Found 15 blog entries tagged as home selling.

Selling your home can be an exciting but also challenging endeavor. To ensure a smooth and successful home-selling experience, it's crucial to prepare your property thoroughly. In this article, we'll walk you through the steps to prepare your home for sale. From enhancing curb appeal to navigating the financial aspects, we've got you covered.

Enhancing Curb Appeal

Landscaping and Exterior Maintenance

First impressions matter. Ensure your home's exterior is well-maintained by trimming bushes, mowing the lawn, and power-washing surfaces.

Repairs and Touch-Ups

Fix any visible exterior damage, such as loose siding, cracked paint, or broken windows. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders.

Create an Inviting Entryway

A welcoming front…

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When it comes to selling a home, first impressions matter. And that's where home staging comes into play. Home staging is the art of preparing and presenting your property in the best possible light to attract potential buyers. Done right, it can make a significant difference in how quickly your property sells and at what price. However, many homeowners fall into common staging pitfalls that can hinder their efforts. In this article, we'll explore the top home staging mistakes to avoid and provide you with some tips of what to do (and what not to do) to make your home stand out in the competitive real estate market.

Mistake #1: Over Personalizing Spaces

Avoid turning your home into a shrine of your personal memories and preferences. While those…

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Selling a home is a significant decision that involves various complexities. In recent years, some homeowners have considered listing their properties "For Sale By Owner" (FSBO) as an alternative to traditional real estate methods. While this approach may seem enticing due to potential cost savings, it comes with its share of challenges and risks. In this blog post, we will explore the pros and cons of choosing FSBO in the real estate market, highlighting the importance of understanding the intricacies involved in selling a property independently.

The Pros of FSBO

Cost Savings:

One of the primary reasons homeowners opt for FSBO is to avoid paying real estate agent commissions. By handling the sale themselves, sellers believe they can save a…

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Are you planning on selling your home? If so, then taking the best listing photos is an essential part of the process. The photos you use can make or break a potential buyer's interest in your property, so it's crucial to get them right. In this article, we'll discuss how to take the best photos for your home selling listing, and why it matters so much.

Why Do Good Listing Photos Matter?

Firstly, let's talk about why listing photos are so important. When buyers are looking for a new home, they'll typically start their search online. They'll browse through listings, looking at photos and reading descriptions, to find properties that catch their eye. If your listing photos aren't up to par, you may miss out on potential buyers who overlook your…

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As a home seller, you've likely put a lot of effort into getting your property ready for sale. So, when a homebuyer makes an offer on your home, it can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. While most offers will be reasonable, there may be times when you receive an offer that is simply not acceptable. In this article, we'll discuss how to refuse an offer on your home in a way that is professional, respectful, and effective.

Consider the Offer

Before you decide to decline an offer, it's important to take a step back and evaluate it objectively. Ask yourself whether the offer is fair given the current market conditions, the condition of your home, and other factors. Consider whether the buyer has included any contingencies or…

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Are you planning to sell your home? If so, you may have heard about the popular real estate practice of holding an open house. An open house is an event where prospective buyers can come and view your home without making an appointment. While an open house can have its advantages, it also has its disadvantages. In this blog post, we'll take a look at both the pros and cons of an open house so you can decide if it's the right choice for you.

Advantages of an Open House

Increased Exposure

One of the biggest advantages of an open house is the increased exposure it can provide. By opening up your home to potential buyers, you're giving them a chance to see it in person and get a better feel for the space. This can be especially helpful if you're…

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Are you in the market to buy or sell real estate? Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, the world of real estate can be overwhelming. That's why we're here to help guide you through the process and make it as smooth as possible.

If you're a real estate buyer, it's essential to understand the current market conditions and what factors can affect the price of a property. One crucial factor is location. Properties located in desirable neighborhoods or areas with high demand can drive up the price, while those in less desirable locations may sell for less. Also, consider the condition of the property. A well-maintained property may sell for more than a property in poor condition, even if they are in the same location.


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Selling a home can be a daunting task, but one way to increase the chances of success is to stage the home. Staging is the process of making a home look its best by arranging furniture, adding decor, and generally making the home more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some tips for staging your home to sell:

Declutter: The first step in staging your home is to declutter. Remove any personal items, such as family photos or knick-knacks, and pack them away.  Donate or sell items you don't use. This will make the space look cleaner and less cluttered, which will help potential buyers envision themselves living in the home.

Clean: A clean home is more attractive to potential buyers. Take the time to deep clean your home, including the…

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staging your home during the holidays

One of the biggest questions that tends to arise in the months leading up to December, is whether or not people should decorate their homes for the holidays while trying to sell. This is an interesting topic, as some people prefer to see what homes look like when decorated, while other people prefer to see the space without the distraction of decorations.

We reached out to our RE/MAX Influencers – a panel of RE/MAX Sales Associates from across Canada – who provided some insight and tips into how you should go about staging your home during the holiday season.

Try to Take Photos Beforehand

One great tip that was offered up by the RE/MAX Influencers was to, if possible, have the listing photos of your home taken before…

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