May 2015

Found 2 blog entries for May 2015.

You spruce up the inside and outside of your home, getting it ready for the market. The paint is fresh, the lawn manicured and flowers grace the walkway leading to your front door. But, even with all this, there is the possibility that one look at the neighbourhood will dissuade potential buyers. This could be because of one neighbour with an unsightly curb appeal or a number of less than stellar homes on the block.

Granted, at least some of these homeowners may be elderly and just can’t keep up with the yard work, let alone cart the trash away. If the offender lives next door, hopefully you have a good relationship with the owner and will feel comfortable approaching him/her on the matter.

First off, don’t ask for a complete curb renovation. You’ll

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Spring is the optimum time to sell a home. Regardless of whether it's a buyer's market or a seller's market, inventory almost always rises in the spring. Why? Because the largest number of buyers are actively searching for a new home during the months of April, May and June.

Tip: If your home has been languishing on the market since the holidays, take it off the market. Give it a chance to "cool down" for a few weeks before putting it back on the market. Nobody is going to look at your home in the spring if the days on the market show it's been on the market for several months. Buyers gravitate toward fresh, new listings!

Here are 15 things you can do to improve the odds that your home will stand out among the sea of new listings flooding the

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