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Secrets to Selling A Condo in Edmonton
Selling Your Home in Edmonton Secret No. 10: Aggressive Pricing
Determine what your property’s valued at, then reduce 15 to 20 % off of the amount. You will be trampled by prospective buyers with numerous offers – even in the toughest marketplace – and they will increase the value in excess of what it’s worth. It requires tremendous bravery and the majority of sellers simply do not wish to risk it, but it is probably the top, and best tactic to sell your home in this economy.
Selling Real Estate Secret No.9: Partially filled closets
Storage is one thing all buyers are searching for and they can never have an adequate amount of it. Remove about 1/2 of continence from your closets and storage then neatly organize the remainder. Be aware that many people pock around when viewing a condo , so with that in mind, make sure you keep the closets and cabinets nice clutter free.
Selling Your Home in Edmonton Secret No.8: Let there be light
No one wants to leave in the dark, so brighten up your home or condo as much as you can. Even in the winter time. Edmonton winters can be very gloomy and it gets dark very early, be sure to maximize the light in your home. After location, proper lighting is the second check box on must peoples lists when looking to purchase a new home. If necessary remove your old drapery, wash your windows, buy new lampshades, and brighten the room by using a higher wattage in the light bulbs. In a home, or townhouse with bushes and trees, consider careful pruning the branches to allow more light in. The more light and cheery, the better.
Selling Real Estate Secret No.7: Get the right Realtor
The wrong real estate agent will sour the selling process. Ensure you are working with a broker/Realtor in Edmonton that is 100% in the know. Your agent will be working for you non stop, analysing the market, compare current listing in the area and aggressively putting your home out there in the faces of thousands of potential individuals looking to buy a condo in Edmonton.
Selling Your Home in Edmonton Secret No.6: No pets
You love your dog, and that’s wonderful, pets can be wonderful, but now when you are trying to sell your condo. Your dog, or cat many be warm and super cuddly to you, but to a potential buyer. Understand that not everyone is an animal lover. The last thing you want is for someone interested in your home to walk in and see a pet dishes, or smell kitty litter. If they walk out the showing with pet hair on their clothing, it’s a no-go. If possible it’s best to send the pets to a dogy daycare or have someone take them while you are showing your home.
Selling Real Estate Secret No.5: Don’t renovate before selling
Fix a small crack, painting walls, stop that pesky door from squeaking. These are all good things to do prior to listing a property, just don’t go crazy. Don’t undertake major renovations and except to see a return. If it’s not a quick fix, don’t do it – as a rule.
Selling Your Home in Edmonton Secret No.#4: Don’t make it personal
Over time your home begins to reflect your life in all the personal mementos one accumulates over the years. While this may warm your heart it may throw buyers off. When a buyer walks into your home you want them to have the chance to picture themselves living there. This is much harder when they are bombarded with your life and memories. Consider staging your home. A stager will also help you maximize the space.
Selling Real Estate Secret No.3: The kitchen
“You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen” – Every Realtor ever. That should give you a since of how important it is. The one exception to the rule is above is the kitchen. If your kitchen looks outdated a buyer will knock a minimum of ten thousand dollars of your asking price without a second glance. Consider -if need be- upgradings, or panting the cabinets, replace the hardware and if you can justify granite counter tops, do it.
Selling Your Home in Edmonton Secret No.2: Be ready to show on a moments notice
Keep you house in show condition at all times. You may only have an hours notice before the person meant to by your property walks through the doors. It may be a hassle to keep it so clean and tidy, but if you’re selling consider it a necessary evil.
Selling Real Estate Secret No.1: You have one shot
Your home may be the palace of Versailles in the interior, but a buyer has already made the biggest judgement call on the home before they step through the door. You will not get a second change. With that in mind ensure the exterior is top shape. Trim the hedges, cut the grass, plant flowers in the beds. In typical Edmonton winter conditions make sure the snow is cleared, there is no ice and the walk up to the front and back doors is safe and welcoming. Finally put some finishing touches by adding fresh flowers and backing bread, or cookies for extra charm.