Sellers don’t have to break the bank on huge upgrades and remodels in order to impress buyers. Many buyers say that what ultimately makes them decide to make an offer on a home are the small upgrades and personalized touches that a home has. Cookie cutter homes are definitely out when it comes what buyers want. So sellers that want to give their home an edge when it comes to impressing buyers can get a big return from small extras and upgrades if they are strategic about the upgrades and extras that they pick. Remember to pick upgrades and extras that are timeless, because if you pick extras that are too trendy in just a few years they will be considered eyesores. No one wants a built-in kitchen desk anymore, for example. Here are four extras that are…

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Winter home sales can be as tough as the holiday season approaches. Sellers are looking for quick sales and buyers want to get settled before the holiday entertaining season starts. One of the best ways to interest buyers in new homes around the holiday season is to highlight the entertaining possibilities of a new home.

Sellers who want to entice buyers into a quick sale should put some money and effort into making the house ready for holiday parties. Holiday decorations can do a lot to impress buyers and make them see the home as a great place to entertain their family and friends during the upcoming holidays. Staging the home with a large dining table that is set for a holiday dinner with nice china and holiday decorations is a fantastic and easy…

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During the fall and winter holding open houses can be hazardous. Winter weather and bad storms during the autumn can be meant that you end up throwing an open house that no one attends. You can beat the unpredictable winter weather and make it so that buyers don’t have to brave snowy roads or bitter cold to come to look at homes by using virtual staging. Virtual staging is a fantastic tool to use to help buyers visualize living in a home without having them actually at the home. And you are saved the hassle of staging that home at the same time.

Virtual staging can be pricey, but it’s well worth the investment. When you turn to virtual staging a company that specializes in virtual design will take photos and videos of the home and stage it digitally…

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One of the things that sellers are wondering often these days is if they should buy smart appliances for the home when they listing their Edmonton Home. Replacing the appliances is always a good investment because buyers are much more likely to consider buying a home that has brand new appliances included. But are expensive smart appliances like a smart refrigerator, oven, and smart washers and dryers worth the high cost to sellers?

Overwhelmingly experts say yes, that upgrading to smart appliances is worth the cost to sellers and that they will see a high return on that investment in the increased purchase price of the home. Smart appliances are very quickly becoming a must-have item for home buyers instead of just a novelty. The increased use of AI…

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When homeowners don’t want to put a lot of time and money into remodeling their home to make it more attractive to buyers there are still some things that they can do quickly and affordable that will make a big difference in how the home looks to buyers. If you have a seller that wants a quick sale but doesn’t have the budget for an extensive remodel or doesn’t want to put in a lot of time and effort suggest some of these easy, quick, and affordable interior upgrades that will really appeal to buyers:

New Countertops

It’s always a good idea to put a little money into fixing up the kitchen of the home before selling. Even if the seller doesn’t want to take on a full remodel they can give the kitchen a great facelift by having new countertops…

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Home fall sales can be just as prolific as home sales during other seasons. But, homeowners who want to sell their homes during the fall season need to make sure that they are staging their homes correctly and presenting their homes in the best possible light. As the weather starts to turn cold and the leaves fall and the darkness starts to fall much earlier than in the summer there are some fall specific tasks that sellers should do if they want their homes to sell like:

Lawn Clean Up

selling edmonton homeIt’s always important to make sure that the lawn and garden area of a home look neat and well-presented when the home is being sold. But in the fall, it’s essential that the homeowners make sure that all the leaves that fall are raked up and disposed of. Dead branches…

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Autumn can be a great time of the year for home sales. People that are looking for new homes want to get into that new home before the holidays so that they can entertain family and friends and have a great holiday season in a new home. So, in order to sell a home in the autumn, you should stage it for the holidays to show potential buyers how wonderful the holidays would be in that home. In the autumn when the weather gets cooler people are looking to draw inward and nest, so making a home look cozy and family friendly is a great way to get the attention of buyers. Here are some expert home staging tips to help you sell more homes this fall:

Dress the Table

Often people are not that excited by the idea of a formal dining room and it’s not usually a…

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One of the best ways to establish yourself as the best agent in your local market is to become an expert in your local area. When you are seen as a local expert you will be the agent that people come to when they want to find a particular neighborhood, or when they want to find a particular kind of home. So how do you establish yourself as a local expert? Here are a few ways that you can broaden your reach and make sure that you are seen as a local expert in the area:

Know Your Neighborhoods

Edmonton real estate expertTake the time to get out and really explore some of the local neighborhoods. Walk through the neighborhood to really get a feel for the area. When potential buyers come to you and say that they want to live in a neighborhood with great trails nearby or a…

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Listing information last updated on December 1st, 2023 at 11:31pm CST.