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Important factors when selling your home
You want to attract buyers and the best way to do that is with the right asking price. We know the factors affecting the market. For example: Your neighbourhood may be under development with larger families and houses, there may be a large company opening up bringing jobs and a demand for housing in general, interest rates may be affecting peoples willingness to take out mortgages. We will do a comparative Market Analysis (CMA)to the homes recently sold and currently active in your area. At the end of the day, setting the correct price will ensure you get higher offers and a quicker sale: after all, who wants their home to sit on the market for months? Setting the right price first will save you time and money.
The way you live in a home and the way you sell a house are two different things. First and foremost, “de-clutter” counter tops, walls and rooms. Too many “things” make it difficult for the buyer to see the full potential of their possessions in your rooms or on your walls, however don’t strip everything completely or it will appear stark and inhospitable. Then clean and make attractive all rooms, furnishings, floors, walls and ceilings. It’s especially important that the bathroom and kitchen are spotless. Organize closets. Make sure the basic appliances and fixtures work and get rid of leaky faucets. Make sure the house smells good: from an apple pie, cookies baking or simply air fresheners. Pleasant background music is also a nice touch.
The second important thing to consider is “curb appeal.” People driving by a property will judge it from outside appearances and make a decision then as to whether or not they want to see the inside. Sweep the sidewalk, mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and clean debris from the yard. Clean the windows (both inside and out) and make sure the paint is not chipped or flaking. Also make sure that the doorbell works.
Prepare Your Home For Viewing
Get your mop, vacuum, tool belt & paint brush and let’s give your home a mini make-over. It’s the little things you can do to attract an offer. Get rid of the clutter, clean everything, repair as much as you can within reason, add some beautifying touches like new door handles on cupboards and perhaps even paint. Stage your rooms to cater to all tastes. Remember that less is always more!
Minor repairs before putting the house on the market may lead to a better sales price. Buyers often include an “inspection clause” in the purchase contract which allows them to back out if numerous defects are found. Once the problems are noted, buyers can attempt to negotiate repairs or lowering the price with the seller. Any known problems that are not repaired must be revealed as a material defect. You do not have to repair the problem, only reveal it and the house should be appropriately priced for that defect.
How you get your home noticed is very important. We can provide the exposure it deserves through open houses, advertising, good signage and listing on Realtor.ca, as well as several different websites.
These are only a few of many factors when selling your home. Contact us today and let us help you sell your home!