Selling Mississauga Brampton Milton Oakville Toronto and GTA Real Estate
The decision to sell your
home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. While location
is an important aspect of any real estate transaction, knowledge is even more
important to get you the best price in the shortest time frame. I've got
the resources to help you.
Most sellers don't care if you can outsell everyone. They care if YOU
CAN SELL THEIR HOME. I list properties priced right -- at
current market values. I strive to be in complete harmony with our
clients so that both parties are in full agreement. This way, if everyone
is on the same page regarding price, objective and time-frame, there is little
chance no one side will be let down in the end.
I endeavor to meet the goals of every Seller with every Listing I take.
Be a Smart Seller
Here are a few helpful hints to assist you in marketing your home:
Remember First Impressions Count:
Few people are drawn to a
home with a lawn that is uncut and full of weeds, or a cluttered front porch
with a paint peeled and/or dirty front door. Create a good first
impression by giving your home and yard a manicured look. Make sure your
lawn is cut and trimmed, front porch and door nicely painted and sparkling
clean. In autumn rake the leaves. In winter shovel your drive and
walkways. Little things can mean a lot to the curb appeal of your
Invest in a Little Elbow Grease and Gain the Rewards:
Clear out all clutter - even if you have to box some items and store them
neatly in the basement. The less clutter you have lying around
(especially on counters) the more spacious and neat your home will
appear. After clearing clutter, give your home a thorough scrub.
Perhaps a few places need a fresh coat of paint. You may need to consider some
minor redecoration. A few hours physical work will pay off in the end.
Pay Attention to your Bathrooms and Kitchen:
Bathrooms and kitchens make homes sell. In your bathroom remove and
replace moldy caulking. Clear extra clutter off counters during showings
(i.e. toothbrushes, hairspray cans, shampoo bottles, etc.) Display your
best guest towels, mats and shower curtains for added appeal. Above all
make sure your entire bathroom gleams. The same holds true for kitchens -
scour thoroughly and clear clutter to make counter space more functional and
your kitchen as a whole appear larger.
Check leaky taps and faucets:
Dripping water suggests worn out taps or plumbing. That is an impression
you do not want to give when selling your home. If you know you have a
leaky faucet. Make sure you fix/replace it before you put your home on
We all love our pets, however, there is a time and place for everything.
For pets, it is not when showing your home. So the wise thing would be to
keep your kitty or puppy outside, or at least out of the way.
Buyers often feel like intruders when entering a home when the owners are
present. Rather than looking carefully and thoughtfully, they tend to
rush right through instead of giving your home the attention it deserves.
Therefore, if at all possible, when your home is being shown, stay in the
background and keep a low profile. Let the sales agent do his part in
making sure your home gets the exposure it deserves.
Be a Little Self-Sacrificing:
While it can be somewhat tiring keeping your home in A-1 condition at all times
for showings and having prospective buyers coming through to see it at various
times of the day and/or evening, try to be accommodating. Remember
it's difficult to sell a home when no one can get in to see it. So a
little self-sacrificing on your part will ensure more prospects get in to see
your home and thus will result in a quicker sale. In the final
outcome - you'll appreciate the results.