How To Prepare Your Property For Sale

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Thinking about selling your home? Let’s get prepared!

Below are 6 ways you can prepare to put your home up for sale!

Minor Renovations and Repairs

You may have done some upgrading to your home during the time you’ve lived there, but if not, there are a few things you can do that will increase the value of your home, as well as make it more aesthetically pleasing to potential buyers. Things like a fresh coat of paint and a solid deep clean/declutter go a long way!


Photos and video are critical to generating exposure for your property and greatly impact the effectiveness of the marketing and
advertising materials. Even if you aren’t listing your home immediately, having photos on hand ensures you’re prepped for when you’re ready to list!

Overall Listing Strategy

There are advantages in selling prior to buying, namely that you have the clearest picture of what you can afford. In order to
ensure you aren’t rushed into finding a new property to purchase, looking at short term accommodation options can provide flexibility. If your goal is to buy first, it may influence you pricing strategy when selling if a quick sale becomes a priority. Discuss these items with your Realtor well in advance.

Determining your needs

Through the survey in our blog post Upsizing Guide as well as in person meetings, your Realtor will be able to help you narrow down your search in order to show you properties that meet your needs. Our Buyers Guide will be provided to you, which outlines the steps in our buying process, and your Realtor is always able to answer any questions you may have!

Landing your perfect home

Once you find the perfect place you need to move fast! We don’t rush our clients, but if you’re properly prepared it won’t feel rushed. We know how hard it is to find amazing places, and we simply want our clients to land them! When making an offer, your Realtor will protect your best interest by including conditions with the offer and negotiating with a maximum price in mind to ensure you stay in your comfort zone.

Closing and Post Purchase

Your lawyer and mortgage broker will set up meetings with you before closing to sign off on the final documents. Your Realtor can help you book movers and advise on how to get your finances in order. The lawyer will let you know exactly how much you need to bring with you when you meet; it will include the land transfer tax and legal fees. Once you’ve done that, you get the keys! It doesn’t end there – our Realtors can refer you to maintenance professionals, and anyone else you may need to take care of your
home or create your dream space.


For a more detailed Sellers guide or if you would like to create personalized plan and to meet with our team please contact us at 604-341-9937 or [email protected].