5 Tips to Ensure Your Homes Showing Is a Success

 

5 Tips to Ensure Your Home’s Showing Is a Success

The purpose of showing your home is to hook a buyer. You want the buyers to come through your house and be impressed – so impressed in fact, that they’re ready to make an offer! You’ll have one chance to make a great first impression on the potential buyers, so make sure to follow these five helpful tips to really make it count!

1. Focus on the outside. Make sure that you don’t neglect the outside of your home. Curb appeal can make or break the odds of someone even bothering to get out of the car to come in. If they pull up and see a home with a lawn that obviously needs edging and has an unkempt flower bed, they’re going to wonder what else hasn’t been cared for properly. You want the outside of your home to be spotless. Clean the siding, the windows, and the doors. Make sure there are no dirt smudges, no cobwebs and that anything that needs painting has been spiffed up. 

2. Take yourself out of the house. That means that you want to take out all the personal stuff. Remove the family photos from the wall or tables. You want the home to look neutral so that the potential buyers can look at your house and picture it as themselves living there. Everything should be as neutral as possible in terms of personal items. 

3. Remove all the extra clutter you see at first glance. If you look around, it’ll amaze you at how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. Some of it might very well be important, but that doesn’t mean that your potential buyers should see it. When you have a lot of clutter, it shrinks the living space of the house. It makes it look and feel cramped and smaller. Many homeowners get something called house blindness. They’ve lived in the home for so long with the same clutter that they don’t even really see it anymore. But a stranger will always notice. So clean out your house and make the space as big as possible.

4. If you have a pet, no one that walks through your house should be able to notice it exists. That means no cat litter box, no dog to jump on anyone, no food sitting around in a dish. Your home should not have any pet odors. Having a clean house that’s odor free is a big selling point. You don’t want to lose a possible deal just because they can smell your pet’s presence or your pet makes a bad impression.

5. Stage your home! You can hire a professional or you can do it yourself. Stage your living areas in a way that shows off your home. You can rent furniture to make your home furnishings look good if you don’t use a stager. Someone who knows how to stage a house knows how to play up the best features of your home and knows what to bring in or get rid of to make the entire house appeal to a buyer. 

First impressions are HUGE when showing you home to potential buyers, but by following the simple tips above you will be well on your way to making a great impression and, hopefully, receiving multiple offers!  (And if you are at all anxious about this important step, just reach out to a trusted real estate team, www.TwoMoveYou.com, who can help guide you through this process!)

When you are ready to list your home for sale in Brighton, Ontario, be sure to call us so that YOUR house can stand out and get the most money!  Call 647-697-7413 and know that we GUARANTEE to sell your home in the time frame and for the money that you want, or we will buy it!  www.TwoMoveYou.com  

We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Victoria Carter, Broker, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage

 

The Rollercoaster Emotions of Buying a Home

 

The process of buying a home is one of the most emotional journeys you’ll ever take. Other big purchases such as a new car or expensive wedding and honeymoon can also wreak havoc on your emotions – but none is likely to surpass the rollercoaster of emotions that will rise and fall when you purchase a home. You may experience different emotions if you’re purchasing your first home, but even if you’ve gone through the process before, each time is different and you’ll react in different ways.

The rollercoaster of emotions when buying a home may run the gamut of incomparable highs and lows that make you question your decision. If you’ve carefully researched the real estate market such as the most recent comparable sales in the area you want to buy and know the features you’ll compromise on – and those you won’t – you’re probably ready to jump on the home-buying train.

A licensed real estate agent can help you work through emotions that may lead you astray and guide you to the perfect home for you. Excitement is likely the first emotion you’ll feel when you’ve made the decision to purchase a home.

Searching for homes online is a good way to assess what’s out there and the prices you’ll face within certain areas. After the excitement of anticipating home ownership, your excitement may turn to outright fear when you first realize how much debt is involved in home ownership. You may feel overwhelmed at all the information you have to digest and all the real estate buzz words you need to know – especially if you’re a first time home buyer. You’ll likely see many properties before finding one you’ll even consider. When you enter the home search you’ll probably have a good idea about what you want. But, visiting multiple properties can be confusing and you may lose sight of those priorities you set for yourself. You may change your priorities as you proceed. Your realtor will be able to guide you to homes that truly fit your needs, your pocketbook and your price-range. Listen to the realtor and take what he or she says into consideration – especially if she knows your priorities ahead of time.

Stress is another emotion that’s typical of home-buyers. The anticipation of purchasing a home can be much greater than the reality when they come face to face with everything involved. Don’t come to a decision based on stress, feeling overwhelmed and just wanting to get it over with. You may overpay for a home just because your emotions get the best of you and you feel as if you can’t go on unless you get a certain house.

