When it comes to real estate, we’ve all heard the expression “location, location, location” – but any realtor worth his salt will tell you that timing is another important factor in how fast and how easily you can sell your home.
Mississauga real estate broker Jeff O’Leary predicts higher prices as we head into the summer months. O’Leary thinks we’re headed for a busier than normal fall market which is fantastic news if you’re planning on listing your Mississauga home in the near future. This also gives you a few months to plan ahead so your home is in top shape when you put it on the market.
Here are our Top 5 Tips to get your house ready for sale:
#1 : Replace your front door.
Replacing your front door is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to enhance your property’s curb appeal. Since your front door is the focal point for your home, make sure you capitalize on current trends and pick an entry door that will really stand out. You can visit our 2018 Front Door Buyer's Guide for more inspiration.
#2 : Replace your windows.
Homeowners who replaced their windows with energy efficient windows saw an average return of 74% of the project cost when they sold their homes. (Source: Remodelling Magazine )
Replacement windows offer two immediate benefits; they beautify your home from the outside and the inside. And while these bonus benefits will be enjoyed by the new owners; they can also increase security, reduce noise, be easier to clean and lower energy costs.
#3 : Let there be light!
A bright and cheery interior will make your house easier to sell. Make sure you start with squeaky clean windows. Then, choose light and airy window dressings and trim down trees and shrubs to maximize natural light. Make sure that you also have plenty of task and accent lighting in every room.
#4 : Get some help.
Realtors have been around your block. They know what the current real estate trends and conditions are in Mississauga and will help you with every aspect of the selling process. Speak to friends and family who’ve recently hired a realtor in Mississauga, in a hot market, you want someone who specializes in your particular area vs the market at large.
#5 : First Impressions Matter
We’ve already mentioned clean windows, but choosy home buyers will notice every little detail! And since you won’t get a second chance to make a first impression, make sure your house is always ready for a showing. From a decluttered entrance to sparkling bathrooms to a sink free of dirty dishes, make sure your house is in tip top shape.