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Not sure if it makes sense to list your home now in 'this market', or if waiting will make more sense?
We are happy to assist with an in-home Free Evaluation where we will give you an idea of the trends in the marketplace and where your home sits in relation to those that have sold and are currently selling in your neighborhood!
We can’t stress the importance of setting the right asking price. An overpriced home runs the risk of sitting (and stagnating!) on the market for a prolonged period of time. This can seriously hurt your bottom line, especially if you’ve already purchased another home and you’re paying two mortgages simultaneously. Beyond that, overpricing your home could make competing listings look even more attractive. And oftentimes, fixing the issue isn’t as simple as just re-listing the home at a lower price. Buyers who are shopping the market will have already seen your listing, and they will either discount it as old news, or they may wonder what’s wrong with the property, in light of the price reduction. An overpriced home is not an ideal situation to find yourself in, in any selling scenario. On the flip-side, underpricing your home means leaving money on the table. Setting the right price from the get-go will ensure your listing attracts serious buyers, and some feasible offers too.
Air quality, odour, pets and holiday decorations can influence whether or not a buyer will make an offer on your home. Buyers want to envision themselves living in the house, and if the home is not presented in a manner that will allow them to do that easily, most buyers will move on.
Air Quality: Check for mold, mildew or water damage and have it repaired. Depending on what year your house was built, have your house checked for asbestos and lead paint. Inspect your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace if needed.
Odour: Avoid cooking with strong seasonings and foods that have a lingering smell.
Pets: Remove your pets while the house is being shown. Remove any signs of the pets (e.g. food bowls, toys, litter box, leashes). If your pets must stay in the house, hide any sign of the pets during showings. Keep the litter box out of sight and clean it daily.
Holidays: If your home is for sale during a holiday, decorate using items that are simple and nondenominational. Any holiday specific decorations need to be removed immediately after the celebrations.
Buyers make their buying decision based on the comparison of logical and emotional appeal. We receive the bulk of our Serious Interest in the first 30 days of the life of a new listing.
We do not want your home to become stale dated... Buyers Asking “Why This Home Has Not Yet Sold?”
Proper furniture placement will display the room to its full potential. Keep in mind the traffic flow and how the buyers will walk through each room. Lighting is also a key factor when it comes to preparing your home for sale. Make sure to have all lights on for pictures and showings.
When your furniture and lighting are properly placed, you will be able to show off the prime features and allow buyers to see the specific function of each room.
Your exterior says a lot about how your home is maintained both inside and out. When buyers drive by your home or view photos online this will create a lasting impression, so show them that your property is well cared for. When buyers see an attractive exterior they will be eager to stop and excited to view the interior as well.
Make a list of major repairs that are needed such as roofing, siding and lighting. Make a list of minor repairs needed such as painting, or minor landscaping. Make as many of these repairs as possible.
That's the sign of a REMAX Agent!
Are you fit to sell?!?!
Check out this great video on Curb Appeal! Fit To Sell?!?
Check out this great video on furniture placement and lighting!
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