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4 Tips to Selling your home.


This year's strong market sales continue:


It appears to be a popular time for 1st Time Buyers, Job Transfers, Retirees and Empty Nesters. They are well researched and ready for the purchase.

With fewer homes on the market this time of year, your home may get even more attention than some other times of year.


1. Freshen Up


Make sure your yard, walkways, deck and gutters are clean.

Mow your lawn so it looks neat.

Trim trees and bushes so they are not touching the house or sidewalks.

Have a good doormat inside and outside each entry for guests.

Wash windows so they sparkle.

Clean and service fireplace. Have it on for showings.

Make sure your home is free of clutter.

A well staged house will bring forward it's best Potential!


2. Create Curb Appeal. PICTURE PERFECT!


The Exterior of the house is the buyer's first impression, whether they are driving past or looking at the home pictures online.

Well painted trim, clean siding and a clean driveway attracts the buyer.

Seasonal plants in ground and potted flowers bring instant colour.

A few displays like a seasonal door wreath and lighting so that people can clearly see the path to your front door.


3. Make the House Move-In Ready


A fresh coat of paint inside says welcome.

New flooring will put you ahead of the Competition!

All neccessary repairs need to be done prior to showings.

Fixing deficiencies ahead of time will give you the advantage over the other homes for sale. The buyers inspection will require these items to be taken care of by the seller, so do it first.


4. Make your House Comfortable


Warm up your house. Set the thermostat at a comfortable temperature.

You can also warm up your house with light.

Leave blinds and curtains open illuminates the home's interior.

Some accents like red or golden yellow pillows can add life to furniture and add flowers to the table.


Want the buyers to spend more time in your home?

They will appreciate a fresh cupcake and a cup of coffee waiting for them in the kitchen.