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Creating a Manageable Timeline when Selling

There are several ways to make the selling process easy and relatively stressfree.
One way is to create a selling timeline that fits your needs, lifestyle, and
Say you’d like to list your home in four weeks and expect it to be on the market
for an additional four weeks. That’s an eight-week timeline. How do you create
a manageable schedule that works for you? Try these steps:
1. Determine what you need to do to get your home ready for sale.

8 Things Buyers Don’t Want to See in a Kitchen

When prospective buyers visit your listed home, the room they tend to
check out most closely is the kitchen. So, it pays to ensure it looks its best.
However, no matter how tidy, clean, and well-adorned you’ve made your
kitchen, there are some issues — which can seem minor — that can
distract a buyer from appreciating those positive qualities.
Here are just a few to watch out for:
1. Stained sink. Use a specialized cleaner for the type of sink you
have. (For example, Stainless Steel Sink Cleaner.)

Understanding How your Local Market Works

When you read or watch the news about the real estate market, it may seem
reasonable to make the assumption that the information applies equally to
your street or community.
But, that isn’t always true.
In fact, the characteristics of your local real estate market can differ in many
respects from the regional or national market.
Say the regional real estate market is most active during certain months of the
year. That might be true of your neighbourhood, too. But, there may also be

Upsizing or Downsizing? Don’t Overdo It!

Imagine you have a growing family, and you want to trade in the small
sedan for something larger. So, you visit the dealership and come back
with a bus.
Well, that would be upsizing a bit too much – unless you have a really
huge family!
That’s the challenge of upsizing or downsizing. You need to be careful not
to take it too far and end up with something that isn’t suitable.
This often occurs in the real estate world. For example, homeowners might

Environmentally-Friendly Ways to Dispose of Items

When you’re preparing your home for a sale, you should declutter as much as
possible. That makes your property appear neater and more spacious to
However, that doesn’t mean you have to toss items in the trash or haul them to
a landfill site. There are many other, more environmentally-friendly ways to
dispose of unwanted items.
One popular technique is to sell them online. Even if you think an old chair isn’t
worth much, as the saying goes, “One person’s junk is another’s treasure.”

Selling Quickly without Compromising on Price

There are many reasons homeowners may need to sell their property — fast.
Work relocations, changes in family makeup, and financial needs are among
the most common.
If you find yourself in a position where you need to sell quickly, you don’t
necessarily have to go to market with a temptingly low price. Here are some
other ways to accelerate the sale of your home:
1. Make your property as move-in ready as possible. Get any
needed repairs done. Ensure everything is tidy.

Fix it? Or leave it “as is”?

When preparing your property for sale, you want to make it as attractive as
possible to buyers. After all, the more buyers like what they see, the higher the
probability you’ll get good offers.
That’s why it’s advisable to clean, declutter, decorate, fix, and improve as
much as possible.
But, how far should you go with fixing and improving? For example, should you
tear down the old deck and build a new one? Or, should you leave it as is?
Should you paint the main floor? Or is it okay to leave the faded finish and few

Revisiting Previously Unaffordable Neighbourhoods

Imagine you’d been keeping your eye on a desirable neighbourhood
over the years. You had hoped that one day you could buy a home
there. But, then you saw prices creeping up — to a point where they
became unaffordable.
“Oh well,” you’d thought. “I guess we won’t be moving there!”
That scenario is familiar to many homeowners. In fact, you too may
have been keeping your eye on a neighbourhood you’d love to get into
but have decided it’s become too expensive.

Showcasing the Unique Features of your Property

Imagine you’re at the grocery store shopping for oranges. Two brands are
available: the “Amazing Orange” and the “Super Orange.”
Which would you choose to buy?
Chances are, you wouldn’t decide based on their similarities. For example,
since both oranges contain vitamin C, using that as a buying criteria wouldn’t
help you choose between them. Instead, you would probably look for
differences. What does one brand have that the other does not? Maybe one is

Know the Local Market when You Sell

Are you thinking of selling your home this year? If so, you might be paying
extra attention to housing market news covered by the regional and
national media.
While that news can be helpful information, it can sometimes say little
about what’s happening in your particular neighbourhood. In fact, it’s
possible for there to be a balanced market nationally or regionally, while at
the same time your street may be experiencing a hot seller’s market!

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