February is now upon us, which also means the busy boom of the Spring real estate market is underway. While many home buyers and sellers are aware of the Spring Market, few are actually aware of when it begins. If you find yourself waiting until April to list your home, you will find that the season is already half over – and so are many potential offers from buyers that have already found their dream homes. We are also currently experiencing a seller’s market, where low inventory levels will help you achieve the best possible selling price for your home. As the #3 Team in Canada for Royal LePage out of over 14,500 agents nationwide (2013), we have compiled some of our quick proven steps to help you get your home “buyer-ready”.
Curb Appeal – The outside of your house is the first and last impression the potential buyer has of your home. Be sure to keep your yard clean and well maintained. While the cooler winter weather is still here, make sure your driveway and walkways are kept clear of snow and ice. Once the warmer weather begins, take the time to ensure your lawn is neatly cut and trimmed, tidy around plant beds with new mulch, and remove any unsightly plants and debris. Make your front entry welcoming to guests with potted plants and clean patio furniture.
Fresh Paint – Paint is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to give your home a complete transformation. Keep to neutral tones that appeal to the majority of home buyers.
Replace Old Fixtures & Appliances – This is an easy way to freshen up a room without a remodel. Replace dark and dated light fixtures, change old faucets and showerheads and replace your exhausted appliances. A home’s value can begin to decline in the buyer’s mind once they begin calculating the cost of replacing old, outdated appliances.
Clean, Clean, Clean – Make sure your home is de-cluttered and spotless. Clutter makes a room appear much smaller than it is. Also, a cluttered house gives off the impression that the home is not well cared for. Buyers may begin to ask “What other areas of the home may have been neglected?” Each of our listings receive free home staging by a professional stager to ensure your home is meeting its full potential. Statistics show that a properly staged home will sell for as much as 10% more than its unstaged counterpart and in some cases, 10 times faster.
The most critical move you can make to ensure a quick and easy sale is to request a FREE home evaluation from Rocca Sisters & Associates. You will have two nationally ranked top-producing agents working for you to sell your home quickly and efficiently. We will ensure you get top dollar for your most valuable asset – we have the track record to prove it! To request an evaluation or for more tips on how to prepare your home for sale, don’t hesitate to call the Rocca Sisters & Associates office at 905-335-4102 or email us at email@example.com. Our personal approach and proven results will surpass your expectations!
Follow this link to find an online guide to helpful tips when thinking about selling your home offered by Royal LePage. Since 1913, Royal LePage has been helping Canadians sell their homes and guiding them through every step of the process. From showing you how to increase the appeal of your home and setting a price that will maximize your profitability to discussing offers and closing the sale. The Rocca Sisters & Associates are proud to be members of the Royal LePage Family and to be currently ranked #3 Nationally and #1 Burlignton Ontario for the fourth consecutive year. [Royal LePage 2013]