Spring is typically known as the best time to sell a condo in Toronto, but when it comes to a truly successful sale, timing isn’t everything. To sell your condo for the highest price in the shortest time, it needs to be transformed into the Dream City condo that buyers have been waiting for.
Here are 5 easy ways to prepare your condo for a successful spring sale:
1. Focus on the First Impression
While there’s not much you can do about your building’s curb appeal, there are still a few steps you can take to ensure buyers have a positive first impression of your unit. Make sure your front door and the surrounding area is clean by removing scuff marks and refreshing chipped paint as needed. An easy way to ‘wow’ buyers as soon as they enter your condo is to add a statement piece, whether it’s eye-catching artwork or an accent wall with bold wallpaper.
2. Depersonalize and Declutter
If you haven’t jumped on the decluttering bandwagon yet, now’s the perfect time. Going through your belongings to sell, throw out, and donate unwanted items means you’ll have less to pack up when you move – and can result in some extra cash in your pocket. With fewer personal items on display, buyers will be able to focus on the condo itself and imagine the space as their own.
3. Add Space, Not Square Feet
After you’ve minimized your belongings, we recommend putting bulky furniture items in your storage locker so you can maximize space and rearrange the remaining furniture into a more functional layout. If you have clear furniture pieces and mirrors, keep them around as they can add style without taking up too much visual space. Before showings, be sure to open up your blinds and curtains to add depth to each room.
4. Add Value by Adding Style
We firmly believe that styling your condo before it hits the market is one of the simplest ways to increase its value and desirability. Depending on your budget, timeframe, and abilities, this can include adding a fresh coat of neutral-coloured paint, decorating with a few accent pieces, or staging the entire condo with new furniture. See how we’ve helped our clients style their space by browsing through our Design Portfolio.
5. Bring the Indoors Out
Have a balcony? Think of it as an extension of your living space and give it as much attention as you would your actual living room. Outdoor space is a make-or-break deal for some buyers, so even if you’re selling a condo in spring, make sure that your balcony is clean and looks as inviting as possible.
If nothing else, there’s one very easy step you can take to ensure your condo is ready for the spring market: bring in a team of professionals. With a background in design and passion for real estate, we can help you prepare your condo – and yourself – for a successful spring sale.
Have a question about when to sell your condo? Wondering if selling a condo in spring is the right move? We’re here to help. Book a free, no-obligation seller’s consultation with our team today to determine your next steps.