the space as theirs.

Take Professional Photos of your Listing

Professional photos of a staged home are much more likely to attract interest online. Since most homebuyers these days start their home hunt online, it’s important to make a good impression through photos.  A good photographer will focus on what makes your home stand out from the rest and create a set of pictures such that customers will want to go and check it out in person.

Clean up the exterior

While your home is on the market – make sure the sidewalks are always clear of snow and the garbage bins are neatly tucked away.  The front door area should be clean and free of debris as well.  Dust and leaves can often collect around the front porch area – take a moment to clean it up.

Hard work pays off

Getting your home ready for sale successfully can be a bit of work.  Putting some effort and time in to getting your home ready for sale can really “pay off” by getting more offers and higher offers for sale.  Bow City Storage has helped many home sellers get their home ready for sale by providing the right size of storage unit during the home sales process. 

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