The Importance of Getting Your House Prepared for the Market

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Once you have made the choice to sell your home, do not just assume it’s ready to be put on the real estate market. The first thing you need to do is take a step back and look at your house from a buyer’s point of view. Ask yourself if the house is looking the best it absolutely can be. Ask yourself what changes need to be made before it goes to the market. Let’s admit that you do want the best dollar value for your house.

Even if you think your house is in decent condition, you still need to look for anything – even the small things- that could use repairs or renovations. You have to remember that a potential buyer will can notice anything. The smallest flaw could stop someone from making an offer on your house. First impressions are vital and renovations that are well planned out will help increase the selling price of your house.

A place to start is painting any room that is looking a little dull. A fresh coat of paint can really bring any room to life.  Rooms like typically need makeovers are kitchens and washrooms. Consider new flooring as well. This is all about curb appeal.

De-cluttering is also recommended. By simply removing unneeded items will make your house seem much bigger.  Some things you need to ask yourself before you start to de-clutter are: Do I really need this stuff? Do I have duplicates of any of these items? Are these items useful? Are they up-of-date?

Some other key tips for getting your house ready for the market include are taking your pets away from the house during potential buyer showings and make sure your attic, basement and garage are clutter free, just like any other room in your house.

If you are looking to sell your house in the Brampton area, feel free to call me at 905-456-1000 ext. 3411 or email me at info@sandykennedy.com.

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Hey RE/MAX realtors! Here is the 2015 Housing Market Outlook Report!

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So, you are a RE/MAX real estate agent in Canada. Which province do you work in? Alberta? Manitoba? Nova Scotia? Wherever you are, read through the 2015 Housing Market Outlook Report.

http://www.remax.ca/editorial/hmo2015/?OrderBy=DateCreated&Page=1&PageSize=5&SearchAllTypes=True&SearchArticles=False&SearchBlog=False&SearchPressReleases=False

If you are working in the GTA marketplace, here is the link for it.

http://download.remax.ca/PR/HMO2015/Report/OutlookGTA.pdf

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As a successful RE/MAX real estate agent in beautiful Brampton for the past 26 years, I’m ready for the challenges of 2015 in real estate.  Here is a bit of what is said about the Flower City in the report:

‘Move-up buyers continued to drive the market in Brampton, with lending conditions favourable enough for buyers to hold on to two properties. The coming year should move from a seller’s market to a more balanced market as inventory is projected to increase.’