There’s always another house that will make you happy and meet your needs. Perhaps the worst part of buying a home are the emotions you’ll experience when you’ve put in your bid and are waiting to see if you get the home.

Don’t be too hard on yourself if you occasionally let home-buying emotions get the best of you. It’s often the largest purchase you’ll ever make and your realtor should be trusted to lead you to the best deal possible – and one that you’ll feel a great deal of satisfaction about.

TwoMoveYou Real Estate Century 21 Brighton
6 Ironwood Cres, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0
647-697-7413

2 Storey For Sale in Pickering ON, Toronto

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Pie Shaped Lot

•  3 bath , 3 bdrm 2 storey FOR SALE  CAD1,149,900 . Whites and Strouds!
MLS® e5612562

Here is a rare find in Pickering!

Welcome to this wonderful, detached, 3 bedroom, 3 washroom, solid brick home with a finished basement in prestigious Amberlea!

515 Alder Court is in a prime pie-shaped lot, and is located on a child safe, high demand Cul-De-Sac, within close proximity to shopping, schools, public transit, Pickering GO, and 401 access.

Detached 2-Storey 3 bedroom, 3 bath home.

Open Concept With Hardwood flooring Throughout.

Eat In Kitchen with Ceramic Backsplash. Dining Room with walkout to large deck on pie shaped fenced in lot.

Finished Bsmt with tons of space!

Landscaped W/ Interlock Walkway.

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Lot / Land For Sale in Frankford , Frankford

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5 Acres On Howes Road Frontage

•  lot / land FOR SALE  CAD299,000 . Backing Onto The Lower Trent Trail

Build your own custom home with a walkout on this 5.25 acre parcel of land backing onto the Lower Trent Trail.

Minutes to Frankford and Trenton.

Low Taxes

Quiet Area With No Thru-Traffic.

Zoning changed to RU from MX on Feb 7, 2022.

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Other For Sale in Frankford , Frankford

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With Unopened Road Allowance To access Water

•  other FOR SALE  CAD475,000 . 30 Acres, 1/2 Cleared Land

Exclusive Listing!
30 Acres For Sale in Frankford, Ontario.
Part Cleared, and the rest Forest backing onto the Lower Trent Trail.
Never before on the market!
Great opportunity to own a piece of paradise!
Property has unopened road allowance to the water.
Lots of road frontage
Zoned Rural. Recently changed from MX on February 9, 2022
Siding onto the Lower Trent Trail
Irregular Shaped. Check out the photos.

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Property In Howes Rd FrankFord For Sale

 
 

Build your own custom home with a walkout on this 5.25 acre parcel of land backing onto the Lower Trent Trail.

Minutes to Frankford and Trenton.  

Low Taxes

BOOK YOUR SHOWING NOW!

We look forward to helping you find the real estate property/ies of your dreams.  

Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter
TwoMoveYou Real Estate Century 21 Brighton
6 Ironwood Cres, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0
647-697-7413

Here is a rare find in Pickering!

 

Here is a rare find in Pickering! Welcome to this wonderful, detached, 3 bedroom, 3 washroom, solid brick home with a finished basement in prestigious Amberlea! 515 Alder Court is in a prime pie-shaped lot, and is located on a child safe, high demand Cul-De-Sac, within close proximity to shopping, schools, public transit, Pickering GO, and 401 access. Detached 2-Storey 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Open Concept With Hardwood flooring Throughout. Eat In Kitchen with Ceramic Backsplash. Dining Room with walkout to large deck on pie shaped fenced in lot. Finished Bsmt with tons of space! Landscaped W/ Interlock Walkway. 

Be sure to visit our website at www.TwoMoveYou.com

Century 21 TwoMoveYou 647-697-7413

 

2 Storey For Sale in Brock Industrial Durham, Pickering

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Pie Shaped Lot

•  3 bath , 3 bdrm 2 storey FOR SALE  CAD1,189,000 . Whites and Strouds!
MLS® e5612562

Here is a rare find in Pickering!

Welcome to this wonderful, detached, 3 bedroom, 3 washroom, solid brick home with a finished basement in prestigious Amberlea!

515 Alder Court is in a prime pie-shaped lot, and is located on a child safe, high demand Cul-De-Sac, within close proximity to shopping, schools, public transit, Pickering GO, and 401 access.

Detached 2-Storey 3 bedroom, 3 bath home.

Open Concept With Hardwood flooring Throughout.

Eat In Kitchen with Ceramic Backsplash. Dining Room with walkout to large deck on pie shaped fenced in lot.

Finished Bsmt with tons of space!

Landscaped W/ Interlock Walkway.

Property information