Amarjit (Lucky) Singh
Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC
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20 Tips On Selling Your Home
 
 
PREPARATION
 
1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE IMPORTANT!  Remember, when a prospect comes to look at your house, the first thing he will see is your home's front door! Be sure that it is fresh, and clean. Be sure your lawn and landscaping is well manicured and trim looking. Be sure your yard is free of refuse and leaves. If it snowed, be certain that you've removed ice and snow from walks and steps.
 
2. WHAT YOU SHOW IS WHAT YOU GET!  walls and worn woodwork will reduce the appeal of your home. Why try to tell a prospect how your home could look... when you can show him by a reasonable amount of redecoration? A quicker sale at a higher price will result.
 
3. LET THE SUN SHINE IN!  Open those drapes and curtains all the way, so the prospect can see how bright and cheerful your home is.
 
4. FIX THAT LEAKY FAUCET  since dripping water discolors the sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
 
5. LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT  Take a few minutes to check to be sure that your doors don't stick or have loose knobs on them. Don't forget your windows and cabinet drawers. Get all those minor flaws fixed since they detract from your home's value.
 
6. SAFETY FIRST AND ALWAYS!  Keep stairways clear and clean since this will avoid injuries around your home, as well as avoid detracting by distraction.
 
7. FROM TOP TO BOTTOM  Display your attic, basement, and other utility space by removing all unnecessary articles. A coat of paint can do wonders if your basement is dark and dreary.
 
8. BIG CLOSETS!  Make them look bigger by having them neat and well organized to show that your home has ample closet space.
 
9. BATHROOMS SELL HOMES  Make these rooms sparkle! Check and repair any damaged or discolored caulking in the bathtubs and showers, and be sure that the towels and area rugs are bright.
 
10. BEDROOMS SHOULDN'T SLEEP!  Keep these rooms bright and cheerful. Remove any excess furniture and make sure and use attractive and colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains.
 
11. SHINE ON!  Your home's illumination can be a "welcome" sign to that prospective buyer! Turn on all your outside and inside light when showing your home, day or night, and they'll feel a glowing warmth.
 
Showing Your Home
 
12. TWO'S A COUPLE & THREE'S A CROUD.  Don’t have too many people present during a home inspection since the potential buyers will feel like an intruder and want to hurry through your house.
 
13. MUSIC SOOTHES THE SAVAGE BEAST  but not the potential buyer. When showing your house, turn off that blaring radio or television. Let the agent and buyer talk freely and not be distracted.
 
14. CURB YOUR DOG!  A dog is "man's best friend," but not when showing your home. Keep all pets out of the way and not underfoot.
 
15. SILENCE IS GOLDEN!  Be courteous and friendly, but don't try to "force" conversation with a potential buyer. They are there to inspect your home.
 
16. BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE there's no place like your home. Never apologize for the appearance of your home. If any objections or derogatory comments are offered, let the experienced real estate agent answer them - that is his or her job.
 
17. STAY IN THE BACKGROUND. The real estate agent knows the buyer's needs and desires and can better emphasize the virtues of your home when you're not "tagging along." If there are any questions, he or she will call you.
 
18. DON'T PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE!  Trying to sell the prospective purchasers any of the furniture or furnishings which you're not taking with you before they've purchased your home, can often lose the sale. . .so "cool it."
 
19. A WORD-TO-THE WISE. Let Mario Vani discuss the selling price, terms, possession and other factors with the agent who has shown your home or with the customer. He's highly trained and has the experience, so let him bring your negotiations to a satisfactory conclusion.
 
20. GO AHEAD AND USE OUR SERVICES. We recommend that we show your home to prospective customers only by appointment through our office. This will sincerely be appreciated and will help us make the sale more quickly.
 
Let your home welcome buyers!
With a little effort, you can make your home ready to sell more quickly and at a better price.