Are You Fit To Sell? – Curb Appeal

The exterior of your home says a lot about how well your home is maintained both inside and out. When a buyer drives by your home or views photos on line this will create a lasting impression, so show them that your property is well cared for. When buyers see an attractive exterior they will be eager to stop and excited to view the interior as well. Curb appeal is the sizzle that helps to sell the steak.

Preparing your home for sale can be a daunting task. A check list can help focus your efforts in the most productive manner. Please review the list below and be as objective and realistic about the current condition of your home.

Things to consider:

[] What major repairs are needed?

[] What minor repairs are needed?

[] Make a list of what needs to be done

[] Sweep walkways, driveways, patios and decks

[] Maintain front, back and side yards

[] Add flower arrangements on your front porch, in front of your garage and on your decks and patios

[] Is your lawn lush and green?

[] What shape are your flower beds in?

[] Are there any visual distractions?

[] Are the kids toys stored neatly away?

[] What condition is your drive way in?

Committing twenty minutes to honestly review and answer each of the points above will help you increase the curb appeal of your home. Should you wish to discuss any of the points above I am always available at 905-330-1241 or by email at rdavison@trebnet.com . Best of luck!

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PODS: An Innovative Moving Solution.

From time to time on this Blog, I like to highlight some valuable services that I have personally experienced and consider quite useful. As my licensed assistant, Natalie Chapman, is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), we often provide staging advice to our clients. A common challenge in preparing a home for market is the need to pare down the owner’s belongings. One of the fantastic tools that my team likes to use are PODS, or Portable On Demand Storage for many of my clients.

PODS will drop off the correct sized POD — 7’, 12’ or 16’ — to the initial site of your move and then wait for you to tell them when it is convenient to have it picked up. You pack the POD, although packing services are available, and then put your own lock on it. A simple phone call will arrange pick up of the packed POD. You can have it delivered to the new location immediately or store the POD until it is convenient to take delivery of the POD and its contents. Should you be selling your current home with a layover period before possession of your new home, this service is for you. Access to your POD can be arranged while in storage with 24 hour notice. This truly unique answer to the problem of clutter in homes is fantastically flexible and cost effective.

While Staging is much more than simply de-cluttering, it is an important part of the process. PODS can make storage and de-cluttering a simple process. You can obtain a quote from their website www.pods.com or call 1-866-229-4120. All of my clients are eligible for a discount on PODS which I am more than happy to pass along. Good luck and Happy De-Cluttering!