We will guide you and assist you in making the best decision in terms of pricing your home. Different strategies can be used to determine the price you should list your property. Talk to your real estate broker about a realistic asking price that will help you sell quickly – and help you maximize your investment.
It's important to know what you can afford to buy so that you can start shopping for you new home while your property is on the market.
We suggest that you have your home inspected prior to putting it on the market. This will ensure that you know the condition of your home and it will prevent getting any surprises at the time of the buyer's inspection. Having the knowledge that the pre-listing inspection gives you will allow you to make an educated decision on whether or not you should make some improvements prior to listing your home. It can also help you in the negotiation process.
Buyers want to see space and they want to see themselves in them. They do not want to see jammed closets and crammed countertops. Clutter makes them think there won’t be enough room for their stuff.
• Put away knick-knacks and photos. Leave tabletops, dressers and kitchen counters clear.
• Store extra clothes to make closets look spacious.
• Get rid of the junk in the garage and the basement so buyers can really see the storage space. Get rid of what you don’t want, and put the rest in storage.
• If you want to keep your grandmother’s heirloom chandelier or your expensive window coverings, replace them with something you don’t mind leaving behind. If buyers don’t see it, they won’t ask for it.
• Arrange your furniture to maximize space, then store whatever doesn’t fit.
• Make up the guest room with fluffy pillows and a pretty comforter.
• Hang your nicest towels in the bathrooms.
Show your house at its best with sparkling windows, spotless carpets and shining bathrooms. In bathrooms, re-caulk tubs, bleach dingy grout, polish faucets, and clean mirrors and glass. Clean the kitchen from floor to ceiling, including walls, cabinets (inside and out), stovetop, backsplash, range hood and appliances. Keep things show-ready by giving every family member specific duties so you can get the house in shape fast for showings.
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Buyers usually don't feel comfortable walking around when the sellers are home. Some buyers will rush through the visit to not inconvenience you and they may not get a good feel for your home. When you are present, the buyer may not feel comfortable asking questions and therefore they might make assumptions that may not be accurate.
Sometimes, a little can go a long way. Discuss with your real estate broker to see what you can do to maximize your property's appeal. Here are some small fixes that can make a big difference:
• Put new hardware on outdated kitchen cabinets.
• Give rooms a fresh coat of neutral coloured paint.
• Hang new curtains.
We hire a professional photographer to take superior quality pictures. In a digital world, it is important to stand out and make a good impression right from the start. Pictures are the starting point for anybody who might want to buy your home so you want it to be showcased as best as it can.
Be open to last-minute showings and other inconveniences. The more flexible you can be now, the less time it should take to sell your house.
According to research you have 27 seconds to make a first impression - make it count. Ensuring the inside of your house looks great is important, but don't forget about the part they see first: the exterior. Up your curb appeal by making sure windows are clean, trim is painted, and decks are power washed. Adding some colourful plants to your garden or having planters on your porch is a wonderfully cheap and cheerful boost. And don't forget the entryway, get rid of coats, shoes and keys, and make it a welcoming space that offers the perfect intro to the rest of your home.