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Home Selling Blogs – Victoria

Home selling advice for Victoria, BC residents by Ron Neal & The Neal Estate Team.

Found 5 blog entries about Home Selling Blogs – Victoria.

A 'How to Sell Your Home' GuideA home seller can take a number of different approaches to attract home buyers and get the offers they want. However, sellers need to understand how the process works before they start trying to add in their own special touches. Keep the main stages in mind to have a better idea of where to start and how to navigate your home sale without the hassle.

Declare a Budget

From staging and advertising to closing costs, home sellers need to hammer out their finances before deciding who to hire and how to list. Canadian buyers are usually required to hire a lawyer to ensure their paperwork is air-tight, so sellers should start researching average fees in their area as soon as possible. If sellers still have an active mortgage, they'll likely need to

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6 Must-See Ways to Improve Curb AppealEveryone wants a home that looks welcoming, especially when they’re trying to sell that home. A welcoming home draws buyers in and makes them want to spend time there, which can result in offers and even a sale. The best way to make a home appealing is to focus on its cub appeal, as the home’s exterior will be the first thing buyers see of it. There are many ways to boost curb appeal, and here are six of them.

1. Keep the Gardens Tidy

Gardens are highly visible and naturally draw the buyer’s eye, so it’s important for any gardens to look their best with the best possible landscaping. This includes removing weeds and dead plants, putting down fresh mulch, clipping overgrown bushes, and so on. Planting bushes and flowers can also be a good way

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Thinking of Selling and Property Needs Work? Maximize Your Return When Selling….even when time and money are short!

Sell Faster and For More! Clean, Declutter, Repair, Update, Renovate and Stage!

Does your Victoria area home need some TLC, perhaps painting, a new roof or a kitchen update? You don’t have the time or money to deal with it? Do you know you should and would benefit from steps to make your property more salable, but don’t have the time to wait months for a contractor, access to funds necessary and/or not willing to risk the outcome not being profitable?

If you knew that our renovation and home prep team would be in and out AND your property SOLD in less than 60* days from today AND you would put more money in your pocket AND

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Stage a Home to Sell Faster and For a Higher PriceStaging is a marketing tool that will help a seller convey the proper message. A professionally staged home shows better, no matter what its age or price. Staged homes also tend to sell faster in all markets, compared to comparable properties that have not been professionally staged, according to statistics compiled by the Real Estate Staging Association. Give up the idea that a home on the market has be expensively furnished or reflect the latest design trends.

Real estate agents note that prospective buyers view staged homes during home showings as well-maintained; the homes also present better in photographs and website listings than comparable unstaged properties.

Primary Elements of Home Staging

Is there anyone who hasn't heard the

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Preparing For A Home ShowingSelling a home involves preparation, especially in the days leading up to the first showing. Everything needs to be in place when the buyer comes to view the property. Preparing for buyers to come involves a lot of cleaning, organizing and decluttering. These tips can help home sellers get ready for the first showing.

Remove Clutter, Get Organized

Clutter can make a home look small and sloppy, even if it's been recently cleaned. Removing and organizing clutter is an important first step for staging. This can be a time consuming step, so some home sellers start months in advance. Clutter removal can happen in many ways.

  • Garage sale. This is an effective way to rid the house of old usable items.
  • Donations. Home sellers who don't have
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