This is the best way to ATTRACT the most amount of buyers. It also helps you remain objective when you are setting your asking price and later, sitting at the negotiating table. Stop seeing your home as "YOUR" place and start seeing it as a product to be marketed and sold like any other. You are not selling your home, you are MARKETING...
Your "West Hamilton Luxury Condo" or
Your"Southwest Freehold 2 Storey Victorian" or
Your"Dundas Detached Bungalow 1 floor with Ravine Lot"
Here are Some Great Starter Tips to
Prepare Your House For Sale...
Start with the personal stuff such as: photos, diplomas, trophies, children's artwork, souvenirs, knick-knack collections, etc. It is easier for the buyer to imagine themselves living in the space, and it gets you started on the things you will have to pack anyway! If you are in a small condo, or bungalow, this is especially important. This is a great time for seniors and people who have lived in their house for a long time, to start giving away some of the things they no longer want or need.Home Buyers need to see that there is room for them and their stuff!
Once you've made the decision to sell, the home should be decorated in neutral colours that would appeal not necessarily to you but to the greatest number of potential buyers. First Time Buyers have been watching those shows on TV. You know the ones where Stagers have been in, and everything has been de-cluttered? Decorating also includes paying attention to the curb appeal.When it stops looking like YOUR home, that's a positive step, for you and for the buyers.
Adopt a Show - Ready Lifestyle!
This is why it's very important to have the right price on your home. No one wants to live like this for an extended period of time. You have to be prepared to a buyer at a moments notice. This means making some rooms off limits, taking the trash out every day, making the beds every day, and keeping the bathrooms and kitchen sparkling, to name a few.This change in routine helps change the mentality of Your Home, to Their Home.
Ask your Real Estate Agent for a Report on Comparable Sales.
Current sales of similar properties, with lots of pictures and details, including how long they took to sell, what they sold for compared to what they listed for, the complete sold history on your street, and lots more.Seeing such a breakdown helps you look at your home by the numbers, rather than from emotion.
Want to know what YOUR House, Townhome,
Condo or Apartment Maybe Worth?
Before you put your house on the market or consider buying another home, you need to find out how much homes are selling for in today’s market so you can make your plans based on the most up-to-date information available.
Now you can do that for free. Just answer some basic questions about your home. When we get the information, we’ll prepare a report for you that shows the most current market activity in any area you choose.
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