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The current state of the housing market in Canada is causing a lot of homeowners to seriously consider selling their homes, and for good reason. With property values on the rise, the market is getting quite competitive and if you’re ready to list your home, you just might walk away with a huge profit. But selling a home isn’t all fun and games. With such a cluttered marketplace, it’s important that your home stands out so it can sell as quickly as possible. Starting to consider the possibilities? These five tips will help you speed up the selling process and get you moving on to bigger and better things as quickly (and smoothly) as possible:
Use A REALTOR®
Trying to sell your house on your own can be a very daunting experience! While you might feel up to the task, the fact of the matter is that you likely don’t have the same knowledge and experience that REALTORS® do. Their job is to help you prepare paperwork, handle the marketing of your property and help you navigate the entire process from start to finish. Plus, if you’re looking to speed up the usual home buying/selling process, then having a REALTOR® is a must!
Understand The Market
One crucial step at the start of this process is understanding the value of your property so you can assign it a fair and comparative price. If you overvalue your home, you’ll get fewer visits and generate far less interest which means it’ll take a lot longer to sell and there’s a chance you may not get any offers depending on the circumstances. Lean on others like your REALTOR® or valuation professionals to help guide you through this portion to ensure your pricing is strategic and setting you up for success.
Determine What Makes Your Home Unique
Just like us, our homes have quirks and distinctive features that make them stand out from the crowd. Highlighting these during the selling process can help you position your property as unique and showcase its special charms which may help it sell quicker than usual. Whether it’s a freshly renovated bathroom or kitchen, a beautifully landscaped garden or a big and bright common area, don’t overlook everything your home has to offer; leverage it instead!
Make Time For Improvements
In this current market, it’s more important than ever for buyers to feel a connection with your home just by looking at the photos online. Spruce up your front entrance by adding some beautiful plants or a coat of fresh paint to the front door. Focus on highlighting your interior spaces by focusing on the little details like making sure the light switch covers match, adding some fresh paint to worn-out areas on the walls and working to create an inviting atmosphere that welcomes potential buyers with open arms instead of showing them all the small things they’ll need to fix later on.
Curate The Space
Don’t overlook simple things like the scent of the home or the use of fresh flowers to bring life into the kitchen. Also, consider cutting back on personal items like your kids’ art projects all over the fridge or the clothes hanging to dry on the line. A quick tidy of your open shelving can make things look neater and strategic placement of lighting can change the whole mood of a room. These small changes will help you create a warm and inviting space that potential buyers can see themselves living in. The cozier and more welcomed they feel in the space, the more likely they are to buy! Selling a property, even in this market, isn’t always as easy as it seems. With the right strategies in place and the proper professional help, you can secure the perfect buyer and walk away feeling victorious! Want to learn more about how we can help streamline your home selling/buying experience? Contact us today and let’s start the conversation.