How to Give Your Home the Ultimate Makeover to Sell

Home for sale with real estate sign in spring or summer season.

Planning on selling your home this summer or this fall? There is a lot of work that has to be done when it comes to selling your house. From the time you decide to sell to putting that for sale sign on your yard. With Toronto and the GTA having a competitive housing market, you want to ensure that you showcase your home’s best features both inside and outside. We at XYZ Storage want to help you by providing you tips on how to give your home the ultimate makeover for selling.

Staging Your Home

One of the best ways to give your home a makeover to entice buyers and to allow them to picture your house as their forever home is to stage it. You can either stage it yourself or hire professionals that are experts in staging houses with decor and other furniture. This usually means having to move all or multiple pieces of your current furniture into storage and bringing in new furniture that would make space more aesthetically pleasing to potential buyers. Furniture and decor can include anything from a higher-end couch to having a sleek dining room table.


Is your home an older one with outdated kitchen appliances or an unfinished basement? For potential buyers looking for a home with already updated appliances, flooring, etc. it might be worthwhile to consider doing some renovations to your house, and in turn that may help push a buyer over the edge into putting down an offer or even giving a higher one. However, it is always worth asking yourself if this is a money and time investment that you want to make and if the return is worth it in your eyes.


Depersonalizing your home can be one of the simpler yet effective ways to give your home a quick makeover before buyers view the property. By depersonalizing the space you are removing any of your personal belongings that might give buyers a harder time picturing themselves with your home being their forever home. For example, removing any photos of yourself and your loved ones.


The exterior is just as important as the inside of your home, therefore, it is important to make sure that the outside is clean, updated, and presentable. When potential buyers approach the driveway the exterior of the house is what generally creates the first impression and of course you want it to be a positive one! Spend some time repainting your front door, mowing the lawn/tending to your garden, or fixing that broken lamp you haven’t gotten around to fixing. 


The preparation work that’s involved with selling your home is already a lot to handle, so we at XYZ Storage know how important; storage can play a role in helping lift some of that stress you may feel. Self-storage can help by giving you a space to store your furniture for the time being while you decide to stage your home and play a role in the transition from your current home to the next! If you are interested in learning more at XYZ Storage, we would be more than happy to assist you in your storage and moving needs. We have locations conveniently located across Toronto and the GTA from the West of Toronto at our Weston location to our Scarborough location out East! We believe in being your one-stop shop and also have moving supplies you can purchase and trucks you can rent. 

From all of us at XYZ Storage, we wish you the best of luck with selling your home and hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe during these difficult times!


published: 24 July 2021