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Need an introduction to a great REALTOR® in another area in Canada?
Below is a list of incredible professional REALTORS® from all across Canada that I know share similar values and business procedures to me. If you are in need of someone great to either help you buy or sell a home, please be sure to contact me and I can get you introduced to one of my trusted partners below.
Leduc Real Estate Specialist | AB
Jolene Langelle | email@example.com | ph: (780) 910-1317
Home Values in North Ridge | St Albert AB
Kevin Machado | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (780) 935-5762
You Local Red Deer REALTOR® | AB
Andrew Russell | email@example.com | ph: (403) 350-4134
Southwest Calgary Relocation Experts! | AB
Marnie Campbell | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (403) 479-8619
Buy your next home in Airdrie! | AB
Jenna Drummond | email@example.com | ph: (403) 589-7423
Selling Sherwood Park - Local Realtor® | AB
Michael Waddell | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (780) 906-5634
Sell Your Erin Ridge Home with Local Experts! | St Albert AB
Corinne O’Neil | email@example.com | ph: (780) 995-7653
Home Values Edmonton River Valley | AB
Michael Draper | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (780) 652-1630
Your Windermere Specialist | Edmonton AB
Brad Richardson | email@example.com | ph: (780) 666-2340
Buy Your Next Home in Tuscany | Calgary AB
Stacey Kelley | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (403) 827-9076
British Columbia (BC)
Sell your home for top dollar with the Germyn Group | Surrey BC
Darin Germyn | email@example.com | ph: 604-542-2444
Home Values in Kitsilano | Vancouver BC
Michael Tudorie | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (604) 910-7777
Jody Miller | email@example.com | ph: (250) 469-4639
Home Values in East Vancouver | BC
Keith Roy | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (604) 454-4219
Kim Beck | email@example.com | ph: (604) 312-8369
Cari Rochford | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (250) 308-9245
Salmon Arm Home Selling Expert | BC
Tina Cosman | email@example.com | ph: (250) 804-6765
Valerie Laurendeau | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (604) 603-7333
Tsawwassen Real Estate Specialists | BC
Leanne Lionello | email@example.com | ph: (604) 209-5294
Greg Axford | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (778) 829-3224
Elizabeth Chi | email@example.com | ph: (778) 256-2888
North Nanaimo Real Estate | BC
Rosanna Duffy | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (250) 816-4663
South Nanaimo Real Estate | BC
Dan Morris | Dan@danmorris.ca | ph: 250-667-4585
Home Values on Main | Vancouver BC
Robert Britch | email@example.com | ph: (604) 240-5813
Winnipeg Relocation Experts! | MB
Stephen Olyniuk | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (204) 981-2009
Martin Blonski | email@example.com | ph: (306) 527-0500
Scarborough Real Estate Agent | Toronto ON
Tom Joseph | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (416) 931-0534
Luxury Real Estate | Windsor ON
Teresa Neusch | email@example.com | ph: (519) 791-8258
Real Estate Specialist | London ON
Shawna Bradshaw | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: 5198707736
Moving to Markham? Contact Ralph Ciancio | ON
Ralph Ciancio | Ralph@RalphCiancioHomes.com | ph: 416-839-9253
Sell Your Home | Belleville ON
Tara Lyons | email@example.com | ph: (613) 922-3200
What’s my castle worth? | Richmond Hill ON
Michael Maniaci | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (416) 896-4663
Milton Area Specialist | Missaugua ON
Sam Najjar | email@example.com | ph: (416) 560-0874
Oakville Area Specialist | Missaugua ON
Paul Lisanti | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (289) 813-3773
Lorne Park Area Specialist | Missaugua ON
Stephanie Hebb | email@example.com | ph: (416) 802-8032
Rachelle Aurini | RAurini@royallepage.ca | ph: (905) 870-7468
Kapil Marwaha | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (416) 388-7766
Philip Hollett | email@example.com | ph: (289) 259-7795
Find your next home in Waterloo | ON
Michael Hewitson | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (519) 635-1774
Sheri Lawrence | email@example.com | ph: (519) 317-8463
The Glebe Area Specialist | Ottawa ON
Dominique Milne | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (613) 864-5566
Streetsville Area Specialist | Missaugua ON
Heidi Brown | email@example.com | ph: (416) 898-4565
Westboro Area Specialist | Ottawa ON
Daria Kark | Daria@dariakark.com | ph: (613) 513-5997
Clarington Real Estate | Durham ON
Stefan Melnychuk | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (905) 809-3612
Simcoe County Real Estate | ON
Matt Stuart | Mattstuart@ronanrealty.com | ph: (905) 801-5469
Kyle Barriage | email@example.com | ph: (416) 557-8430
Pickering Area Real Estate Specialist | Durham ON
Majid Lodhi | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (647) 470-7554
Orleans Area Specialist | Ottawa ON
Steve Wellwood | email@example.com | ph: (613) 323-7796
Vale´rie Fillion | firstname.lastname@example.org | ph: (514) 212-1655
Adam Berry | email@example.com | ph: (902) 880-3582
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Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale
We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market.
