Prep N Sell
Today I attended a course offered by The Ontario Real Estate Association on preparing a home for sale and tricks and tips to get your home sold faster. Let's be honest, in today's market its important to put everyy extra effort possible into getting a property to look its best. I learned an abundance of great tips to make a room or house look better with minimal investment. Simple things like fresh paint, new faucets or light fixtures can really transform a room. Another great piece of advice is that personal items and busy countertops/shelves will take away from the selling features of a room. It is key to highlight the positives such as natural light, good flow, large functional spaces and cleanliness. Buyer's aren't interested in your awards, wedding pictures or family portaits. The magic word when prepping your home... DECLUTTER!!!
Whenever you're working with a Realtor, make sure you go through the house with that person and have the Realtor point out useful things that can be done to have the property sold for more money in a shorter time.
The course was offered by David Collier of PrepNSell Ltd. More info on him can be found at www.prepnsell.com