Tips for Sellers : A - Z

(July 13, 2016 )

Preparing your home for a successful sale takes work. Here are some important areas to focus your energy on when getting your house ready for the sale!




A
tmosphere

Brighter the better

Clear off the counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms

Depersonalize the home

Enlist the help of a professional real estate agent

First impression is the only impression

Great photos and professional videos are key!

Half empty your closets

Improve your curb appeal

Just before a showing, go through a prepared checklist to get the home ready

Kitchens: the room that sells! Consider allocating your renovation dollars to the kitchen - the room of choice for most buyers

List during peak season to maximize the potential sale price

Mirrors make small rooms look larger and dark rooms appear brighter

Neutral colours appeal to the masses

Odours: Eliminate the ones that can cost you a sale ( pets, cigarette fumes and food are common ones )

Prepare to negotiate

Qualified buyers are the ones you want to deal with

Remember the reason you are selling - keep things in perspective

Stage, Stage, Stage! Showcase the rooms as they are meant to be used

Trim the lawns and weed the garden beds

Upgrade and update! No need for a complete renovation but small improvements speak volumes

Viewings are crucial! Make the home available

Windows should be clean and accented with simple window treatments

eXamine every room and make each one shine

Your property should be priced to the current market conditions

Zero emotion: Although this isn’t easy for everyone, remove your emotions from the equation to ensure a positive and profitable outcome