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As you tour a potential new home, you notice that the carpeting in the living room is stained. “Don’t worry about that,” says the homeowner, who senses your disapproval. “We’re going to get the carpeting professionally cleaned before we move.”Should you take their word for it?Regardless of how ho...
01/11/2016
Say you’re trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it’s a desirable make and model. The mileage is low. Overall, it’s in great condition… except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched and there are a couple of dents and rust spots, too.Are you go...
01/09/2016
When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, a buyer doesn’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, he might cross your property ...
01/02/2016
“Stuff” accumulates. It’s a timeless principle in every household. It accumulates. And accumulates!Chances are, your basement, garage, and closets are filled with things you don’t want to have to pack and haul on moving day.The solution? Have a “Moving Out” sale!Expect a crowd. Bargain hunters lo...
01/01/2016
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In most communities, garbage day isn’t every week. So, if you show your house on day five or six, there’s going to be some accumulation! Here are some things you can do before a viewing to make sure this situation doesn’t trash a potential sale. If possible, make sure all garbage containers, incl...
12/29/2015
Some renovations can significantly increase the market value of a home. Others can cost more than you’ll ever get back.So, when choosing a “fixer-upper”, look carefully at the work that needs to be done.General painting, and bathroom or kitchen renovations typically increase the resale value of a...
12/27/2015
Say you’re shopping for a new home. Your goal is to find the ideal property, in a neighbourhood that is just right for you, within a price range that you can afford.What do you need — at minimum — to get started?If you’re looking for ways to get your ducks in a row, here are some suggestions: A p...
12/23/2015
Painting the outside of your home traditionally takes more time and expense than a comparable area on the inside. You have to deal with ladders, more paint and, of course, the weather. So when preparing your house for sale, you don’t want to do any exterior painting unless it is really necessary....
12/19/2015
When preparing to sell your home, you may need to hire several professionals in addition to your REALTOR®. You may consider a plumber to fix a dripping bathroom shower, a home inspector to make sure there are no “issues”, and an attorney to handle all the legal matters.By hiring the right profess...
12/18/2015
You’re probably familiar with the term “home staging”. It involves cleaning, de-cluttering, reorganizing, and decorating specifically in order to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Furniture stores do something similar when they “stage” a bedroom suite in a showroom.Most sellers ...
12/15/2015
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