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Prepare your home for sale

July 2, 2019

Break out the mop and the paintbrush. It’s time to give your home a mini-makeover. Here are all the little things you can do to attract the big offers. Time to see your home through a buyer’s eyes. Over the years, you’ve grown quite comfortable with your home’s little imperfections; the hole in the screen door, the chipped paint on the ...

What should you expect when working with a REALTOR®?

June 30, 2019

Once your home is listed with a REALTOR®, he or she will immediately begin to market your home according to the most appropriate conventions for your community. Your REALTOR® should keep you informed as the marketing process unfolds and as expressions of interest are received. In time, the marketing plan may be modified to reflect buyer ...

Two things to get a buyer's attention

June 29, 2019

Condition and price. Let's tackle these two issues and see what we can do to get you on your way. Condition: Whether you have a modest home or a mansion, it's guaranteed to sit longer if it's not clean and de-cluttered. That's the basics. The problem is when your home has been on the market for a while, it's easy to fall back into old habits ...

Setting the stage for home sellers

June 27, 2019

Once primarily a luxury for the rich when selling their mansions, home staging is becoming popular with average homeowners seeking to get their properties off the market faster and earn more money. The proliferation of television programs on staging a home - often providing tips on how to do it yourself - has made it a fast-growing trend at all ...

When It’s Showtime!

June 26, 2019

You have inspected your house and taken care of problems. Now you are ready for showings. You will need a plan of action that assigns duties to each family member so the place can quickly be whipped into shape. •Open all drapes, blinds, etc. and turn on lights to make the house bright. •Air out the house to get rid of cooking, pet odours, and ...

How to sell in a buyer's market

June 23, 2019

You've got to be proactive on price, marketing and more. Here are 10 steps to take before you plant the "for sale" sign. If you're selling your home this year, be prepared for a marathon, not a sprint. In most places, those heady days of putting a property on the market, receiving multiple bids, getting more than you expected, and accepting ...

WHAT TO DO?

June 15, 2019

When your house sits on the market for a while, it's a real cause for concern. You may have a new job to go to or some other lifestyle change that makes it necessary to move on and inconvenient to stay. Having a good real estate professional on your team is your first line of action. But there are some additional things you can do to get that ...

A Look at Your Landscaping

June 13, 2019

Getting the House Ready to Sell Landscaping Is your landscaping at least average for the neighborhood? If it is not, buy a few bushes and plant them. Do not put in trees. Mature trees are expensive, and you will not get back your investment. Also, immature trees do not really add much to the appearance value of the home. If you have an ...

That spacious feeling

June 12, 2019

Appealing to today's buyers calls for their need for a spacious home that's move in ready. That sounds simple enough until you look around and realize you might have some serious work to do in order to fulfill this requirement. Making small rooms appear larger can be a challenge but it can be done with attention to the right elements and some ...

THE 80 - 20 RULE

June 11, 2019

Clean out your closets; pare down your wardrobe and you'll have less to move when the time comes! If you're selling your house, you're preparing to move as well. Before your house went on the market you probably cleaned and de-cluttered, sorted, threw out and gave away any number of possessions that were taking up space. This effort not only ...
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