4 Tips to Sell Your Ottawa Home Fast

15 04 2015

Home Selling 7If you’re a home seller, you’re probably hearing this everywhere you go: Now is a great time to have your home listed on the Ottawa real estate market.

After all, the weather is warming up and more and more home buyers are flocking to the Ottawa housing market looking for their next dream home.

But there’s a difference between simply listing your home on the market and proactively taking steps to ensure it sells quickly and for the right price!

Today, I’m going to share with you four tips for making sure your home sells fast.

Do These Things to Help Your Ottawa Home Sell Faster

Don’t neglect the curb appeal. You’ve been hearing it from your mom since you were little: First impressions matter. The same holds true for real estate listings. So make sure that buyers are impressed by your home before they ever step foot in it. Make sure you replace chipping paint, trim back overgrown bushes and mow the lawn. Every detail counts. Then, when you think you’re done, have you and a friend go stand at the curb and look at your home. Try to look at it through the eyes of a buyer. Take further action as needed to make sure your home is being presented in the best possible light possible.

Make all necessary repairs. Don’t wait until the inspection report comes back to do the things that are obviously in need of repairs. If you notice them, chances are your buyers are noticing them too. And some of them might be deterred from considering your home further because of such issues. So fix the leaky faucet, recaulk the windows and address the chipped paint on the baseboard. They’re small details but they add up.

Stage your home. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Staged homes sell for a higher price and in a shorter amount of time than non-staged homes. By staging a home, you’re making it feel larger, cleaner, warmer and more inviting. So stage your home by giving it a thorough cleaning, decluttering where you can and setting up vignettes to help your home buyers envision living there. And believe me, you want them to linger as they daydream about living there. The longer they stay in your home, the more convinced they’ll become that this is the home for them!

Get the word out. This is crucial. You can have an incredible home listed on the market and if you don’t adequately market it, no one will ever find out about it. So put out a For Sale sign, list your home on multiple real estate websites and even advertise the home on social media. Every little bit counts. And don’t forget: If you do list your home online, make sure you include multiple pictures. Buyers like to be able to do a virtual walk through of homes before they ever schedule a showing. So make sure you include plenty of pictures and make sure those pictures are presenting your home in the best light possible!

We’ll Make Sure Your Ottawa Home Gets Sold!

We hope you found the above information valuable as a prospective home seller. For more useful tips that will help ensure you a successful outcome on the local housing market, make sure to contact us, Geoff & Bobbie McGowan.

We would love the opportunity to assist you in any way we can!

Until next time,

Geoff & Bobbie


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