When a homeowner is thinking about putting their house on the market they should make a list of any projects or work that needs to be done and think about spending some money on the house before putting it on the market. The return on that investment can be substantial. But even a simple and budget friendly refresh of the house can make a huge difference in attracting buyers. Before sellers put a house on the market they should always:


selling you home EdmontonPainting is a simple and cheap way to make a house look brand new again. The fresh colors and new paint job will dramatically improve the appeal for buyers. Homeowners should always use neutral colors so that potential buyers can imagine their own stuff against the neutral backdrop of the walls. If there are any…

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As experienced real estate agents know, everyone makes mistakes when they are starting out. It can take some trial and error to figure out systems and methods that work for each person. But there are some common mistakes that almost all new agents make when they’re creating listings. Here are four of the most common mistakes new agents make when creating listings and how to avoid them to spare yourself some time, trouble and embarrassment:

Using A Bad Photo

buying a houseThis is something that almost every new agent does at some point. The lead photo that you use in a listing is critically important. That one photo could mean the difference between a potential buyer clicking on the listing or passing it by. That’s why you shouldn’t settle for using a photo…

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A great way to get buyers interested in a home is to get the sellers to do some updating before putting it on the market. Getting rid of outdated design trends and décor pieces can make a big difference to potential buyers. Now is the perfect time to get sellers motivated to buying season. Here are some of the home design features that buyers will be looking for in spring 2018:

Flexible Spaces

Closed off formal rooms are definitely out for modern buyers. As people use their homes for more and more purposes like work, working out, and hobbies they want flexible spaces that can adapt to what they need. Parents want open spaces that can combine working at home with play space for the kids and a closed off back bedroom just doesn’t cut it. Turning…

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Sellers who are planning on listing their homes during the spring sales season should do a deep spring cleaning on the home before it goes on the market. Ideally they should hire a cleaning team to come in and make sure the house sparkles from top to bottom. But if sellers want to clean the home on their own before listing it here are some cleaning tips you can share with them to get the house deep cleaned and ready to be seen by prospective buyers:

Get The Windows Washed

selling houseSparkling windows will make the house look brighter and make smaller rooms seem larger. Interior windows should be cleaned well and the exterior windows should be cleaned also. A fresh coat of paint on window sills and trim will also make the windows look more appealing. Skylights…

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These days it’s not enough to create a simple listing. That’s not going to get buyer’s attention. In order to make your listings really stand out you need to use a multimedia approach. These days a huge percentage of homebuyers are using mobile phones or tablets to browse listings, not just computers so creating listings that are optimized for phone and tables and using multimedia elements is essential to getting potential buyers interested in a home. Here are some easy ways to create modern, mobile friendly multimedia listings that will increase interest from buyers:

Use Videos

multimedia real estate listingsVideos are a great addition to a real estate listing. Buyers love being able to see videos of a home because it gives them a more realistic view of the home. Homebuyers…

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It’s not just the look of the house that will make buyers more interested in a home. The look of the yard and grounds are extremely important to home buyers. As the spring sales season approaches there are lots of small projects around the home that sellers should do to make sure that the outside of the house looks as appealing to the buyers as the inside. Here are a few of the outdoor projects that should be done before a home is listed for sale:

Clearing Brush

After the winter months the yard may have a build up of downed branches, dead trees and brush, and other debris. All of that debris should be gotten rid of before the house is listed for sale. Dead trees should be cut down. Bushes should be pruned and any overgrowth in the yard or garden…

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Listing information last updated on June 5th, 2023 at 7:46am CDT.