CENTURY 21 President Realty Inc., Brokerage*
- 905-488-2100 ext 294
- #246-80 Maritime Ontario Blvd.
Brampton, ON L6S 0E7
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As a CENTURY 21® Real Estate professional, I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. My personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with the power of the CENTURY 21 brand - the most recognized name in Real Estate today.
Let me assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighbourhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.
I look forward to the opportunity of working for you!
Tips To Sell Your House
When you are ready to sell your house you'll want to enlist the help of a REALTOR®. He or she will provide the professional advice and service you need to make the selling process go smoothly.
Showing you ways to make your home as marketable as possible is just one of the many ways your REALTOR® can help. Here are a few tips from the experts:
Clean everything in and out of sight
With clipboard in hand, take a tour of your home. Take note of every opportunity to remove clutter and dirt. Rooms, closets and cupboards will appear larger and more inviting when you get rid of unnecessary stuff and tidy up what's left. Remove bulky or unused furniture and rearrange the rest to make the best use of space.
Most of us are pack rats, so apply the following test to every questionable item: Have I used this in the past six months, or will I need to use it soon? If the answer is no, throw it away, store it elsewhere or sell it in a yard sale.
Be equally aggressive in disposing of dirt. Pay particular attention to the two most important rooms in a buyer's mind: bathrooms and kitchens. And once you've removed all the dirt: keep everything clean, every day. You never know when the person who will ultimately buy your home will visit.
Repair as much as you can
During your home tour identify the things that are broken, cracked, stuck or just plain don't work anymore. These can include: leaky faucets, holes in window screens, stuck or broken windows, lights that don't work, doors that squeak or don't close properly, missing or broken cupboard handles, cracks in the walls and ceilings, and dozens of other "little things" you've been meaning to do for years. Now is the time.
Certain items, such as roof or basement leaks, must be repaired, along with any water damage. Electrical or heating system problems must be fixed. Some repairs, however, may not be necessary. Will that hairline crack in the driveway really make or break the sale? How about a chipped floor tile in the entryway? Some buyers will have their own ideas about how to deal with these problems. You may find it easier to adjust your selling price to reflect the cost of these repairs, rather than pay for them yourself.
De-personalize your home
Your house reflects you. It is decorated with your taste and your sense of style. Unfortunately, that heart-shaped table lamp your grandmother left you may distract potential buyers from seeing the home itself. Grit your teeth and store all personal items (framed family photos, trophies, etc.) out of the way.
If you have brightly coloured accent walls or heavily patterned wallpaper, consider repainting or wallpapering these areas with light, neutral colours that enhance a room's size and make it more flexible to receive any kind of furniture. Remove area rugs, light fixtures and other items that buyers might find too difficult to imagine in "their home", even if you were not intending to include these in the sale.
Beautify the house and yard
Peeling, dry paint is relatively easy to fix or replace and can make all the difference in your home's appearance. If your carpet or other floor covering is in really bad shape, consider replacing it. The same holds true for badly tattered window coverings such as drapes and blinds.
Outside the house, weed the flower beds, remove dead tree branches, keep your lawn well-mowed and edged, trim the hedges, rake the leaves, sweep the sidewalks, fix and paint the deck or fence, plant a few flowers and do anything else you can think of to enhance your home's curb appeal.
It may sound like a lot of effort, but these tips, and the assistance of a REALTOR®, will help you sell your current home quickly so you can move on to your next dream house.
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Top 21 Tips
Top 21 Home Buying and Selling Tips
Before you start your home buying process, make sure you get your credit checked to save valuable time.
- Be Realistic
Everybody wants the 54-room mansion however most of us cannot afford this. Work with your Sales Associate to see how much you can realistically afford and still have a life!
- Portion of Your Paycheck
Mortgage Lenders typically want the buyer to contribute a portion of their own funds toward the purchase of a home. These funds are often referred to as the down payment. Many options are available.
- More than the Down Payment
Many people want to know what their monthly mortgage payments are. Visit www.century21.ca to use the mortgage calculator.
- Don’t Shut Out a Sale
Make sure you saved enough money to cover the down payment and closing costs.
- Affording the Changes
Not everyone likes olive green color walls. Make sure you can afford the superficial changes of home decorating.
- Don’t Settle Yet
Don’t rush. This is an exciting time; take home searching with stride and enjoy the process.
- Stable Home
Make sure you get a home inspection!
- Think Safety
Imagine the house in good weather and bad, and in each season.
- Spacious Living
Make sure there in enough room for your present plans.
- Sizing up your Furniture
Measure your furniture. You want to make sure that your furniture will fit in the space.
- Pay Attention to Detail
Are there cracks in the walls? Make sure you have all disclosure documents.
- Closets Are Important
Closets look their best when they are orderly and not too full. Be sure the lights work and pack away items unused to make them look more spacious. Great time to box up unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.
- Control the Music
When it's time to show your home, it's time to turn down the stereo or TV.
- Keep a Low Profile
CENTURY 21® Sales Associates know buyers - what they need and what they want. Your CENTURY 21 Sales Associate will have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you stay in the background.
- Don't Turn Your Home into a Second-Hand Store
When prospects come to view your home, don't distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all.
- Expert at Hand
When prospects want to talk price, terms, or other real estate matters, let them speak to an expert - your CENTURY 21 Sales Associate.
- Make it Inviting
Be sure the front entrance is clean and inviting. Paint the gutters, downspouts and the front door. Also sweep the walks, steps and driveway.
- Touch Up
A small investment in paint for the inside and outside helps. Remember to choose neutral colors.
- Avoid Crowd Scenes
Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they're likely to hurry through. Keep the company present to a minimum.