Pretend You’re A Buyer

An effective technique to help you sell your property quickly and for the best price is to put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer. Don’t just visualize this. Actually do it!

Drive to your property and imagine that you’re seeing it for the first time. What’s your impression? Is the landscaping attractive? Are the walkways clear? Is the front door welcoming?

Now walk up to the front door, open it, and step inside. Does the foyer seem neat and uncluttered? Is there anything unsightly from that vantage point?

Take a walk through your home, starting in rooms that a potential buyer would predictably view first: the kitchen, living room and bedrooms. Do you notice anything you could change or improve, that would make those areas more appealing?

Next, check out the washrooms, closets and basement. Are they clean and tidy?

Finally, think about the price you want for the home. As a buyer, would you be enticed to make an offer at that level? Are there any nagging doubts about the property that would hold you back?

Understanding the impression your home will make on potential buyers will help you sell it faster.

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Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

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Better Bedrooms. Faster Sale!

Here’s a surprising statistic. In several surveys, upwards of 60% of people surveyed listed “bedrooms” as one of the reasons they decided to purchase a particular property. So don’t overlook these rooms when preparing your house for sale. You need to make sure they appear roomy and attractive to potential buyers.

The first step is to make sure every bedroom actually has a bed. Otherwise, you might inadvertently give the impression that your home has fewer bedrooms than it really does. To a potential buyer, a bedroom is often more valuable than the home office or storage room you may have converted it into.

You can’t change the number of bedrooms your home actually has, but you can make sure that each one shows well. Consider the layout of each room carefully. Is the bed and other furniture placed in a way that makes the room appear as spacious as possible? Can buyers easily walk around the bed? Are the curtains, bedding and other décor items clean and attractive?

Finally, buyers will understand that a kid’s room may be somewhat cluttered and may even have an eclectic style, but you need to make sure it’s as clean and tidy as possible.

Have questions about how to prepare your house for sale? Call Marina 416-843-1515 today!

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Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
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15 Minutes Before a Viewing

When preparing your house for a viewing, you’re obviously going to make sure it’s clean and tidy. After all, you want to make the best impression possible on potential buyers. But in the minutes before the buyers are due to arrive, there are a few final touches you need to do in your house to ensure it looks its best.

Put away coats, hats and shoes. Focus around the foyer. You don’t want clutter to be the first thing a buyer sees.

Turn on all lights and lamps. Don’t forget darker areas like nooks and corners. A house that is bright looks more roomy.

Organize your storage space. Make sure bikes, boxes and other items are neatly stowed. Think of your storage space as another room.

Put on some soft music. Choose something that will appeal to most people. Easy listening and classical music work best.

Make sure the toilet lids are down. Even when a washroom is sparkling clean, a raised toilet seat gives the impression – however incorrectly – that things are less than hygienic.

Open all curtains and blinds. This makes rooms look bigger and brighter, even at night.

It only takes a few minutes to do these few final touches, and your home will show better as a result. Need more ideas? Call Marina 416-843-1515 today!

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Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty
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Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
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Uncommon Tips for Making Your Home Show Better

Most people know the basics of preparing a home for a viewing or an open house: make sure everything is clean and tidy, mow the lawn, sweep the walkway, etc.

But there are a number of lesser known tips — tips you often don’t hear about — that can make your home even more attractive and desirable
to potential buyers.

In the kitchen, for example, it’s obvious that the stove, sink, and countertops should be spotless. But did you know that grinding a lemon will help eliminate any lingering odours? You should also arrange the contents of your cabinets and refrigerator to face forward.

In the bathrooms, make sure the toilet lids are closed. Hang matching towel sets.

Moving onto the bedrooms, check that nothing is lying around. Even a shirt draped neatly over a chair can appear messy to some people.

In the kids’ rooms, the toys should be “staged”, not just flung around. For example, set up a train set like an appealing store display. Don’t just have bits and pieces scattered on the floor.

If possible, move half the contents of all closets into storage. This makes a big difference in how spacious they’ll appear.

Turn on everything: all the lights (even the one above the stove), the fireplace, the backyard fountain.

And here’s another uncommon tip. House plants look their best — brighter, more upright and alive — approximately four hours after you
water them.

Finally, put on some easy listening tunes to create a pleasant auditory background. Keep the volume low. No one should have difficulty
talking above the music.

All these tips take just minutes to implement, but they can make a big difference in how your home shows. Studies prove that a well prepped
home will often sell faster, and for a higher price, so it’s worth the effort.

Need more tips on prepping your home for sale? Call 416-843-1515 today.

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Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

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Open House – 215 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Unit 86, Mississauga – Sun. Jul 27th – 1-4pm

Everyone is welcome to my open house! Bring in your family and friends.

215 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Unit 86, Mississauga, Ontario L5A1Y7

Conveniently Located 3 Bedroom Townhome That Back’s On To A Park. The Comfort Features Of This 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Home Includes An L-Shape Living/Dining Room. Renovated Kitchen With Oak Cabinets. Laminate Flooring Thru-Out. Partially Finished Basement. Move In Condition. Near Schools, Transit, Sq. 1, Groceries, Shopping Plaza And All Other Amenities. Newer Cac, Furnace, Windows. All Appliances, All Elfs, All Window Coverings

For more information go to: 215 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Unit 86, Mississauga, Ontario L5A1Y7

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App of the Day – Compass

When I first saw compass app on my phone, I had a good laugh. Why would they install it? And how would you use it in a city as little as Toronto? We have street signs, GPS, most of the newer cars show the direction the car is heading. Now guess what? Today this app saved my open house from turning into a major disaster.
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Asian family came in, liked the house to the point of wanting it, but then the war started. They had to know precisely where the East and West were. Husband was showing in one direction and the wife in the other. They started arguing quite loudly in the language I don't speak, running around, tripping over furniture and scaring other visitors.

Good thing I remembered that app we were laughing at, and set the phone on the table for them to see. They stopped running and arguing, checked the compass and looked very pleased.

Then they took off to find their agent. They liked the price, location, floor plans. Those directions seemed to be the only problem. My intuition is telling me  – we will be getting an offer.

Thanks, IPhone! I think now I like you more then I hate you.

Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty – selling with a smile!

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