When everything is ready, and your GTA house is on the market after the final touch ups, there are still some things to consider that could contribute to creating a stronger bond between your home and potential GTA homebuyers.
The following nine tips can help you seal the deal with a potential homebuyer. Besides the house itself and its features, there are also some final tweaks that can help you land the right buyer.
1. YOUR NEIGHBORS CAN PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE
Sometimes neighbors can make more for you than any marketing trick. They will spread the word to others if you just fill them in on the details and let them know more about the house. Have them over for coffee and share with them your plans about selling your home, and chances are, they will already have someone in mind who is looking to buy a home in your GTA neighbourhood.
2. KEEP UP WITH THE CHORES
If you still live in the house you are selling; you have to keep your home ready for showings all the time. This means that no random stuff should lie around, and not only that, but you have to get rid of cooking smells on an ongoing basis, as well as keep surfaces free of any items that take up space (e.g.,. dirty laundry in the basket, juice box on the counter, etc.). A good impression starts with a clean and neat environment.
3. DO NOT SKIP SHOWINGS
Yes, we understand that sometimes you will be busy and not able to have your agent show up with clients for a spontaneous showing on the spot, but if you really want to sell your house as quickly as possible, you should make time and room for spontaneous potential buyers and drop-byes. Sometimes, these crazy unplanned arrangements turn out to be the right move.
4. SHOW OFF YOUR HOME’S FEATURES
Every home comes with at least a few great selling features. If your great furniture is included in the sale, point it out. If you have air condition, leave it on on hot showing days to show homebuyers what kind of a pleasant environment your home offers. The same goes for heating on cooler days.
5. LIGHT THE PLACE UP!
If your house is not one of the sunny and shiny places, you can always enhance the ambiance with few lamps. It will make your home look bright, warm and welcoming. Buyers love bright places.
6. KEEP IT NEUTRAL
Maybe you have a hobby room or an office that is suits your personal taste, but such rooms may not align with the taste of the masses, so try to remove all the extras that could be distracting (posters, shrill wall paintings, etc., but also personal photos.).
7. YOUR BELONGINGS ARE NOT FOR SHOW
Make sure your stuff does not lie around especially valuable items like jewelry, laptops, expensive gadgets, etc. You never know what can happen, and being precautious is a pretty good policy.
8. CREATE A SAFE PLACE
Many hazards lie around the house, and you have to be careful that one of the potential buyers does not slip on something or trip on the stairs due to small defects. Make sure that a fall or an injury is not your or your home’s fault.
9. LET YOUR LISTING AGENT HANDLE NEGOTIATIONS AND SHOWINGS
Not all buyers will be easy to handle, so having your real estate agent handle all the talks and showings is probably the best.
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