Two Important Steps to Take Before Selling Your Home

John Manneh May 8, 2015

We are in the height of the spring market and now is the time to prepare your home if you are thinking of selling in the next 4-6 weeks.


Here are the two key steps you need to take before selling your home, to maximize the price:


1. Home Staging Consultation: We will go over each room with you and suggest what you can to do in terms of staging your home within your budget and timeline. We will go over the exact staging steps that will get you a return on investment and nothing else. If you are going to spend $1-2 you should get $4-5 back.

Some of our properties do not need any staging. There may be some minor items to store and some areas to declutter but you are ready to list. Some might need a week or two to get started and some homes might need 4-6 weeks if you require painting and/or minor rennovations. But now is the time to get started as you do not want to miss the spring market.

Curb appeal is also extremely important for house listings. If you would like assistance in that matter, we have an excellent contact as well as a contact to help maximize the emotional appeal of your outdoor space.  If you need painters, electricians, or plumbers, movers, junk removal, storage facilities or moving organizers, we can also provide you with quality contacts that we have acquired over our many years in real estate.


2. Pre-List Home Inspection: A pre-list home inspection will allow you to proactively complete any fix ups that wil further enhance the emotional appeal of your home. If there are things that we can complete in advance of selling to maximize your selling price, that is something we definately reccommend. We will only reccommend items that will net you a higher selling price.


Here are some hepful tools we have that can assist you in buying or selling your home. 

Free Home Search Tool: use our user friendly map search, save your search criteria for later use, and also be notified of new listings that fit your criteria.

Free Sold Price Report: If you are thinking of selling your house or condo, we can send you the last 6 months of sales in your neighbourhood or condo building.


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