Attack the chores list. By presenting your home at its best, you can attract big offers.
Let your realtor point out things you may not notice and which may detract from your home. Be sure to address all the little imperfections that could give a potential buyer a reason to walk away. Print out a copy of our Is Your Home Ready? – a checklist for a thorough tour of your home.
The house will feel bigger and more inviting.
Cleaning is the most cost effective way to attract buyers. Sparkling floors, windows, walls, doors, and baseboards go a long way to impress visitors.
Be extra tidy in bathrooms and the kitchen. Once it’s clean, keep it clean. Be prepared for the last minute visitors.
Repair as much as you can. Leaky faucets, ceiling cracks, and torn screens detract from your home’s value.
Take away your personal memorabilia:
You don’t have to spend a fortune, but consider affordable touches:
This sign continues to be one of the most effective ways to advertise your home for sale.
Your realtor may choose a variety of the following:
If you decide to list your home on an MLS system, you can also advertise it on www.realtor.ca – Canada’s most popular research tool for residential real estate.
Over 85% of Canadians start their home search on the internet.
Realtors are also expert networkers and are part of an extensive community of professionals helping sellers and buyers to connect.
This is an efficient way to attract realtors to see your home and keep it in mind for their potential buyers.
Many buyers want to get a feel for the neighborhood before they commit to working with a realtor. Open houses for the public allow passersby to visit your house and decide if it’s a potential space for their next home.
Most people are honest and courteous, but don’t invite temptation. Lock away jewelry, cameras, and other small valuables. You can also ask your realtor to record each visitor’s name and phone number for added security.
Look for trip hazards, broken equipment or furniture. Avoid cooking foods with strong aromas. Nobody wants a house with odours.