In recent years, the real estate market in Montreal has been thriving! Especially in areas like Beaconsfield in the west island. So why are certain properties having trouble finding buyers when so many houses are moving like hotcakes and for more money than they were originally listed for? What can you do to advertise your home effectively and make sure it stands out from the competition?
Whatever your reasons are for selling, here are some pieces of advice to sell a property quickly, even in a slow market!
Find the best Real Estate Agent
Hiring a professional real estate broker is the first step if you want to sell your house quickly. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the neighborhood market and have a track record of successful sales.
Keep in mind that the commission for both the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent is frequently the seller’s responsibility. You’ll probably be responsible for paying a selling commission of your selling price in return for the convenience of an agent.
Remember that a real estate agent will guide you throughout the entire procedure. They’ll supervise the expert photographer who will take stunning images of your home and negotiate for the greatest deal. They will also advertise your home to get it seen, plan and host showings, and set up a real estate listing that sells.
Declutter, Clean, and Depersonalize
Buyers must be able to envision living there, which they won’t be able to do if your home is a mess. Get rid of clutter, clean your house thoroughly from top to bottom, and hide any personal things like family pictures. Hiring professional cleaners is highly recommended, especially before a showing.
Rearrange the decor and furniture to make your house more inviting and allow potential buyers to move around freely. Heavy items should ideally be stored away. A crowded space looks like a small space.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
Making a solid first impression is critical if you want to sell quickly. The façade of a property and how it blends into the surrounding community are the first things a buyer notices. Pay attention to both the house and its surroundings to improve the curb appeal of your property.
For large improvements, it could already be too late. Consider doing quick exterior home improvements like touch-up painting, window washing, and mending any damaged items if you need to sell your home quickly. Put a coat of paint on simply your door if painting your complete house doesn’t work in your schedule. You may also change your door knobs and address numbers with fresher, prettier alternatives.
To give your yard a feeling of new landscaping, plant flowers or scatter bark mulch. Make sure your mailbox is tidy and put out a welcome mat. Clear the windows, roofs, and porches of any debris and spider webs.
A good curb appeal not only welcomes potential buyers but also tells the market that you’ve taken care of the property, leading them to feel the inside has also been well-cared for.
Repairs & Upkeep
Take a stroll around your house to start. Look for any damaged hardware, including lightbulbs, electrical outlets, faucets, caulking, doorknobs, doorbells, and other items.
Your property may be becoming less marketable as a result of all those minor characteristics that you most likely no longer even notice. Basically, for visits and much more so for the inspection, everything should be in good functioning condition. Buyers will assume you have neglected the property if you don’t.
Since you won’t have time for any substantial improvements, concentrate on making quick fixes to anything that could put off potential buyers. Examine the home and attend to the simple issues.
Let the light in
Avoid using extremely strong or dark colors because the majority of buyers like houses that are light and sunny. To bring in as much natural light as possible, fully open all of the curtains and blinds.
Clean windows, lightweight drapes, or sheers that let light in yet soften the view are all small additions that will matter. By using a sizable mirror to reflect light, you may go even farther.
Use a real estate firm that is familiar with buyers
The value of having an experienced observer who understands buyers and can advise you on how to prepare your house for sale cannot be emphasized. That’s where Abbey & Olivier really shine! Abbey & Olivier agents can advise you on how to make your house buyer-ready, based on their extensive understanding of the many sorts of purchasers out there.
Every homeowner desires to optimize the selling price of their property in a fair amount of time. We understand, so please contact us. Abbey & Olivier can assist you with preparing your house for sale. And our tried-and-true selling methods will seal the sale!
A deadline may make selling a house even more difficult. Fortunately, there are methods to speed up the process whether you need to sell quickly due to a new job, a life event (such as a divorce), or financial reasons.
Focus on the first impression that buyers will make of your property when they see it for the first time if you don’t have a large budget to prepare it for sale. Buyers can decide right away—a few from the curb and a few as soon as they enter through the front door. Make the most of your time by hiring a quality agent, improving your home, and making a competitive offer.