Now that you’ve decided to sell your Edmonton property, the real challenge will start. It doesn’t matter if it took you or your family the whole of 2016 to decide to put it for sale, what really matters now, today, at the this very moment, are the things and activities you or your family will do this 2017 to facilitate its effective and efficient sale.
Below are some of the things that can help and improve the probability of your Edmonton home being sold this 2017 (for the best price).
First things first, prepare all the documents related to your Edmonton property.
These documents include, but are not limited to the HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. We do hope you still have them.
Warranty papers, utility bills and maintenance schedules will also provide great help to any and all potential buyers in getting an overall understanding of their future residence.
Do the minor repairs yourself.
Change bulbs, replace doorknobs and fix blocked drains… these are just a few of the minor repairs that you can do yourself. No need to hire a repairman for these stuff. You’ll save precious dollars and impress potential buyers in the process. It’s a win-win situation!
Remove pet stains, odors & scratches.
Not all Edmonton homebuyers are pet lovers. Some have fur allergies while others just don’t like it. If you don’t remove the stains, odor or scratches turn-off buyers, you’re basically shooting yourself in the foot.
Make the exterior look good.
You should take time to clean and repair everything in the yard. Simply mow the grass, cut dead branches and paint or fix broken fences or lampposts. It’ll be a fun project for you and the kids.
Last, but not least, remove all personally items.
Family portraits, personal collections and toys, these are the stuff that should be boxed up and hidden away all through out the selling process. Buyers should see themselves as the owner of the property, if they keep on seeing your picture or your collections all through-out the house, they will not be able to achieve that phase of the selling process. Of course, if they’re not able to see themselves as the owners of the property, your chances of getting it sold drops like a sack of sweet potatoes.
Serge, Joe and the rest of Team Leading Edge can do the heavy lifting in the sales process, no problem, but to make this a great experience for you and your family, you will need to do your part.
C’mon, don’t be afraid, it’s easy! Ready to take the challenge? Let’s go!
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