Start by connecting with your real estate agent as soon as possible. Having the eyes and ears of an insightful real estate professional on your side can help you boost your home’s appeal to buyers. What’s more, beginning the preparation process early allows you to tackle repairs and upgrades that can increase your property’s value.
Use the checklist below to figure out what other tasks you should complete in the months leading up to listing your home. While everyone’s situation is unique, these guidelines will help you make sure you’re ready to sell when the time is right. Of course, you can always call us if you’re not sure where to start or what to tackle first. We can help customize a plan that works for you.
AS SOON AS YOU THINK OF SELLING
Some home sellers want to plan their future move far in advance, while others will be required to pack up on very short notice. Whatever your circumstances, these first steps will help assure you’ll be ahead of the listing game.
Contact Your Real Estate Agent
We go the extra mile when it comes to servicing our clients, and that includes a series of complimentary, pre-listing consultations to help you prepare your home for the market.
Some sellers make the mistake of waiting until they are ready to list their home to contact a real estate agent. But we’ve found that the earlier we’re brought into the process, the better the result. That often means a faster sale—and more money in your pocket after closing.
We know what buyers want in today’s market, and we can help devise a plan to maximize your property’s appeal. We can also connect you with our trusted network of contractors, vendors, and service professionals, so you’ll be sure to get the VIP treatment. This network of support can alleviate stress and help ensure you get everything done in the weeks or months leading up to listing.
Address Major Issues And Upgrades
In most cases, you won’t need to make any major renovations before you list. But if you’re selling an older home, or if you have any doubt about its condition, it’s best to get us involved as soon as possible so we can help you assess any necessary repairs.
In some instances, we may recommend a pre-listing inspection. Although it's less common in a seller's market, a pre-listing inspection can help you avoid potential surprises down the road. We can discuss the pros and cons during our initial meeting.
This is the time to address major structural, systems, or cosmetic issues that could hurt the sale of your home down the line. For example, problems with the frame, foundation, or roof are likely to be flagged on an inspection report. Issues with the HVAC system, electrical wiring, or plumbing may cause the home to be unsafe. And sometimes outdated or unpopular design features can limit a home’s sales potential.
Remember, when you’re dealing with major repairs or renovations, it’s best to give yourself as much time as possible. Given rampant labour and material shortages, starting right away can help you avoid costly delays.2 Contact us so we can guide you on the updates that are worth your time and investment.
1 MONTH (OR MORE) BEFORE YOU LIST
Once any large-scale renovations have been addressed, you can turn your attention to the more minor updates that still play a major role in how buyers perceive your home.
Make Minor Repairs
Look for any unaddressed maintenance or repair issues, such as water spots, pest activity, and rotten siding. This is the time to take care of those small annoyances like squeaky hinges, sticking doors, and leaky faucets, too.
Many of these issues can be handled by going the DIY route and using a few simple tools. Tackle the ones you can and be sure to call a professional for the ones you’re not comfortable doing yourself. We can refer you to local service providers who can help.
Remember that it’s easy to overlook these small issues because you live with them. When you work with us, you get a fresh set of eyes on your home—so you don’t miss any important repairs that could make a big difference to buyers.
