Ready to sell your home?

Don’t just list it without any advance preparation. A few minor touch-ups can go a long way towards making a favorable impression on potential buyers — and perhaps cinching a deal.

“Put your buyer’s hat on and walk thru your home like it is the first time,” says Marilou Young, an Accredited Staging Professional and an Associate Broker with Virtual Properties Realty.

“Make notes on what you, as a buyer, would notice,” Young advises, “and then repair or replace those items.”

Some of her top recommendations include getting rid of clutter, hiding family photos, cleaning out closets, removing excess or oversized furniture, and cleaning.

These tips are among the 21 top ways to prepare your home for a sale. Let’s look at…

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By Julie Ryan Evans | Oct 12, 2016   home-reapairs-dont-delay

Nobody ever cheers at the thought of tackling home repairs. They’re annoying, costly, time-sucking endeavors. So often we put them off, over and over, justifying to ourselves that they can wait. Light switch doesn’t work? Whatever—you never go in that room anyway. Squeaky floors? You’re already used to them!

But there are some home improvement projects that simply can’t wait, lest you risk much bigger problems (and costly expenses) down the line. Here are 12 home repairs experts say you should never put off:

1. A leaking roof

If you see water stains on your ceiling or down your walls, get moving on the repair stat—there are a host of problems that can arise and get progressively…

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Red Deer Sold statistics

With the coldest Easter on record out of the way, we're sure to have some warmer weather in the near future!

Sales in March were stuck at a plateau from February earlier this year. Perhaps the late winter & colder temperatures have kept the buyers at bay. The increased number of listings are likely the result of a build up of sellers, who have been unable to sell in recent markets. This back up of unsold houses can provide a healthy inventory for potential buyers to choose from.

The residential real estate market is experiencing a definite increase in activity, which we hope leads to a healthier year in real estate.

Information Based on Red Deer Real Estate Board MLS® Stats 2014-2018

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