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Advice before buying or selling a home

What's the biggest mistake a seller can make?
The biggest mistake a seller can make when getting their property ready for market is misjudging the amount of time and effort required to adequately prepare. They look at their neighbours who might have sold for a high price, and don’t realize the amount of effort that it took to achieve that result.

Today’s buyers have options and they will wait for the best property. Sellers must view their properties with a critical eye and try to imagine their home as a potential buyer would see it. This is where a realtor adds value and can guide you through the steps necessary to market your home in an effort to attract a smooth transaction and a top dollar result!

What's can a seller do to their home that will have the greatest impact?

De-cluttering the home has an immediate psychological reward for both the seller and for prospective buyers. “Use de-cluttering as an opportunity to pack and purge. Furniture may have to be removed to make a space appear bigger and brighter. If possible, invest in a professional cleaning service to come through right before the home hits the market. A clean and well-organized house goes a long way with a potential buyer

The top 3 questions buyers should ask about a home they're interested in
  1. Have there ever been any floods or water damage in the home?
  2. Have there been any major improvements or repairs to the home and if so, were professionals used?
  3. What is the age of the electrical systems and roofing?

Tips to help a buyer negotiate the best price
Use a realtor, a realtor has access to information and has the required skill set necessary to assist you in making an informed decision and also seeks your best interests when negotiating the best price.