Refresh Your Design
This is a great time to think about some simple design updates that can make a significant impression on buyers. For example, a fresh coat of paint is an easy and affordable way to spruce up your home. A recent survey of Canadian agents found that paint and landscaping were two upgrades that offered the highest return on investment.3
HGTV landscape designer Carson Arthur agrees. According to Arthur, landscaping is the best place to invest your money and has the potential to increase your home’s value by up to 7%.4 If weather permits, lay fresh sod where needed, plant colourful flowers, and add some new mulch to your beds.
Even just repositioning your furniture can make a huge difference to buyers. A survey published by the International Association of Staging Professionals found that staged homes often sell faster and for more than their list price.5 We can refer you to a local stager or offer our insights and suggestions if you prefer the DIY route.
Declutter and Depersonalize
Doing a little bit of decluttering every day is a lot easier than trying to take care of it all at once right before your home hits the market. A simple strategy is to do this one room at a time, working your way through each space whenever you have a bit of free time.
Start by donating or discarding items that you no longer want or need. Then pack up any seasonal items, family photos, and personal collections you can live without for the next few weeks. Bonus: This will give you a head start on packing for your move!
1 WEEK BEFORE YOU GO TO MARKET
With just one week before your home is available for sale, all major items should be crossed off your to-do list. Now it’s time to focus on the small details that will really make your home shine. Here are a few key areas to focus on during this last week.
Check-In With Your Agent
We’ll connect again to make sure we’re aligned on the listing price, marketing plan, and any remaining prep. We will be there every step of the way, ensuring you’re fully prepared to maximize the sale of your home.
Tidy Your Exterior
You’ve already done the major landscaping—now it’s time to tackle the last few details. Make sure your lawn is freshly mowed, hedges are trimmed, and flower beds are weeded.
In addition, now is the time to clean your home’s exterior if you haven’t already. Power wash your siding, empty the gutters, and wash all your windows and screens.
Deep Clean Your Interior
Your house should be deep cleaned before listing, including a thorough deodorizing of the home’s interior and steam cleaning for all carpets. Consider hiring a professional cleaning company to ensure the space smells and looks as fresh as possible.
In addition to cleaning, take some time to tidy up. Buyers will look inside your closets, pantries, and cabinets, so make sure they are neat and organized. Small appliances and toiletries should be cleared off the countertops.
DAY OF SHOWING
Now you’re all set to go and there are just a few small things you need to handle on the day of showings or open houses. Do a final walk-through and take care of these finishing touches to give potential buyers the best possible impression.
Happy and comfortable buyers are more likely to submit offers! Make them feel at home by adjusting the thermostat to a comfortable temperature. Open any blinds and curtains throughout the house, and turn on all lights so buyers can see all the potential in your home.
Then tidy up by vacuuming and sweeping floors, emptying (or hiding) trash cans, and wiping down countertops. In the bathrooms, close toilet lids and hang clean hand towels.
Don’t forget to secure jewelry, sensitive documents, prescription medications, and any other items of value in a safe or store them off-site.
Finally, it’s best to have pets out of the house during showings. If possible, you should also remove evidence of pets (litter box, dog beds, etc.), which can be a turn-off for some buyers.
DON’T WAIT TO PREP YOUR HOME FOR SELLING
If you want to get top dollar for your home, don’t put it on the market before it’s ready. The right preparation can make all the difference when it comes to maximizing the offers you get. The upgrades and changes you need to make will depend upon your home’s condition, so don’t wait to speak with an agent.
Call our team if you’re thinking about selling your home, even if you’re not sure when. It’s never too early to seek the guidance of your real estate agent and start preparing your home to sell.
- RBC - https://thoughtleadership.rbc.com/a-turning-point-more-sellers-enter-canadas-housing-market-in-february/
- ConstructConnect - https://canada.constructconnect.com/canadata/forecaster/economic/2021/07/labour-shortages-high-material-costs-strong-demand-more-pressure-on-house-prices
- RE/MAX - https://blog.remax.ca/canadian-real-estate-renovation-trends/
- National Post - https://nationalpost.com/life/homes/curb-appeal-in-the-business-of-home-ownership-a-little-landscaping-can-go-a-long-way
- International Association of Staging Professionals - https://d3oaxt0bwkjnjn.cloudfront.net/documents/home-staging-industry-statistics-2020-min.pdf