Selling Your Home in a Pandemic


Hello!  Thank you for popping by!  In this post we’re talking about Selling.

 

Selling your home is a big decision at the best of times. However, this year, with all its turbulence and uncertainty, many homeowners are understandably nervous about the process.  Most of that anxiety is simply the result of not having the information you need.

 

 

Selling Your Home in a Pandemic 3If you’re thinking of selling for example, you might be wondering:

How does it work these days? How do buyers see my home? How long will my property take to sell? How much will it likely sell for?

The more good information you have, the less nervous you’ll be. In fact, when you have all your questions answered and you know what to expect, you might even feel enthusiastic about moving forward with your plans to list. So, don’t let unanswered questions hold you back from selling your home. Give me a call. I’d be happy to fill you in on what’s happening in the local market, answer your questions, and give you the advice you need.

 

Want to Sell Your House Faster? Make it Anonymous

What do you notice when you visit a model home in a new development? Often, you will find wonderfully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in. The operative word here is “anyone”.

Sure, there might be a computer screen on a desk in the den, or a child’s doll sitting in a corner, but for the most part, all the rooms are anonymous. There is a sense of family, but no specific family… the feeling of personality, but no specific person.

The professionals who set up a model home make it anonymous for a reason. They want buyers to view it as their potential home, not someone else’s. These professionals know – based on decades of experience – that this strategy helps sell houses faster and for a better price.

 

Why not use this same strategy when showing your home?

It’s easy. Just put away that soccer trophy, take down the wedding photo, and box those souvenirs from the family vacation at Disneyland. No, you don’t have to completely empty your closets and drawers. Just pack those personal items that can be seen when a potential buyer views a room. Put away toothbrushes, collectibles, even unopened mail. Don’t forget to clear the fridge door, which is often a mosaic of personal items in family homes.

If you have lots of personal items, consider renting a storage unit for the few weeks that your house will be on the market. It’s worth the investment. You wouldn’t think of buying a birthday cake with a stranger’s name on it. Keep that in mind when you show your home. Make it anonymous!

 

Need more ideas for selling your house faster and for the best price possible?
I’m always here to answer any real estate questions!

 

Selling Your Home in a Pandemic 4

MARY NUTE

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Direct: 613-791-2540

mary@marynute.com

Royal LePage Team Realty

Royal LePage Team Realty

484 Hazeldean Road

Kanata, ON K2L 1V4

Office: 613-592-6400

Toll: 888-757-7155

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest in the Ottawa real estate market, I can help. Contact me today for to discuss your real estate needs.

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