3 Real Estate Tips for Barrie and Orillia Home Owners
June 21, 2017 | Posted by: Della Dwyer
Selling a home in Barrie and Orillia is a stressful experience. You want to maximize your investment and get the best return you can with the least amount of anxiety and expense. These real estate tips, along with finding the right agent, can help you through the trying process.
Bathrooms and Kitchens
Most people know these are the two most important rooms in your house when trying to sell. But they aren't equal in terms of return on your investment. A modest bathroom renovation can net you a positive return on your money. Kitchens, while still important, can get very expensive to remodel. Don't go for a top-of-the-line kitchen renovation with all new appliances if you can help it. Refacing the cabinets and buying new hardware and plumbing fixtures can make an old kitchen look new again without breaking the bank.
Tackle the Small Jobs
While talking about bang for the buck, a lot of small things will make a huge difference. Make sure you trim the bushes and cut the grass. Clean the sidewalks and entry, and replace your door mat. Clean, dust, and polish everything inside the house. Replace light bulbs with new, brighter ones. A few inexpensive touches can make a world of difference in making your home inviting.
Sell at the Right Time
Well, more or less. Everyone knows that spring is the best time to sell. People are out and about more. The landscaping always looks beautiful. It's a good time to shop so that the closing can happen in the summer while kids are out of school. If it makes sense to you and fits your timeline, sell in the spring, preferably late March through April. But if waiting means you pay six months more mortgage payments, or you happen to get your home in great shape in the middle of winter, don't procrastinate. You never know when that right buyer is going to walk in your front door. Also, selling off-season means it is less likely that your home gets lost in the mass of other listings on the market. Spring may be the best time, but it might not be the best time for you.
The important thing is to find a good agent that can help you make these decisions and set you on the right path. Before you know it, you will be at the closing table.