Planning on making a move? Do these 5 simple things and get more for your home!

So you've decided its time to move.  Don't just put your home on the market hoping for the best. Get prepared and put yourself in a position to get the biggest results.  After all, this was a huge investment for you and will most likey impact where and what you buy next.

Here are 5 simple things that you need to do to get your home ready to show and sell!

1. Take an inventory of your home. What has been updated or renovated and what might need repairs and updates.

2.  Declutter. Imagine you were a prospective buyer.  Would you be impressed with a home that was full of someones stuff?  Buyers want to see the home, not all of the owners belongings. Clearing off counters to show space and putting everything away neatly gives a good first impression and not only increases the chance of selling, but also the price!

3. Deep Clean. This goes hand in hand with decluttering.  Make sure windows, mouldings and appliances have all been cleaned and dusted. Don't use any harsh chemicals that leave a strong odour.  A clean home with a nice neutral smell feels more inviting. This will let buyers know that your home has been well cared for, making it more likely they'll want to bring an offer.

4.  Decide on painting and staging.  Painting and staging can potentially increase the value a home is sold by up to 5% and you may not need to do much.  

5. Time your sale.  Are there alot of similiar homes for sale in your neighborhood? How is the buyer pool looking at the present moment? Knowing these things can help you time the sale of your home to maximize your profits.

Getting your home ready to sell can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.  Our team is here for you!  From step 1 to step 5 we will be there to walk you through the process.  We will inform you on what repairs or renovations will be worth your while, help with the declutter and cleaning, offer a staging consultation and prepare a marketing plan based on the current market trends.  When we list your home, we will get you the best deal possible. We have have helped countless clients acheive amazing results and we know we can do the same for you.   

If you are thinking of making a move, call/text or email us today and we can get you ready, sold and into your next home! 

Ben Stanton

(M) 905-995-3372 (E) 

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New property listed in Downtown Whitby, Whitby
I have listed a new property at #107 580 Mary ST E in Whitby.
Rare Find In One Of Whitby's Hidden Gems'! Unique And Spacious (1275') Bungalow Style 2 Bedroom + Den Ground Floor Suite With Eat-In Kitchen, Dining Area O/L Sunken Living Room With Lots Of Natural Light And W/O To Private Yard W Garden & Patio. This Prime Whitby Location Is Just Steps To Julie Payette P.S. And Downtown Whitby, Easy Access To 401,Go Station, Shopping Etc.

The following annoucement  below is welcome news for home buyers, we certainly don't want have measures to keep home prices from rocketing out of control and making home ownership out of the reach of buyers wanting to enter the market. Let's see how the market responds to these changes and hope the government will ease the stress test again  in the near future. 

On February 18, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced changes to the benchmark rate used to determine the minimum qualifying rate for insured mortgages, also known as the stress test. The new minimum qualifying rate will be the weekly median five-year fixed insured mortgage rate from mortgage insurance applications, plus two percentage points.

TRREB has long called for adjustments to the mortgage stress test since its introduction in January 2018. The changes will come into effect on April 6 and will allow the rate to be more representative of the mortgage rates offered by lenders and will adjust appropriately to dynamic market conditions.

TRREB is encouraged that Minister Morneau and the federal government are moving in the right direction by making adjustments to Guideline B-20.

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New property listed in Samac, Oshawa
I have listed a new property at 84 Glovers RD in Oshawa.
Rare Find Charming 4 Bedroom Home Situated On A Mature Lot In The Samac Community Of Oshawa! Great For 1st Time Buyer Or Investor! Updates Renovated Main Bathroom; New Hi Eff Gas Furnace / Hwt; New Shed And Fence. This Home Features An Eat - In Kitchen With Window Overlooking Large Private Back Yard And Walk Out Off Mud Room To Deck. Large Laundry Room And Storage Space In Basement - Double Drive For 4 + Cars

New property listed in
I have listed a new property at .
Rare find affordable 4 Bedroom Home On A Mature Lot Is Great For 1st Time Buyer or Investor! Updates Renovated main bathroom; New Hi Eff Gas Furnace / HWT; New Shed and Fence. This Home Features An Eat - In Kitchen With With Window Overlooking Large Private Back Yard And Walk Out Off Mud Room To Deck. Double Drive Situated Within Minutes to Shopping Centres; Schools UOIT. Walking Distance To Transit. Extras:Fridge, Stove, Clothes Washer And Dryer / License with City of Oshawa for Residential Rental Use! CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFO. 905-995-3372 or 905-409-9967
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