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Selling your home can be a very exciting proposition or a daunting one depending on the advice you receive. By working with myself, I will ensure that the experience is a pleasant and memorable one. I encourage you to take advantage of the tips and advice within these home selling guides to help you understand the entire process.

These guides will provide valuable advice on questions like:

When should you sell?

How do sell your house for top value?

Will renovations increase my home selling price?

And more...

I have prepared this comprehensive Home Selling Guide to better assist you in answering the many questions that arise during the home selling process. When you're armed with the right information and an experienced professional like myself, you will be closer to reaching your goal - selling your home fast and for top dollar.

Thinking of Selling?
This section will provide you with some insights into the many factors that affect a selling decision. Various factors can affect the real estate market including economics, interest rates and the general supply and demand. Regardless of these factors, remember that the best time to sell is always when you're ready!

Getting Ready
Choosing the right Real Estate Professional, understanding market conditions and having all your documents in place will ensure the selling process runs smoothly.

Marketing Your Home
This section provides you with some valuable information on getting your home ready for showing, making repairs before you sell, and ensuring the “showing” of your home goes smoothly.

Screening Offers
This section walks you through the offer process, understanding the specific items on an offer to purchase, along with knowing what to look for when you hire a lawyer. In addition, there are five key reasons why a home is not selling in a good market.

Closing
While your home has sold, here is a review of the items that need to be completed, including adjustments, net proceeds, closing costs and possession date.

Home Staging Tips

 
 

TOP 10 TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL HOME STAGING!
 

Preparing your house for selling can be a daunting and overwhelming task whether you have lived in your home a few years or many. The longer you have lived in your home the more things you will have acquired. The intent of this Top 10 Tips for Successful Home Staging is to help you save TIME, MONEY and ENERGY.

In preparing your house for selling you need to take a step back and have the mind set that this is no longer your home but your investment for your future. You want your home to have broad buyer appeal to your target market. Following these 10 Tips for Successful Home Staging will help you sell your house sooner and possibly for more money than if you did not prepare it for selling! Remember most people want to move into their new home without having to make updates to it.

1. Curb Appeal 

Stand back and view your home as if you were seeing it for the first time. This is the ‘first impression’ stage. Depending on the season you may want to have pots of colourful and attractive flowers to greet buyers; a clean and inviting door mat; new and shiny door handles and/or knockers; a freshly painted door.
  

2. Declutter

Start your pre-pack as soon as possible. You need to decide what you are going to keep, give away, sell or throw away/recycle. Many clients will rent storage lockers or have pods delivered so they can start to clear out what is not going to make the house look good.

3. Clean

You would think this one is common sense but let me assure you, I wish it was so! A clean home translates into ‘They must have really cared for their home.” Use environmentally friendly cleaners where you can, for hard cleaning areas tsp is a good product. Bathrooms and kitchens must be sparkling clean at the very least.

4. Depersonalize

We know you love your family photos and your personal treasures and for living they are perfect. For selling pack them up carefully so you can showcase them in your new home. For selling you want buyers to focus on the best features of your home and not your personal things or collections.

5. A neutral colour scheme is the way to go for selling.

Choose only 3 colours or less to paint your house for selling. If you have an open floor plan then paint the main floor all the same colour. Bedrooms look good in light sage greens or warm blues like the new aqua.

6. Highlight your home’s best architectural features

Place your furniture in each room so that you have very obvious focal points that show off the home’s best selling features. For example, if you have a beautiful fireplace then place the furniture in a parallel grouping so that the eye is drawn to the fireplace.

7. Decide on the function in each room

If you were using your guest bedroom as your den for living, for selling turn it back into a bedroom with bedroom furniture in it. If you do not have the right furniture for each room consider renting it. There are more and more rental furnishing companies opening up every day. If you don’t want to rent then borrow.

8. Lighting your home to its best advantage

Spend money on new light fixtures in brushed nickel or stainless steel. Brass is out so don’t fight it. There are many low-cost lighting stores to select from so no excuses for having dated light fixtures.

9. Window treatments that sell your home 

The most popular on the market are the 2” faux woods in a white tone to go with your trim. Decorative side panels will do the trick if you need to add warmth and colour.

 

10. Flooring needs special attention and is a good investment for updating the look of your home 

Tile or linoleum is great for entranceways, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms; a good quality laminate or hardwood is perfect for living rooms and family rooms; bedrooms are attractive in a neutral carpet.

By planning and budgeting you can get yourself to the “OPEN HOUSE READY” stage.

Remember that over 79% of prospective buyers have already checked you out through the MLS listings. Will they like what they see?

Happy Selling!
 

 

   
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