Selling a Home

Starting The Process

Getting ready to sell? Move your property fast – and for the highest selling price possible – with these easy, affordable tips. These deal-sealing changes will make your home attractive to the largest pool of potential buyers, and the best part is, you can start at any stage in the game. Who knows – you may love your home’s new look so much that you decide not to list after all!

Getting Your Home Ready

3 Easy Tips

1. Paint!

Dollar for dollar, a fresh coat of paint gives you more bang for your decorating buck than anything else. Even if your current palette is relatively new, any scuffs or wear marks will channel an unkempt vibe. And an unusual colour choice – even if the height of fashion – may limit your home’s appeal. So break out that roller and slap on a couple coats of crowd-pleasing warm white or sand paint.

2. Improve the lighting

Replace any dated light fixtures ASAP. How can you tell if it has to go? If it’s over 15 years old and looks it – yet isn’t a vintage (50-75 years old) or antique piece (older) – it should probably go. “Retro” is not something most homebuyers are looking for. You don’t need to break the bank, just head to Home Depot or Canadian Tire.

3. De-clutter

Take the collectibles off the mantel, put the mismatched armchair into storage (or better yet, donate it) and pare your closets down to what you’re actually wearing this season, packing away the rest. Ideally, all this extra stuff would head to charity (if in good, saleable condition), the garbage dump, or into storage. The more you store onsite, the more cluttered and small your home appears.

Proven real estate marketing

  • Differentiate From the Neighbors – In order to attract attention and to make your home more memorable, consider custom designs or additions, such as landscaping, high-grade windows or a new roof.
  • Sweeten the Deal – Another way to make the home and deal more attractive to buyers is to offer incentives or terms that might sweeten the pot.
  • Pricing It Right – Regardless of how well you renovate and stage your home, it is still important to price the home appropriately.

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