Anne Adams
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416-255-SOLD (7653)

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Prepare your House Prior to Selling

When you decide to sell your Toronto West -  Etobicoke house, many details come into play. One of the most important will be making your house as attractive as possible to potential buyers.

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A REALTOR will help you look after all the ins and outs of selling your home including a plan to give your house strong “curb appeal” and improve its “saleability.” Your REALTOR can provide many tips and low cost suggestions to not only attract more potential buyers, but to sell your home faster and for the best possible price.

It’s true that first impressions count and the outside of the home speaks volumes about what the inside may look like. Often potential buyers won’t get past the front door if the outside of a home looks run down or shabby. Your REALTOR may suggest some simple “quick fixes” like a fresh coat of paint, flowers or shrubs and clean windows. Many of these suggestions are worth the minimal costs involved as they not only increase the saleability of your home, but could potentially add value equal to the money spent on paint.

Your REALTOR will likely caution you to stick to minor improvements. Bigger, more expensive renovations or repairs are probably best handled by adjusting your price to reflect the cost of the repairs.

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A home that looks well-cared for is most attractive to potential buyers. Take a close look around the outside of your home and assess whether you need to tidy up, paint, trim bushes, repair ripped screens or clean the windows. Consider renting a pressure washer for the day – these do a great job on dirty siding and eaves.

Minor repairs can be done by the “do-it-yourselfer.” Things like fixing window screens, replacing the odd loose roof shingle, repairing door hinges and such are easy. Advice is available at your local home improvement centre on everything from caulking windows to removing peeling paint to replacing screens.

Begin with taking a tour of your entire house to see what needs to be cleaned, what needs to be cleared out and what needs to be repaired. The following is an excerpt of a comprehensive checklist that can be found in the Ontario Real Estate Association’s booklet, “How to Sell your Home.” For a free copy of the booklet, contact OREA at 1-800-563-HOME or give me a call. Call me on my easy to remember phone number 416 255 SOLD (7653) or cell 416 801 SOLD (7653) or E mail Anne Adams at

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Tips to prepare your home for sale
Inside your home:

Floor coverings
Walls and Ceilings
Window Coverings
Pet Areas
Entryways and hallways

Closets and storage areas
Living room, dining room, bedrooms, den and study
Bathrooms/powder room
Basement, furnace room, garage, attic storeroom

Outside your home:
Exterior surfaces
Front door
Eaves troughs/downspouts
Yard and environment

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Anne Adams, Broker of Record

Toronto West Realty Inc., Brokerage

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416 255 SOLD (7653)