Please note, the tips that follow are not intended to replace the services of a professional home stager.yes

Tip 1: Make sure the home is spotless

Make sure the home is spotless, especially the kitchen and bathroom. This includes the basics, such as dusting and sweeping, and the not-so-obvious, such as the oven and the top of the fridge. If necessary, ask clients to steam-clean the carpets, and dry-clean or wash the drapes.

Tip 2: Remove the clutter

An overstuffed home seems smaller and is more difficult to navigate as potential buyers tour the premises.Remove personal items, such as family photos. Make the house as neutral as possible so potential buyers can envision themselves in their new home.Remove excess belongings or place them out of site where they will not be intrusive to potential buyers.

Tip 3: Image is important

Refresh the interior with a new coat of paint in a light, neutral colour. Repair ripped wallpaper and broken fixtures. Clean the windows, which will brighten up the room.

Tip 4: Protect valuables

Ensure valuable items, such as jewellery and credits cards are in a secure place. Secure medication and other items that are easily pocketed.

Tip 5: Secure pets

If there is a pet, such as a dog, ensure the pet is safely secured or off the premises during the open house.

Tip 6: Prepare sellers

Advise sellers of what to expect from an open house.

Tip 7: Stay safe

Have a second person assist you if you believe many people may attend to ensure there is someone watching the upper floor should you be occupied downstairs.

Write down the licence plate numbers of everyone who comes to the open house as they arrive.

Ask for identification from all visitors and require them to sign the registration form before permitting them to tour the property.

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Reasons why you should Hire a Realtor


Here are the 10 top reasons for home sellers to hire a REALTOR®:

1.  Realtors are experts in the field, having completed an extensive course of study.

2.  Realtors are governed by the Real Estate Council of Ontario, and must adhere to provincial laws, which include a Code of Ethics.

3.  Realtors have the knowledge and experience to market and stage the property, negotiate successfully, and close a deal.

4.  Realtors can determine what a property is worth because they have access to the MLS® System and comparables.

5.  Realtors’ marketing and exposure may yield multiple offers.

6.  Realtors do the paperwork and ensure it is completed properly.

7.  Realtors help protect the privacy and security of the sellers.

8.  Realtors qualify buyers before showing the property. That is, they ensure people viewing a property can afford to purchase it.

9.  Realtors can remain objective and are able to deal with facts when marketing a property.

10. Realtors can provide objective feedback about why a property is not selling and make recommendations based on experience.

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